AJC Campaign Events

Throughout the year, AJC Atlanta pays tribute to those who have made significant contributions to the Atlanta and Jewish communities. 

The following three awards provide for the main events at which we pay tribute to our honorees:

  • National Human Relations Award (honors a member of Atlanta's Corportate Community
  • Selig Distinguished Service Award (honors a members of Atlanta's Jewish community)
  • Judge Learned hand Award (honors a member of Atlanta's Legal community)  

National Human Relations Award

The National Human Relations Award is presented annually to leaders and corporations in our community who, with their skills, influence, and dedication, distinguish themselves through their professional achievements and their commitment to good works. 

Past Recipients Include:
Jack Sawyer, Wilmington Trust
H.J. Russell & Company
Vicki Palmer, Coca Cola Enterprises
Thomas D. Bell, Jr., Cousins Properties
Phil Kent, Turner Network
Arthur Blank, Home Depot
John Rice, GE
Bernie Marcus, Home Depot
Don Keough, The Coca-Cola Company
Ingrid Saunders-Jones, The Coca-Cola Company
Anne Cox Chambers, Cox Communications

Judge Learned Hand Award

The Judge Learned Hand Award is the highest honor American Jewish Committee bestows on members of the legal profession. Established in memory of a legendary figure, Judge Learned Hand, Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1924 to 1951. Widely admired as a dean among American jurists, Judge Hand was famous for the extensive range of decisions he rendered in more than two thousand cases.

Past Recipients Include:
2011 - Fmr. Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears
2009 - Richard Sinkfield
2008 - Ralph B. Levy
2007 - Chilton Varner
2006 - Neil Williams
2005 - Fmr. Gov. Roy Barnes

Selig Distinguished Service Award

This award was established by the Atlanta Chapter of American Jewish Committee, in 1986, in memory of Caroline Massell Selig and Simon S. Selig Jr. and is presented each spring at the Atlanta Chapter Awards Dinner. Recipients of this prestigious award reflect the Seligs’ dedications, commitment and generosity to the enhancement of the Atlanta community.

Past Recipients Include:
2012 - Mark Lichtenstein
2011 - Viki & Paul Freeman
2010 - Elaine, Miles & Kent Alexander
2009 - Cathy Selig
2008 - David Kuniansky
2007 - Carol Z. Cooper, Laura Dinerman, Sara Franco and Judy Zaban

Past Events:

September 2009 - AJC presented its Judge Learned Hand Award to Richard Sinkfield. 

May 2009 - We presented Cathy Selig Kuranoff with our Selig Distinguished Service Award at the Atlanta Chapter Awards Dinner. Click Here to see photos from the evening. 

November 2008 - We honored Tom Bell, Chairman and CEO of Cousins Properties, Inc., with our National Human Relations Award.  Tom Bell was recognized for his outstanding leadership in Atlanta.

June 2008- We celebrated the outstanding career of Ralph B.  Levy, partner at King & Spalding with the Judge Learned Hand Award at the annual luncheon.

May 2008 - We presented David Kuniansky with our Selig Distinguished Service Award at the Atlanta Chapter Awards Dinner.  David most recently served as co-chair of the 2007 and 2008 Atlanta Jewish Film Festivals.  To learn more about the Awards Dinner and David Kuniansky, click here.

November 2007 - We honored Phil Kent, Chairman and CEO of Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc., with our National Human Relations Award.  Phil Kent and Turner were awarded in honor of their incredible work in the Atlanta community.  To view photos of the dinner, click here

2006-2007- We honored Phil Humann and SunTrust Bank with our National Human Relations Award, presented the Selig Distinguished Service Award to Carol Z. Cooper, Laura Dinerman, Sara Franco and Judy Zaban and awarded Chilton Varner, partner at King & Spalding LLP with the Judge Learned Hand Award.

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To find more information about any of these events or to make a donation please call (404)233-5501.