Marcy Syms, President of the Sy Syms Foundation, announces the 2015 recipient of the Sy Syms Humanitarian Award, real estate entrepreneur, Mr. Harold Grinspoon, Founder of Aspen Square Management and trustee of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation The award will be presented at the Sy Syms Student Award Dinner on April 30, 2015 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, NY in celebration of Sy Syms legacy.
The Sy Syms Humanitarian Award is awarded by Yeshiva University in partnership with the Foundation. The recipient must embody the ideals of its namesake, the renowned entrepreneur and community leader, Sy Syms. Like the inaugural recipient Mort Zuckerman, Harold Grinspoon is a leader in business and philanthropy and has shared his good fortune providing a strong return for the Jewish and general communities. Perhaps best known for PJ Library, a Jewish engagement program that has distributed 5 million books to almost 200,000 subscribers in 200 communities in the US and Canada. A sister program operates in Israel and the PJ LIbrary plans to expand into Mexico and Russia.