2015 Special Menschen: Elsie and Marvin Dekelboum Family Foundation

2015 Special Menschen: Elsie and Marvin Dekelboum Family Foundation

Charles E. Smith Life Communities acquires Federation building in Rockville

Elsie and Marvin DekelboumOn November 7, 2014,  Charles E. Smith Life Communities purchased 6101 Montrose Road in Rockville, Maryland. The three-story brick office building is on a .67-acre site adjacent to the senior services campus, and was purchased from the Greater Washington Jewish Community Foundation, Inc., and The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. The office building has 30,000 square feet, and offers the opportunity for the organization to consolidate financial, development, and communication offices, and to establish a learning center for staff training and for educational programs for the community. One floor will continue to be rented to business tenants. The offices that will be relocated to the newly-acquired building will move in in 2015. 

“We are grateful to our friends at The Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Foundation for giving us the opportunity to keep this building in the Jewish community. It will allow us to expand our resident care services in the Smith-Kogod Residence and give us room — literally and figuratively — to adapt to the changing needs and desires of seniors and their families,” said Warren R. Slavin, President/CEO of Charles E. Smith Life Communities.

The building purchase was made possible by a generous $2 million grant from the Elsie and Marvin Dekelboum Family Foundation. The foundation’s support of Charles E. Smith Life Communities has also enhanced resident transportation throughout the campus, transformed the Post-Acute Care Center and rehabilitation therapy areas at the Hebrew Home and renewed the second floor dining and living spaces used by post-acute patients and their families.In recognition of the foundation’s extraordinary philanthropy, the Elsie and Marvin Dekelboum Family Foundation was recognized with Charles E. Smith Life Communities’ highest honor, the Hymen Goldman Award, on December 11,2014, at the Starlight event, which was held at the Bethesda North Marriott and Conference Center. 

“The Dekelboum Family Foundation’s philanthropy has shaped the trajectory of our organization in so many ways,” continued Mr. Slavin. “I’m sure Hymen Goldman himself, as well as the women and men who have led our organization for 104 years, would feel our recognition is well-placed.”“The Elsie and Marvin Dekelboum Family Foundation has been pleased to work with Charles E. Smith Life Communities on so many projects that provide quality, meaningful, and immediate impact to seniors and their families,” said Gail Hartstein, foundation president.

 

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