Theodore F. Perlman will receive the 54th annual Julius Rosenwald Memorial Award -- the Jewish Federation's highest honor -- at the Annual Meeting on Monday, Sept. 18. It is presented each year to an individual who has demonstrated a lifetime of outstanding dedication and service to the Federation and the entire Jewish community. The award is named for Julius Rosenwald, the iconic Chicago business leader and philanthropist of the early 1900s.
Perlman is a former JUF General Campaign Chair and vice chairman of the JUF Board of Directors. He has served as JUF's Major Gifts co-chair; the Trades, Industries & Professions co-chair; the JUF Briarwood Country Club Chair; and on numerous JUF committees and commissions.
The award presentation will take place during the noon luncheon portion of the Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker Drive. Register at www.juf.org/annualmeeting.
In addition to his work with JUF, Perlman serves in a number of Jewish and other non-profit leadership capacities: Anti-Defamation League Foundation Executive Committee Member; Ronald McDonald House Charities International Board of Trustees; Vice-Chairman Emeritus of B'nai B'rith Beber Camp; President of The Perlman Family Foundation; B'nai B'rith Youth Organization International Board of Directors; The Weizmann Institute of Science; and College Bound Opportunities. He is also a past treasurer and Board of Trustees member of North Shore Congregation Israel in Glencoe.
Professionally, Perlman is the founder of The HAVI Group, LP, which provides distribution, purchasing, logistic services, premiums & promotional services to the McDonalds restaurant system, both in the U.S. and worldwide. Other leading companies who are major clients are Taco Bell, British Petroleum, Nissan and T-Mobile.
Perlman graduated from the University of Michigan, receiving a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with minors in Political Science and History.