The David Ifshin Memorial Award honors the memory of David Ifshin, a member of Congregatin B'nai Tzedek, who passed away in 1996 at the age of 47. David served as General Counsel to AIPAC, counsel to the presidential campaigns of Walter Mondale and Bill Clinton and was an eerly proponent and architect of campaign finance reform. An anti-war activist during the Vietnam era, David later established the Institute for Democracy in Vietnam with Senator John McCain. He has a broad range of interests, including a passion for public policy, support for Israel and building bridges between various and often-contentious sectors of the community.
This award and annual lecture series, established by David’s family in 1997, provides an opportunity to discuss the issues to which David was dedicated, and honors individuals whose accomplishments emerge from devotion to a public cause or interest that also captivated David during his life.
David Ifshin Award Recipients
|1997||Ambassador Dennis Ross|
|1999||Senator John McCain|
|2004||Norman J. Ornstein|
|2005||James S. Tisch|
|2007||The Honorable Ray Mabus|
|2010||Senator Al Franken|