LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society for Yad Vashem (ASYV), established in 1982 and dedicated to advancing Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority on the Mount of Remembrance in Jerusalem, has opened its first permanent office outside of New York City in Los Angeles, it was announced by Ron Meier, ASYV Executive Director. According to Meier, the west coast opening was prompted by the many hundreds of committed donors to ASYV who live in the area.
"The Board of Directors of ASYV, along with our national chairman, Leonard Wilf, join me in expressing our enthusiasm and delight with the establishment of our Los Angeles office," said Meier, "For many years, we have known that we have a dedicated group of donors and friends in the Los Angeles area. We believe the efforts of a superbly qualified staff, working with a well-established constituency and developing new friends and supporters will significantly contribute to the growth and development of Yad Vashem for future generations."
William S. Bernstein has been named Director of Institutional Advancement, ASYV Western Region and will lead the Los Angeles office, at 11911 San Vicente Blvd., in Brentwood, (424-273-4460.) He is joined by resource development, marketing and public relations professionals, Brooke Spencer and Donna Elyassian. In addition to an annual June Benefit gala, ASYV offers a wide array of programs and projects designed to inform and educate donors on the continued development of Yad Vashem. A priority for the Los Angeles office will be to reach out, strengthen ties, and build on-going relationships in the community.
"I am honored to have been chosen to serve as the first Western Region Director of Institutional Advancement for the American Society of Yad Vashem," said Bernstein, "We have an important mission to fulfill and I am looking forward to working with our Los Angeles friends and supporters to achieve our goals and objectives."
THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR YAD VASHEM was established 35 years ago by a group of Holocaust survivors to advance the crucial efforts of Yad Vashem through Holocaust education, traveling exhibitions, programming for the next generation and philanthropy. Since its establishment, ASYV has to over 65,000 dedicated members throughout the United States. www.yadvashemusa.org
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