Friday, April 24, 2015
The Executives 18th Annual Circle of Life Gala
On Sunday evening, May 3, 2015, The Executives of the Los Angeles Jewish Home will honor Leon Blankstein at their 18th Annual Circle of Life Gala to be held at the Skirball Cultural Center. Brandon Matloff will receive the Jack Schlaifer Young Executive Award.
Leon Blankstein was one of the original organizers and founders of American Business Bank, where he currently serves as president and CEO. American Business Bank is a commercial business bank specializing in serving the middle market business community. Leon devotes a great deal of time to the Los Angeles Jewish Home. His distinctive leadership includes his role as vice chair of fund development on the board of directors of the Jewish Home and his service on the board of the Home's Foundation. Leon has been a pivotal force in the philanthropy driving the Home's tremendous growth in recent years.
The Jack Schlaifer Young Executive Award is presented annually to a Young Executive who has shown exemplary leadership, talent and commitment with The Executives. Brandon Matloff is the founder and managing partner of Stella Oak Financial, a boutique investment and benefit firm. He is a long-time member of The Executives board of directors and has been integral in the growth of the Young Executives for the past 8 years.
The Circle of Life Gala is The Executives' largest annual fundraiser for the Los Angeles Jewish Home. Entertainment will be provided by the award-winning a capella group, Unstrumental, from Calabasas High School.
Founded in 1992, The Executives is comprised of the San Fernando and Conejo Valleys' most prominent business and community leaders. Their mission is to raise funds to enhance the care and quality of life for Jewish Home residents. The Executives host a number of monthly and annual events that provide support to the Home, while offering the rewards of friendship and association through philanthropic endeavors.