David Rosenblatt, an entrepreneur who co-founded Israel's leading solar energy developer, Arava Power Company, has joined the Russell Berrie Foundation's Board of Trustees. Rosenblatt, who has experience working with companies at all stages of development and across a range of industries, has held numerous leadership positions in the N.J. Jewish community. He is a 2008 graduate of the Berrie Fellows Leadership Program.
A dozen of New Jersey's most inspiring unsung heroes were recognized for their compassion and concern for others when they were named as recipients of the 2017 Russ Berrie Making a Difference Awards. The 21st annual awards, accompanied by cash prizes ranging from $5,000 to $50,000, were announced at a ceremony at Ramapo College on May 5.
Supported by a gift from the Russell Berrie Foundation, the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center has launched a multidisciplinary Obesity Research Initiative to study the relationship between the brain and metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes.
A Native American chief who fought to protect New Jersey's mountainous Highlands region received the top prize at a ceremony honoring 11 unsung community heroes for their extraordinary work.
Scientists at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University Medical Center have discovered an enzyme deficiency in stem cell-derived nerve cells of those with Prader-Willi syndrome.