Geoff and Ruthie Duffine of Fort Washington, PA., and Michael and Beth Gilman of Northeast Philadelphia, announce the engagement of their children, Abby Duffine and Eli Gilman.

    Abby graduated Magna Cum Laude from Syracuse University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Exercise Science and Drexel University where she earned a Masters of Science in Human Nutrition. She is currently pursuing a career as a Registered Dietitian, and is completing her Dietetic Internship with Aramark at Bryn Mawr Hospital.

    Eli is a graduate of the George Washington University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Drexel University earning a Masters of Science in Public Policy. He currently works for the Foreign Policy Research Institute as the Special Assistant to the President for Institutional Advancement.

    Abby is the granddaughter of Claire Rubin Heller and the late Abraham Rubin and June Duffine and the late Richard Duffine and Sandra Duffine. Eli is the grandson of Morton and Sheila Tanenbaum of Philadelphia and the late Harry and Elsie Gilman of Philadelphia.

    Sharing in the happiness are Abby’s sister, brother-in-law, and nephew Shana, Michael, and Abe Genkin, as well as her brother, sister-in-law, and nephew Alex, Abigail, and Eli Duffine.

    A May 2014 wedding is planned.