WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) will award Steven H. Schram, Co-President and Managing Principal of Shapiro Lifschitz & Schram, as its Centennial Honoree with its prestigious Achievement Award, at a tribute dinner in his honor at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on October 12th. The award recognizes leaders who have demonstrated a lifelong commitment to the ideals of the Anti-Defamation League—justice, pluralism, and understanding.
"Honoring an ADL leader like Steve as the 2013 recipient of this award could not be timelier as ADL commemorates its Centennial. Since joining ADL's Washington, DC Regional Board in 1990, Steve has demonstrated remarkable leadership. Throughout his 23-year tenure as a Board Member and throughout the community, Steve has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to ADL's mission and values. In the course of his career and in his personal life, Steve has led by example through his commitment to public service and remarkable leadership. Those who have the privilege of knowing him personally can attest to the fact that the values he promotes as a leader are the values he lives by, and constitute the same principles that have guided ADL for 100 years," stated David C. Friedman, ADL Washington, DC Regional Director.
Speaking in tribute to Schram are Martin J. Saturn, Executive Vice President, Meisel Holdings, LLC; Marc Duber, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, The Bernstein Companies; Judah Lifschitz, Co-President, Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram; and Schram's children, Lauren Schweitzer and Brian Schram. The Honoree's brother, Ron Schram, Partner and Senior Vice President, The Morris Companies, will also speak in tribute to Schram and serve as the evening's Master of Ceremonies. The award will be presented by Barry Curtiss-Lusher, ADL National Chair.
The event's Co-Chairs are: David H. Cohen, Marc Duber, Richard C. Harris, Aaron J. Orlofsky, Martin J. Saturn, Ron Schram, Leonard Sloan and Allan M. Weinstein, with Judah Lifschitz serving as Tribute Committee Chair. Past recipients of ADL's Achievement Award include Mark A. Weinberger (Global Chairman and CEO of Ernst & Young), David B. Falk (Founder of FAME Basketball), and Ted Leonsis (former Vice Chairman of America Online, Inc.).
Prior to his tenure as the Co-President and Managing Principal of Shapiro Lifschitz & Schram, Schram previously served as the CEO, CFO, and General Counsel to Washington, DC's largest furniture retailer. He was a Partner with the country's second largest law firm and commenced his career at the prestigious law firm of Danzansky, Dickey, Tydings, Quint & Gordon. Prior to his law career, Steve was on the audit staff of Ernst & Young. As a Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney with multiple appearances in peer group listings such as "Super Lawyers" and Biltmore's "Who's Who," Steve has been regarded as an attorney of the highest level of competence and the highest level of integrity and ethics.
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.
SOURCE Anti-Defamation League