LAST MAY 17TH, 2022

Co-Chairs: Chris Cohen & Susan C. Pannullo, Lauren & Peter Dranoff, Susan & Jeffrey Freed, Vicki & Sam Katz, Carolyn & Marc Rowan, Madeleine & Paul Schnell

LOCATION: Edison Rooftop
TIME: 6:00PM
ATTIRE: Business Casual

2022 gala highlights

Meet the Honorees

Anne Angowitz

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Anne Angowitz is a “recovering lawyer” who discovered her talent as a connector and professional matchmaker. She is the Founder and Principal of Preferred Placement, Inc., an executive recruiting firm founded in 1989, specializing in the placement of attorneys and compliance professionals around the world. She is a graduate of Emory University School of Law and Colgate University. Anne has served on numerous boards and is a founding board member of Youth Renewal Fund where she rejoined the board three years ago after a transformational trip to see Darca Schools. Anne is also a member of Belizean Grove, an elite women’s network of leaders in business, government and the nonprofit world. She has served on the Advisory Board of Second Shift, the President’s Club Board of Colgate University and the Board of Temple Beth El in Chappaqua. Anne has also been active as a fundraiser for Columbia Presbyterian Hospital’s Babies and Children’s Heart Fund. Anne is happy to celebrate this great honor with her partner in all things, Stuart and her boys Andrew and Benjamin.

Stuart Angowitz

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Having grown up in Brooklyn, NY, Stuart’s family instilled in him the vitality of a sound education as the base for a successful future. It was this foundation that drew Stuart to Youth Renewal Fund, and fostered his dedication to the organization, for 30+ years, where he has served as a longstanding board member. Stuart is also active in other Jewish and non-secular philanthropic causes. He continues to be an active supporter of the Heart Fund at Columbia Presbyterian’s Children’s Hospital (now Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York), numerous US military veterans’ charities, the FIDF, World Bicycle Relief and Honest Reporting, among others. Stuart graduated from SUNY Albany and Emory University School of Law. For over two decades he has served as a Principal of Preferred Placement, a leading executive recruiting firm specializing in the global placement of attorneys and compliance professionals. Previously, he was a practicing attorney for about a dozen years. Stuart and Anne have been married for 35 years and have two sons, Andrew and Benjamin, both of whom are supporters of YRF’s Ambassador Circle.

Jeffrey Cohen

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Jeffrey Cohen has over three decades of experience in the finance industry. Currently he is Senior Advisor and former Global Vice Chairman at Credit Suisse, in the Retail & Consumer Group of the Investment Banking and Capital Markets Division. Prior to CS, Jeff was the Global Head of Retail at Lazard, UBS, and Wasserstein Perella. He began his career as a practicing attorney at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. Jeff was one of the founders of Youth Renewal Fund in 1989 and has been a member of the Board of Directors ever since. He also serves on the Board of Congregation Ocean Reef and the Harvard Law School Leadership Council, and previously was on the boards of Newark Academy, Temple B’nai Jeshurun and the Jewish Federation of Greater Metro West. Other philanthropic activities have included the Social Venture Fund for Jewish-Arab Equality and a Shared Society (founding member) and the Sheatufim Cross-Border Philanthropy Circle. Jeff received a J.D. from Harvard Law School as well as B.A from the College of Arts and Sciences and a Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (magna cum laude). He is also a graduate of the Wexner Foundation’s Heritage Program. Jeff and his wife Chris together have seven children, and split their time between Key Largo, FL, and Houston, TX.

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