Local Leader Received 2015 BBYO Alumnus of the Year Award
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ATLANTA- Eitan Milgram, a current Chestnut Hill resident, native of San Jose, CA, and alum of BBYO Central Region West, received the 2015 B’Nai B'rith Youth Organization (BBYO) Alumnus of the Year Award on Friday, February 13, while addressing more than 2,200 of BBYO's teen leadership, communal leaders and philanthropists, professional staff, International Advisor Network and volunteers at the BBYO International Convention 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Each year, two renowned BBYO alumni are chosen by current BBYO members to receive these awards established in honor of Anita Perlman and Sam Beber, founders of the B'nai B'rith Girls (BBG) and the Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA), BBYO's renowned leadership development program and high school sorority and fraternity. Elise Eplan, Atlanta resident and founder of The Eplan Group, received the BBG Alumna of the Year Award.
BBYO is the leading pluralistic Jewish teen movement aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences. For 90 years, BBYO has provided exceptional leadership programs and identity enrichment experiences, shaping the confidence and character of more than 400,000 alumni who are among the most prominent figures in business, politics, academia, the arts and Jewish communal life. BBYO's broad program menu enables teens to explore areas of leadership, service, civic engagement, Israel education and Jewish values.
Milgram is the executive vice president of Weiss Asset Management, a Boston-based investment firm where he has worked since 2000. Outside of work, he continues to be active with AIPAC as a member of their National Council. Milgram has served on the board of 15 public companies. He is also involved with Chabad at Chestnut Hill, Jewish Family and Children's Service, and a past participant in the Combined Jewish Philanthropy Acharai program and the BBYO Board of Directors.
"I am humbled and honored to accept this recognition by an organization that has had such an impact on my life," said Milgram. "BBYO plays a critical role for Judaism and its future. The well-rounded programming that is offered inspires, impacts and trains our youth to be active and passionate leaders who will shape the future of our people and our country."