Federation Campaign Vice Chairperson Nancy Astor Fox made Neil and Susan Cooper an offer they couldn't refuse — to serve as co-chairs for the Tuesday, Dec. 8 Evening With President Clinton. The couple agreed to devote their time, talent and energy to help plan this event along with Carol and Bennett Aaron, Esther and Marc Kaplin, Joy and Bennett Keiser, and Maxine and Elliot Rosen, because of their affection for Astor Fox and because of the opportunity to be part of an event that has broad intergenerational appeal.
"President Clinton was at the top of everyone's list of speakers for this event because of his appeal to Federation donors spanning a broad range of age and demographic groups," said Neil Cooper. Cooper said he "was thrilled" that America's 42nd President accepted the Committee's invitation to speak at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue.
Cooper, the chair of Federation's Men's Cabinet and his wife, Susan, who is involved in Women's Philanthropy, are gratified that registration has been strong among young people and that a number of their peers have agreed to serve on the Planning Committee.
"We are excited at the prospect of many members of the younger generation coming out and participating in this Federation event," he commented.
An Historic Evening
Bennett Aaron termed this event "historic," stating that this is the first time that a Federation Campaign Kick-Off event has been combined with a Federation Endowment event.
Aaron explained that new members of Federation's Legacy Society will be inducted during a 5 p.m. cocktail and dinner reception for major Federation donors and all Legacy Society members. Afterwards, those attending the reception will be joined by more than 500 community donors for a dessert reception and the keynote address to be delivered by President Clinton, which will begin promptly at 7 p.m.
President Clinton will discuss current global issues and the need to focus on our common humanity in an interdependent world.
Aaron is pleased that those in attendance will see the full power of Federation's philanthropic resources — a strong campaign and an active endowment program. Like Cooper, he is confident that President Clinton will prove to be a major attraction for a diverse group of donors who have made a contribution to the Federation Annual Unrestricted Campaign (FAJA).
For more information about the event or to register online, visit jewishphilly.org/PresidentClinton or call 215-832-0843. Registration is limited, so act now!
(Next Week's Focus on Community: More information about an Evening With President Clinton plus … LimmudPhilly is coming to Super Sunday on Jan. 10.)