Franklin J. Riesenburger, Flaster/Greenberg shareholder, co-chair of the firm’s Alternative and Renewable Energy Industry Group and chair of its Environmental Department, recently served as the Master of Ceremonies for a dinner honoring two local philanthropists, the Honorable Harris and Ms. Sande Hollin, feting their dedication to children and families with disabilities over the past 40 years. Harris Hollin, in addition to being a founding Board member of Israel Elwyn, has been a particularly effective force in moving Fragile X Research forward.
The event was hosted by the American Friends of Israel Elwyn, the fund raising group for organizations serving people with disabilities in Israel, especially Israel Elwyn. Riesenburger has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Israel Elwyn for the past four years and recently passed the gavel to Stuart Rudoler, Director of Business Development at American Flux & Metal.
The reception was held on May 21st at the Union League of Philadelphia. With more than 75 people in attendance, Israel Elwyn successfully raised over $75,000 towards program funding for the developmentally challenged community in Israel.
Israel Elwyn, with its main offices in Jerusalem, is the largest nonprofit private provider of programs for children and adults with developmental and other disabilities throughout Israel, and currently serves over 3,000 children and adults. Israel Elwyn offers early intervention, employment and supported living programs, residential care, consultation services and professional training throughout the country. It is a world leader in its field. For more information on Israel Elwyn, please click here.
An active leader in his community, Riesenburger has been involved in organizations advancing the care and needs of developmentally disabled persons for the past 30 years. He is a former adjunct professor of environmental law at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and writes and lectures frequently on topics involving environmental litigation and regulation. Riesenburger received his J.D. in 1971 from the University of Chicago, and is a 1968 cum laude graduate of American University, the school of international service.
- Franklin Riesenburger