Alan Rosskamm Receives Gries Award for Community Leadership

November 8, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Posted in Press Releases | Leave a comment

Alan Rosskamm, of Gates Mills, is the recipient of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s 2010 Gries Family Award for Community Leadership recognizing exemplary individuals who, through top leadership positions, make a lasting impact on organizations within the Jewish and general communities.  He was honored at the October 27 Jewish Federation of Cleveland Board of Trustees meeting.

Alan Rosskamm

 

At the Federation, Rosskamm has served on the Board of Trustees, chaired the Finance and Investment Committee and served on the Government Relations, Endowment Fund, and Human Resources Development Committees.  He has been active for years with the annual campaign, for which he served as a vice chair.

 

Rosskamm has also served on the boards of The Mandel Jewish Community Center, Cleveland Hillel Foundation, Jewish Community Housing and on The Agnon School Advisory Committee.  In the general community, Rosskamm has been very involved with Cleveland Tomorrow and then the Greater Cleveland Partnership.  He was a co-chair of the Organizational Task Force of the Commission on Economic Inclusion, where he was responsible for recruiting Northeast Ohio employers who would commit to furthering the opportunities for minority populations.  More than 100 employers made that commitment, and the Commission has been a catalyst for advancing economic inclusion in the Northeast Ohio business community.  Rosskamm continues to serve as a member of the commission’s advisory committee.

 

Rosskamm received The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio Humanitarian Award, recognizing his work as an officer of the Center, where he is a life trustee.  At Hawken School, he was on the board for two decades, and just finished a term as chair.  His dedication to education and social justice led him to his latest endeavor, CEO of Breakthrough Charter Schools, a new nonprofit charter school management organization for four Cleveland charter schools: Citizens’ Academy, E Prep School, The Intergenerational School and Village Prep School.

The Gries family was one of the first Jewish families to settle in Cleveland.  The Gries Family Award includes donations to two charitable causes – one in the Jewish community and one in the general community.  Rosskamm designated gifts to The Agnon School and to Breakthrough Charter Schools.

Left to right: Michael J. Horvitz, Chair of the Gries Committee, Barbara Rosskamm (Alan's wife), Betty Rosskamm (Alan's mother), Alan Rosskamm, Sally Gries, Robert D. Gries, Peggy Gries Wager, David G. Cole

 

— JFC —

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