2014 Naples Tree of Life™ Award Dinner
January 23, 2014 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TwinEagles Golf and Country Club
Join JNF for the 2014 Naples Tree of Life™ Award Dinner honoring Janet Guttman Cohen.
Janet Guttman Cohen was born in Cincinnati, OH, where she eventually married her husband, Harvey and had her daughter, Fran. During these years, Janet led a Brownie Troop, volunteered at Heart Mart and for an underprivileged pregnant woman’s clinic, and worked at the Council of Jewish Women gift shop. After her husband’s long career as an attorney, the Cohen’s retired to Naples.
In 2010 tragedy struck as their cherished daughter, Fran (z’l) passed away and her husband, Harvey (z’l) passing away the following year.
In 2012, Cohen gifted the student union at Florida Gulf Coast University in memory of Harvey, which is known affectionately as “Harv’s Place.” Recently she provided funds to help establish the Fran Cohen Youth Center, which will serve Salvation Army’s “latchkey” children in Naples. Fran was also philanthropic in her own right and helped people from all walks of life.
Cohen credits her philanthropy to her parents. Her father would always say, “The person that has the financial means and gives, is admirable, but the person without means that gives should be truly admired.”
Guest Speaker: Gil Tamary, Washington Bureau Chief for Israel’s Channel 10 News
Gil Tamary is known by virtually every Israeli as a top news reporter. He has worked for Israel Broadcasting Authority, Israel Public Radio, and as anchor and chief editor of "Good Morning Israel."Gil covers a wide range of Middle East issues from the U.S. and conducts exclusive interviews with many dignitaries and political figures, including presidents, secretaries of state, the head of the World Bank and others.His reporting has spanned from the Camp David Accords in 2000 where he conducted an exclusive interview with President Clinton, the 9/11 story and the Iraq war – to a recent, exclusives interviews with President Bush, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice , Senator Barack Obama, and many more.
The Tree of Life™ Award is conferred in recognition of outstanding community service, professional leadership, and dedication to humanitarian causes. It is presented to those dedicated to American-Israeli friendship, peace, security, and wellbeing of human life in the United States and in Israel.
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