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 participated in a reception hosted by the American Friends of Israel Elwyn, the fund raising group for Israel Elwyn, honoring two local philanthropists, Dr. Sheldon Bernick and Mrs. Penny Bernick, for their dedication to children and families with disabilities over the past 40 years. Riesenburger currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Israel Elwyn and acted as master of ceremonies for the event.
The reception was held on May 22, 2012 at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, PA. With more than 100 people in attendance, Israel Elwyn successfully raised over $60,000 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 nearly 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.
- Franklin Riesenburger