The following were the submissions by WGES members for the Crandall Challenge Citation for the 2016 – 2017 year:
Charles Decker, WG’65: established a Foundation to support orphanages and children’s activity centers in the Dominican Republic where he lives part of the year and is directly involved in these efforts
Harold Kurfehs, WG’64: devotes his professional expertise to stimulate economic and community development in the rapid growing Southwestern Connecticut region
Avrum Marks, WG’58: volunteers in a number of DC area organizations including the Smithsonian’s American History Museum, Wolf Trap Farm Park, and Dulles International Airport
Jerome Peck, WG’68: became a Science Teacher in Seneca Ridge Middle School in Sterling, VA
Jerry Rothstein, WG’65: devotes his time and efforts in a number of greater New York non-profits such as the American Red Cross, the United Jewish Appeal, and the National School Climate Center. He is also active with PennPac which is a pro bono alumni consulting organization
William G. Staton, WG’71: teaches basic personal finance to male and female inmates in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg County (NC) jail. The focus is on the basics of securing a job and how to launch a small business.
Mike Wallace, WG’64: created a non-profit to help educate Laotian children, fund scholarships for students to the Laos-American college, mentors graduates and encourages would-be entrepreneurs to develop small businesses. Mike lives in Laos most of the year where he is active in the projects and programs he initiates
Harvey Jay Zukerman, WG’63: serves as a docent for students and adults at the Getty Center in Los Angeles
Congratulations to all of the above who participated in the Crandall Challenge Citation for the past year. Since most WGES alumni are also actively involved in their community projects, we encourage them to participate in next year’s Challenge when it is announced in the the Fall of 2017.