More than 25 years ago, Marvin Schapiro was one of the driving forces behind the creation of the Maryland/Israel Development Center (MIDC), recognizing the need to help create jobs in Israel as a result of high unemployment caused by the mass immigration of Russian Jewry after the fall of the Soviet Union, and to spur economic development in Maryland. To mark the MIDC’s quarter century milestone, Marvin’s family announced they are the Lead Sponsor of the MIDC’s 25th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at the Baltimore Museum of Industry.
“We are indebted to Mark & Lorraine Schapiro, JM & Mindy Schapiro, Charles & Dara Schnee and Michael & Jill Mull, for continuing Marvin’s great legacy and vision,” stated Alvin Katz, Co-Founder and Director, KatzAbosch, CPA’s, and Chair of the MIDC’s 25th Anniversary Celebration.
Barry Bogage, MIDC Executive Director, will be awarded the Hanan Y. Sibel Maryland/Israel Business Leadership Award for his 25 years of outstanding professional leadership. “Barry’s tireless efforts and dedication to the MIDC and the many initiatives that he has driven on behalf of the MIDC over the past 25 years has benefited the economies of both Maryland and Israel and has helped to generate hundreds of Israeli and Maryland biotech, medical device, and cyber security jobs. Barry’s work on behalf of the MIDC and his achievements over the past 25 years makes him the perfect recipient for this award.” said Steve Dubin, Chairman of the MIDC Board.
Governor Larry Hogan will be the keynote speaker at the May 7th 25th Celebration.
Lynn Snyder, Senior Member, Epstein Becker Green and MIDC Board Member is the Gold Sponsor. The Hanan and Carole Sibel Family Foundation, KatzAbosch CPA’s and Consultants; LifeBridge Health/Sinai and the Trendlines Group are the Silver Sponsors.
If you or your company would like to be included on the list of prominent sponsors, a sponsorship of $5,000 and higher is required.
25th Anniversary Steering Committee members are: Alvin Katz, Chair; Dan Bader, Scott Blackman, Jason Blavatt, Dr. Henry Brem, Dr. Rachel Brem, Dr. Steve Brooks, Mary Burkholder, Olga Cherches, Lisa Cines, Mark Davis, Steve Dubin, Jeff Elkin, Sam Feigin, Howard Feldman, Irv Flax, Yair Flicker, Michael Friedman, Rob Frier, Ron Glancz, Beth Goldsmith, Ron Halber, Eyal Hen, Linda Hurwitz, Dan Klein, Sheldon Klein, David Kuntz, Stuart Kurlander, Neil Meltzer, Mark Neumann, Avner Parnes, Beth Perlman, Abba Poliakoff, Robert Pollokoff, Jay Radov, J.M. Schapiro, Mark Schapiro, Hanan Sibel, Lynn Snyder, Dr. Sol Snyder, Howard Sollins, Ed Tolchin, Marty Waxman and Jack Zager.
For more information contact Nancy Boguslaw, Nboguslaw@MarylandIsrael.org.