NEW YORK, NY: The
Anne Frank Center USA will hold its 15th Annual Spirit of
Anne Frank Awards on Monday, June 13, 2011, commemorating
Anne Frank’s 82nd birthday. Sy Sternberg, Retired Chairman
and CEO of New York Life, will receive the
Anne Frank Distinguished Advocate Award, and Deborah Chapin,
Co-Chair of The Anne Frank Center will serve as
Master of Ceremonies.
The gala event, held at ESPACE in New York City, includes a
reception, silent auction, dinner and awards ceremony. The
awards recognize worthy students, educators and citizens who
work to promote understanding, equality, and mutual respect
among diverse groups.
Proceeds from the event will support the Center’s relocation
Church Street in lower Manhattan later this year.
A $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to Joseph Alexander
Langerman, recent graduate of Coronado High School in
Coronado, California. Outstanding Student Awards will go to
Jordan Hannink of Greenbrier, Arizona; Raechel Rosen of New
York City; and Emma Sullivan of Tampa, Florida. The
Outstanding Citizen Award will be given to Mark Hanis, the
founder and President of Genocide Intervention Network/Save
The Spirit of Anne Frank Awards, with music by The Jazz
Museum in Harlem All Stars, begins at 6:30 p.m., Monday,
June 13, 2011, at
ESPACE, located at 635 West 42nd Street (between
and Twelfth Avenues), New York City.
The Anne Frank Center USA, a partner organization of the
Anne Frank House, uses the diary and spirit of Anne Frank as
unique tools to advance her legacy, to educate young people
and communities about the consequences of intolerance,
racism and discrimination, and to inspire the next
generation to build a world based on mutual respect.
The Anne Frank Center USA
38 Crosby Street, Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10013 - 2772
tel: (212) 431-7993
fax: (212) 431-8375