JFS is so excited to announce this year’s honorees:
David and Gail Milowe

and receiving the JFS Max Michelson Humanitarian Award:

Ed E. Zuker and Chestnut Hill Realty

The 33rd annual Seize the Dream Gala to be held on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at the Westin Waltham Boston.
Seize the Dream honors area leaders and volunteers who have demonstrated an unfailing commitment and personal dedication to supporting vulnerable children, families, and senior adults in the local community and beyond. This year’s honorees have made it their life’s work to stand up for those left behind and it is a privilege to recognize these exceptional individuals.
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OUR HONOREES: David and Gail Milowe

David and Gail pride themselves on being a “behind the scenes” helping hand to others. It was not an easy task to bring light to their many contributions to the community, but they agreed to be honored with the hope to inspire others to do and give.

David, Senior Vice President-Branch Director, Private Client Group, Senior Consulting Group at RBC Wealth Management, has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and has worked for several prominent firms including Prudential Securities and AG Edwards.

David completed the Accredited Wealth Management program (AWM), a professional designation specifically focused on areas of estate and trust planning, insurance solutions and advanced investment strategies and is a member of the RBC Wealth Management Consulting Group, a group committed to a consultative-based investment practice.

David is the immediate past president of JFS, where he lead the organization for three years utilizing his strengths as a Financial Advisor and as a hands on volunteer. He is also a Past President of Congregation Kol Tikvah and prior to his time at JFS he was an active member of his local Rotary and Temple.

Right by his side is his wife, Gail. Gail retired from MGH/Brigham and Women’s (Faulkner campus) after a 33+ year career in nursing. She also participated in an international mission trip, providing lifesaving care to some of the most vulnerable indigent patients. Gail has been the recipient of two awards given by Brigham and Women’s for excellence in nursing care, patient teaching and mentoring coworkers. She has been on the board of The Pink Rose Foundation, an organization that raises funds and awards scholarships to children of breast cancer patients.

The Milowes live in Newton and have two daughters who complete their family, Adrienne and Jacqui, who often volunteer at the many JFS events through the year.

2023 JFS MAX MICHELSON HUMANITARIAN AWARDEES: Ed E. Zuker and Chestnut Hill Realty

JFS of Metrowest is pleased to announce that Chestnut Hill Realty (CHR) and their Founder & CEO, Ed E. Zuker, will be honored with the Max Michelson Humanitarian Award, at Seize the Dream on May 11, 2023, for opening their hearts and apartment communities to twenty-one refugee families since November 2021.

Since 1969, Ed has led an extraordinary company focused on “Managing People’s Homes With Pride,” while growing their apartment home portfolio to 5,000 residential units and 160,000 square feet of commercial space. For full bio, visit JFSMW.ORG

The warmth, dignity and generosity with which CHR has welcomed families, donated to ensure they can afford their beautiful homes and worked with JFSMW and our sister resettlement agencies to help our clients integrate has been unlike any other multifamily property owner.

To save one life is to save the world, and CHR and Ed have partnered with JFS to save over 50 lives by restoring dignity and pride through a beautiful home made available solely because of CHR’s generosity.

In celebration of these extraordinary community partners, this year’s Seize the Dream Gala will be a festive affair with dinner and refreshments provided by over 16 local caterers and restaurants.

We hope you will join JFS in honoring the Milowes, Ed E. Zuker and

Chestnut Hill Realty, and volunteers of JFS!

Lino Covarrubias, CEO