Dinner of Champions

Dinner of Champions: Supporting Inclusion at Camp JCC

Saturday, November 20, 2021

One of the ways the Bender JCC fulfills its mission to provide a meaningful camp experience to children of all abilities is through the Dinner of Champions

This year’s event will take place with an in-person and virtual experience. We are counting on YOUR support as we honor local athletes and community leaders to benefit and celebrate the work we do at Camp JCC.



Congratulations to all of our honorees and inductees.

Irene and Abe Pollin Humanitarian Award

Laurie Strongin
CEO & Founder, Hope for Henry Foundation

Greater Washington Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Inductees

Peter Fayne • Aviva Kempner • Eve Rosenbaum • Aaron Solomon
Caroline Solomon • Josh Williamowsky

Hyman M. and Phillip D. Perlo High School Athletes

Lev Ben Avram• Casey Godfrey • Noah Schulhof
Andrew Silver • Shoshana Zuck

Event Chairs:

Erica Strudler & Isaac Snyder • Roslyn & Robert Black

We Gratefully Acknowledge Our Early Supporters
Reflects gifts of $1800 or more as of October 13, 2021




Baltimore Orioles Palisades Associates, Inc.
Carol and Gary Berman Joan Paregol z”l
The Black Family The Ronald and Joy Paul Family Foundation
James G. Davis Construction Kathy and Thomas Raffa
EagleBank Rosenberg & Fayne LLC
Vicki and Eric Klein/Ernst & Young LLP Heather and Andrew Sachs
Leidos Silverman and Roffman Families
Richard Mintz Janyse and Bernie Weisz


Debra and Vincent BenAvram Eric Kassoff/Wilkes Artis
Vicki Berman and Yeheskel Dori Emily and Neil Kishter
Carol and Robert Burman Family Foundation Rebecca and Marc Korman
          Carol and Robert Burman The Meltzer Group Inc | NFP
          Courtenay and Ed Wallach Wendy and Matthew Morris
Louis and Helyn Fanaroff Charitable Foundation Ntiva and The Freidkin Family
Tracy and Todd Foreman Curtis and Amanda Polk
Annette and Bernard Forseter Dale and Andy Singer
Ralph z”l, Phyllis, Steven, and Ellen Gittleson Hazel and George Solomon
Shari and Harvey Goodman/ Helene Weisz and Richard Lieberman
        Goodman Gable Gould Adjusters International Cindy and Richard Zitelman
Hydro-Sonic Tiburones


Wendi and Daniel Abramowitz Robin and Jeremy London
Axelson, Williamowsky, Bender & Fishman, P.C. Robyn and Steve Lustig
Julie and Josh Bender Karen and Scott Nudelman
Susan and Marc Benezra Paycom
Beth and Daryle Bobb Anita and Arthur Polott
Copeland Family Foundation Maya Reiser and Alan Shakin
Yvonne and Jeffrey Distenfeld Stacy and Kenneth Samet
Noam Fischman/Polsinelli PC Joanna and Reed Sexter
Gail Fleder Sharon and David Slotkin
Beth and James Glassman Susan and Bradley Stillman
Beth Heifetz and Glenn Fine Strongin Goldberg Family
Lisie and Michael Gottdenker VWG Wealth Management
Melanie and Rami Kandel Lea and Ephraim Wernick
Jill and Rich Lane Barbara and Sam Williamowsky
Dina, Jerry and Mike Leener Staci and Monty Yolles
Ellen and Stuart Lessans Linda and Robert Youngentob

See the impact that Camp JCC has on our campers and counselors with our 6-minute Camp JCC video.