JTS to Honor Joseph and Jeanette Neubauer at Louis Marshall Award Dinner

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September 17, 2007, New York, NY

Jeanette and Joseph Neubauer

Joseph and Jeanette Neubauer of Philadelphia, prominent business, education, and philanthropic leaders, will receive the Louis B. Marshall Award at an event in their honor on Monday, October 15, in New York City hosted by The Jewish Theological Seminary.

The Louis B. Marshall Award is presented to individuals who demonstrate the exemplary ethics and philanthropic commitment embodied by Louis Marshall, an esteemed constitutional lawyer and former Board Chair of JTS. Joan and Sanford I. Weill are Honorary Chairs; Dinner Co-Chairs include Richard I. Beattie, Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett, LLP; Douglas L. Braunstein, J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc.; Betsy Z. Cohen, The Bancorp, Inc.; Timothy P. Flynn, KPMG LLP; Richard A. Friedman, Goldman, Sachs & Co.; and Gershon Kekst, Kekst and Company.

The Neubauers created the Neubauer Family Fellowships, a multi-million dollar gift designed to help attract the best students around the world to The Rabbinical School, providing leaders for the Jewish community for the twenty-first century. Since its inception, twenty-six fellowships have been awarded to future rabbis originating from the United States, Italy, England, Germany, Sweden, Israel, and Canada.

Joseph Neubauer is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ARAMARK. With sales of approximately $11 billion, ARAMARK is a leading provider of a broad range of professional services including food, hospitality, facility, and uniform services. Neubauer joined the company in March 1979 as executive vice president of finance and development, chief financial officer, and a member of the board of directors. He was elected president in April 1981, chief executive officer in February 1983, and chairman in April 1984.

Prior to ARAMARK, Neubauer held senior positions with PepsiCo, Inc. from 1971 to 1979, including vice president and treasurer of the parent company, PepsiCo, Inc. From 1965 to 1971 he was with the Chase Manhattan Bank, serving in several capacities from assistant treasurer to vice president of commercial lending.

In addition to serving on the JTS Board of Trustees, Neubauer serves on the board of directors of Macy’s Inc., Verizon Communications, Wachovia Corporation, The Barnes Foundation, and Catalyst. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Tufts University and the University of Chicago.

In 2005, Neubauer received the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship. In 1994, he was inducted into the prestigious Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans and currently serves as president and chief executive officer. He has recently been asked to become a member of the American Philosophical Society. Neubauer received his undergraduate degree from Tufts University and his MBA from the University of Chicago.

Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer, now semi-retired, is founder and president of J.P. Lerman & Co., a practice devoted to solving strategic marketing and communications problems for corporations and non-profit organizations. Prior to incorporation, she spent twenty-seven years as a senior executive, solving similar problems for Fortune 500 companies, including Merrill Lynch, Unisys, and Time Warner.

She began her career as a documentary filmmaker and spent seven years associated with the Canadian National Film Board in Montreal. She is a trustee of her alma mater, Brandeis University, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Jewish Museum, and the Metropolitan Opera of New York. She served as chairman of the Center for Bioethics Executive Advisory Board at the University of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Neubauer earned a BA from Brandeis University and an MA from Stanford University.

Event reservations will be accepted through Monday, October 1. Further information, including table and ticket options, is available by contacting Amy I. Barer at (212) 678-8019 or events@jtsa.edu.

Editors/Reporters: To cover the Louis Marshall Dinner, please contact Sherry S. Kirschenbaum in the Department of Communications at (212) 678-8953.

Founded in 1886 as a rabbinical school, The Jewish Theological Seminary today is the academic and spiritual center of Conservative Judaism worldwide, encompassing a world-class library and five schools. JTS trains tomorrow's religious, educational, academic, and lay leaders for the Jewish community and beyond.