What a gift, what a guy, what a mensch! Eugene Shkolnikov, a board member at Kings Bay Y, handed the check for $10,000 he received from his company to Y director Leonard Petlakh during the second annual celebration of the Aharai-Follow Me program on Sept. 15.
Eugene, a financial advisor with Northwestern Mutual by day, was awarded the big bucks when he received Northwestern’s annual community service award, but decided instead to donate them to the Y’s at-risk youth program. Thanks to Eugene’s past donations, the program has been able to establish library and a mirrored dance studio. Is there any question that this guy is the mensch of all mensches?
Aharai provides a safe environment for tweens and teens, and gives them the option to participate in leadership activities, community building initiatives, and a place to chill with friends.
Standing O sends 10,000 shout-outs to Eugene for his overwhelming generosity.
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