Donald Riegle

Community Service Award Event

2022 Honorees


Inez M. Brown and Diane Lindholm, Co-Chairs

Tony Alexander
Sheryl Deutsch
Lennetta Coney
Jeff Himelhoch
Gary Hurand
Lynne Hurand
Rodney Lontine
Leonard Meizlish
Larry Moon
Dr. Bobby Mukkamala
Saroja Reddy
Berna Sorscher
Edith Spencer
Dr. Harold Steinman
Ernelle Taylor

The Flint Jewish Federation
cordially invites you to attend

The 31st Annual

Donald Riegle
Community Service Award Event

5:30 PM Hors D’oeuvre Reception and Cash Bar
6:30 PM Award Program and Entertainment
8:00 PM Dessert Reception

Flint Institute of Music • 1025 E. Kearsley Street
Tickets are $125 Per Person
$1,000 Riegle Award Sponsor • 8 Tickets

For tickets or more information, please call
the Flint Jewish Federation at 810.767.5922

Proceeds from this event will provide
support services and acculturation programs
to refugees and immigrants in Genesee County.

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Don Riegle Community Service Award

Wednesday, September 14, 2022


The Donald Riegle Community Service Award, established in 1990, recognizes individuals in the Flint area who have displayed exceptional commitment to the community.
This year’s award recipients, Brenda Clack, Russell Deutsch, and Sandra Jones have helped to enhance the quality of life and human dignity of the citizens of the Flint area. The proceeds from this event will provide funding for the necessary acculturation, social programs, and case coordination services to refugees and other immigrants in Genesee County.

Michigan’s former senior United States Senator, Donald W. Riegle, Jr., retired after three terms in the Senate and ten years of service in the U.S. House of Representatives. Throughout his federal legislative career, Don Riegle served as a champion of Soviet Jewry. He co-sponsored most of the major legislation pertaining to freedom of immigration issues and personally intervened with the leadership of the former Soviet Union on behalf of Jewish Refuseniks. As Anti-Semitism increased in the former Soviet Union, once again Don Riegle spoke out.

The Riegle Award Event proceeds have assisted Jewish Community Services in the successful resettlement of over 415 individuals from the former Soviet Union and several Russian-speaking Muslim families from Uzbekistan. JCS provides services to recipients without regard to race, religion, place of national origin, or ethnicity.

Our efforts have been assisted through the kindness of many community organizations, as well as scores of volunteers coming together to assist in creating new lives for refugees fleeing religious persecution.