Los Angeles Jewish Health Offers Heartfelt Tribute to Benefactor and Friend Robert Hirsch
Every day, Los Angeles Jewish Health is able to make a difference in seniors’ lives thanks to the dedication and hard work of its staff, volunteers, and lay leadership. In September, the organization honored the contributions of stand-out volunteer leader, real estate developer and philanthropist Robert (Bob) Hirsch.
Bob was celebrated by a crowd of more than 300 (including many members of his loving family), who gathered together at Los Angeles Jewish Health’s annual Reflections Gala, held at the Skirball Cultural Center. With noted real estate agent and television personality Josh Flagg serving as master of ceremonies, the gala paid tribute to Bob’s influential career at the forefront of Los Angeles real estate development. His accomplishments include more than 150 projects in residential, multi-family, government-subsidized apartments, and quality assisted living and retirement facilities.
Bob’s influence on the Los Angeles real estate landscape is mirrored by his impact in the world of philanthropy. At Los Angeles Jewish Health, he has given of himself tirelessly, taking on critical roles as both member and chair of the LAJH board of directors and its board of governors. He has also been a member of the board of the Annenberg School of Nursing, which is located on property donated by the Hirsch family, adjacent to the LAJH campus on Tampa Avenue in Reseda.
During the gala’s dinner program, Los Angeles Jewish Health CEO and President Dale Surowitz shared exciting news about a redevelopment of the Hirsch Family Campus. Plans are underway to expand housing and care options for the growing population of low and middle-income seniors across Los Angeles in need of affordable housing options. Once complete, seniors residing on this campus will also have access to the successful adult day care program provided by the Brandman Centers for Senior Care PACE program.
“We are tremendously grateful to Bob for his dedication and vision, and we are delighted to honor his landmark achievements,” Surowitz said. “With his longstanding commitment to our community’s seniors, he has built an enduring legacy that has improved, and will continue to enrich, so many people’s lives. When completed, the Hirsch Family Campus will be an enduring symbol of Bob and his family’s generosity and support.”
The Gala raised over $625,000 to strengthen Los Angeles Jewish Health’s efforts to set new standards of excellence in senior care and, specifically, to advance its work on behalf of making the new Hirsch Family Campus housing program a reality.
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