SPRINGFIELD/LONGMEADOW – Susan and William Firestone will be among the honorees at the Israel Bonds International Prime Minister’s Club Dinner to be held on Sunday, Feb. 11 at the Fontainebleu Hotel in Miami Beach, Fla.
The dinner, which will celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary, will feature Israel Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and a tribute “Israel 70 Award Recipients” which includes the Firestones as well as honorees from around the United States and Mexico.
“We are thrilled that the Firestones are among this year’s honorees at the annual Prime Minister’s Club dinner in Miami Beach,” said Barbara Starr, Registered Israel Bonds Representative. “This is the first time in recent memory that anyone from the Longmeadow/Springfield area has been so honored! What a wonderful year to be honored – on the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel.”
Susan Firestone serves on various local and national boards including the Jewish Federations of North America, United Israel Appeal (UIA), the International Board of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning and Mechon Hadar. She is a member of the JFNA Israel and Overseas Committee. Locally Susan is chair of the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Western Mass. and is past president of the Jewish Federation. Susan serves as Vice President of Temple Beth El and is a board member of Heritage Academy Jewish Community Day School, of which her children are graduates. She is a past member of the UJA Young Leadership Cabinet and is a recipient of the Philip E. Saks Young Leadership Award. She is the former president of Plastic Packaging Corp. She holds a B.S. degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
William Firestone is the founder and CEO of Capital Recovery Group, LLC, a global industrial auction firm specializing in complex manufacturing facilities. He serves the local community by conducting pro bono charity auctions which to date have raised more than $5,000,000. He is active on the Jimmy Fund Council and is a former board member of the Springfield Jewish Community Center, the Hebrew Free Loan Association and the national board of Synagogue 3000.
The Firestones are the parents of adult twin daughters.
CAP: William and Susan Firestone