New York, NY, November 20, 2012 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) presented the ADL Americanism Award to Jane and Neil Golub, an Albany couple who has demonstrated unwavering commitment to education, fostering of mutual respect and promotion of ADL’s vision of a world without hate.
The presentation of the award was given at the ADL’s annual meeting in Chicago on November 15th where more than 500 leaders from across the country gathered for the kick off to ADL’s centennial year.
The ADL Americanism Award recognizes leaders in business, community affairs and philanthropic endeavors who distinguish themselves in their dedication to preserving liberty and advancing the causes of mutual respect, dignity and equality.
“The Golubs are making the world a more respectful place in which to live, work and play, and because of their commitment, we have been able to train more than ten thousand teachers in New York State, equipping them to take these issues into the classroom,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. “The Golubs believed that our campaign could make a difference in their community, and they set to bring together a powerful community coalition to launch A World of Difference® in upstate New York.”
Jane and Neil Golub have made significant efforts to deliver anti-bias and anti-bullying programs to schools and communities in their home area of Albany, New York. Through the Golub’s continued support, ADL’s A World of a Difference® Institute workshops have been sustained over the past 19 years, allowing ADL to collaborate with countless school districts.
As an accomplished teacher, Jane Golub assembled a team of curriculum writers producing guidelines for elementary, middle and high schools that later served as models for the development of the Institute’s Anti-Bias study guides and was also responsible for professional development training on implementing the curriculum at no cost to virtually every school in the ten-county capital region.
The Golubs also brokered a partnership with ADL, WRGB-TV 6 Albany, the Albany Gazette and Price Chopper Supermarkets, in conceiving and developing the Be An Ally series of print advertisement and public service announcements featuring community leaders and local celebrities in an effort to raise awareness about the risks of bullying and the importance of building respect.
“Jane and Neil, we can think of no one more deserving of this honor than you and we are honored to present this to you both for your decades of dedication and abiding commitment to our mission,” Mr. Foxman said.
The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.