February 27, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT Debbie Shemony, 202.857.6691; mailto: [email protected]
Milgram Recognized for Embodying Fraternity, Charity, Honor and Loyaly
BBYO is proud to announce the recipient of the 2015 BBYO Alumnus of the Year Award. Eitan Milgram, a current Chestnut Hill, MA resident, native of San Jose, CA and alum of BBYO Central Region West, received the AZA Alumnus of the Year Award on Friday, February 13, 2015 while addressing more than 2,200 of BBYO’s teen leadership, communal leaders and philanthropists, professional staff, International Advisor Network and volunteers at BBYO International Convention (IC) 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 Aluma of the Year Award.
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.
Milgram was chosen for this award because he embodies the qualities that Sam Beber possessed and valued: fraternity, tzedakah (charity), honor and loyalty. An exemplary leader during his time in AZA, Milgram served as Aleph Moreh (vice president of membership) and Aleph Godol (president) of his BBYO chapter, Morris Adler AZA #1855, as well as Regional Aleph Moreh of BBYO Central Region West. Now, as a BBYO alum, he uses the leadership skills he learned then to contribute to and affect change in society.
"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.”
BBYO is the leading pluralistic Jewish teen movement aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences. For 90 years, BBYO‘s leadership programs the Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA, high school fraternity) and the B’nai B’rith Girls (BBG, high school sorority) have been providing 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. Now, BBYO’s network of Jewish teens, alumni, parents, volunteers and philanthropists serves as the Jewish community’s most valuable platform for delivering to the post Bar/Bat Mitzvah audience fun, meaningful and affordable experiences. With year-round activities in hundreds of local communities and inspiring world-wide travel experiences, BBYO’s broad program menu enables teens to explore areas of leadership, service, civic engagement, Israel education and Jewish values.
Please note that BBYO should not be referred to as the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, but rather as “BBYO.”
For more information on BBYO, please visit www.bbyo.org.