Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. will be the keynote speaker at The Sinai Guild’s Women in Philanthropy 2011 program on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield.
Kennedy’s presentation, “The Environment and Your Health”, will begin promptly at 12 p.m., followed by luncheon at 1 p.m. His reputation as a resolute defender of the environment earned Kennedy the honor of being named to TIME magazine’s Heroes for the Planet list. He was also named one of Rolling Stone’s 100 Agents of Change.
He serves as senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, is a professor at Pace University, president of Waterkeeper Alliance, and the environmental adviser to Napo Pharmaceuticals.
Located on Northwestern Hwy. in Farmington Hills, the Sinai Guild’s mission is to support and promote medical and scientific activities that benefit both the Jewish and metropolitan Detroit communities, through the Health & Wellness Foundation of Greater Detroit and the agencies of the Jewish community
Grant funds have been used to purchase prescription medications and eyeglasses for uninsured seniors, to provide defibrillators for programs that serve the mentally ill and to obtain medical supplies for non-profit clinics, to name a few examples.
Donor levels for the luncheon range from $100 to 10,000. Donors who contribute $1,200 or more will have the opportunity to attend the Patron breakfast at Knollwood Country Club where they will be able to meet and greet Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Contributions exceeding the fair market value of $50 per ticket are tax deductible. All donations and/or ticket purchases for the event will support the work of the Sinai Guild.
Jacqui Elkus of West Bloomfield and Sandi Matz of Franklin are chairing The Sinai Guild’s Women in Philanthropy 2011. Rusty Rosman of Commerce Township is the organization's president.
For information or to make reservations, for Women in Philanthropy 2011, contact The Sinai Guild, 248-538-6501.