Ellen Schapps Richman, who is concluding her three-year term as president of UJA Federation of Greenwich, will be honored by the organization at its annual gala on Saturday, Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m., at Delamar at Greenwich Harbor.
During her tenure as president, Richman presided over fundraising campaigns, educational and community building programs, and mobilized a community survey and strategic planning process. In addition to her volunteer work at Federation, Shipman has served on the boards of Planned Parenthood of Connecticut and United Way of Greenwich. She is also active in the Breast Cancer Alliance in Greenwich and with Greenwich Hospital and served on the regional board of AIPAC. A staunch supporter of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), she is a past recipient of that organization’s Daniel Ginsberg Humanitarian Award. In 2008, she received the YWCA’s Spirit of Greenwich Award.
As president, Richman established the President’s Award, which is presented to members of the community who have performed distinctive acts of charity or community service. This year that award goes to three teens: Henry Baker, son of Lisa and Richard Baker, and Austin S. Kallman and Kyle H. Kallman, sons of Bryanna and Jonathan Kallman. Each of these young men is connected to young Ethiopian Jews in Israel. Two other teens will also be honored at the gala when the Weitzman Youth Award for Jewish Philanthropy is presented to Andrew Gilbert, son of Marlene and Alan Gilbert, and Noah Granoff, son of Jill and Richard Granoff.
For more information on the gala call (203) 552-1818.