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Samuel Mather Gets Charles Eisenman Award in Cleveland

The Charles Eisenman award given annually by the Jewish Welfare Federation to the person who “during the previous year, projected or achieved some piece of work of signal value or merit to the city’s civic or philanthropic development” was given to Samuel Mather, Cleveland’s first citizen.

The presentation was made at a luncheon rally of the Community Fund in the Public Hall by Newton D. Baker, a member of the award committee.

The award as presented to Mr. Mather by Mr. Baker read:

“The Charles Eisenman Award established in memory of the late Charles Eisenman, a citizen of Cleveland, a lover of his fellowmen, for nearly a score of years president of the Jewish Welfare Federation and throughout his life a leader in civic and social enterprises, is by the action of the Charles Eisenman Award Committee, awarded for the year 1930, to Samuel Mather in recognition of his leadership as honorary chairman of the Community Fund through which the community responsibility of Cleveland for the social welfare of its citizens is recognized and met, and through which the people of Cleveland are led into constructive thinking along social and civic lines and are being welded into a fellowship of service.”

The award committee includes Sol Reinthal, president of the Jewish Welfare Federation, chairman; Samuel Goldhammer, executive director of the Federation, secretary; Charles E. Adams, Edward M. Baker, Newton D. Baker and A. D. Baldwin.

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