Ira Schuman, Scarsdale resident and member of the National Advisory Board of The American Red Cross Holocaust and War Victims Tracing Center, recently accepted the Bess Kaufman Outstanding Volunteer Award on behalf of the Greater New York Holocaust Tracing team.
The award was presented at the end of September at a luncheon in Baltimore, celebrating the Tracing Center’s 20th anniversary in the city in which it was founded. The event’s keynote speaker was American Red Cross President Gail McGovern.
The Greater New York tracing team, which works to reunite families that were separated during the Holocaust, was selected for its outstanding service that surpasses compliance standards and for its team approach to every aspect of a case—from intake, to follow ups, through delivery.
The Bess Kaufman Award was first presented to tracing center volunteer Bess Kaufman in 1994 and has since been awarded annually to volunteers and volunteer teams throughout the country.
Since its inception in 1990, The American Red Cross Holocaust and War Victims Tracing Center has processed 43,000 requests and has reunited 1,600 families.
Mr. Schuman, a long-time Scarsdale resident and executive with international commercial real estate firm Studley, has been a member of the national advisory board since 1995.
Studley is the only global tenant advisory firm with a pure tenant representation delivery platform. Founded in 1954, Studley pioneered this conflict-free business model. Today, with 19 offices nationwide and an international presence through its London office and AOS Studley throughout Europe, Studley provides strategic real estate consulting services to top-tier corporations, law firms, nonprofits, government agencies and institutions of higher education. Information about Studley is available at www.studley.com.