2017-04-12 / Voice at the Shore

JCC Gala to honor Leo Schoffer

LEO SCHOFFER LEO SCHOFFER Leo Schoffer, a local businessman and a driving force behind the development of Stockton University’s Atlantic City campus, will be recognized for his community leadership and contributions at the Margate JCC’s 2017 Annual Gala on May 6 from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Resorts Casino Hotel.

“Leo has made a major difference in the lives of so many through his leadership in our local Atlantic City community, the Jewish community and as a member of the Stockton and Rutgers University Board of Directors,” said Katz JCC Chief Executive Officer, Jack I. Fox.

Schoffer is the founder of Schoffer Enterprises, specializing in industrial and commercial real estate development. He is also interim chairman of the Atlantic County Economic Development Alliance, an initiative created in 2015 to drive local economic growth and diversity.

Schoffer has been active in many Jewish community organizations over the years and is former president of the Jewish Federation of Atlantic and Cape May Counties and Congregation Beth Judah. He has also significantly contributed to the growth and leadership of the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton University, which is named for his parents.

A Stockton University trustee since 2011, Schoffer is currently vice-chair of Stockton’s Board of Trustees and of its Atlantic City Initiatives Task Force Committee, which is working on the development of Stockton’s Atlantic City Campus, scheduled to open in the fall of 2018.

Schoffer’s community involvement also includes membership on the Rutgers University Board of Overseers, chairman of the Margate City Citizens Long Term Planning Committee, president of the Atlantic City High School Athletic Hall of Fame Association, and a board member of various other institutions.

“It is exciting to recognize Leo for all of his community work,” said Helene Hordes, gala event chairwoman. “Leo is a leader that leads by example and is an inspiration to everyone working with him,” Hordes added.

Outstanding members of the Boys and Girls Club will also receive scholarships during the JCC Annual Gala. Proceeds from the gala support the JCC’s mission of providing programs and services that enhance the lives of children and seniors in Atlantic County, as well as the community as a whole.

Tickets cost $200. Sponsorships and tribute book ads are also available. For more information, contact Katz JCC special events coordinator Melissa Vola at (609) 822-1167, extension 159. s

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