C:Julie Greenbaum

Julie Greenbaum was a model for community service. Her memory lives on through Scholarships awarded to high school seniors.

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Julie Greenbaum Memorial Award

Scholarships in Recognition of Community Service
Rydal-Meadowbrook Civic Association (RMCA) and Abington Community Taskforce (ACT) recognize exceptional community service by high school students. RMCA has committed to two scholarships, each in the amount of $500 funded by RMCA over a period of ten years. ACT funds one scholarship each year over the same period.

 logoPrior to the establishment of these two scholarships by
RMCA, ACT had recognized at least one student for their community service, beginning in 2003. ACT had processes in-place to identify and select students worthy of recognition. Rather than create a new bureaucracy, RMCA wished to leverage the efforts already invested by ACT, and focus on the recognition of service by students.

In 2012, three scholarships were presented to Abington High School Seniors:
Vanessa Colwell
Anthony Francis Ciliberto and Anneliese SimonIn 2011, Esther Katro and Taylor Appel utwere recognized for their service. In 2010, three scholarships were presented to Dorionne Brown, Julie Ann Haldeman and  Laura Wall.     

RMCA congratulates these scholarship recipients for their selfless giving-back to the community. They set a standard for their peers in keeping with the spirit of Julie Greenbaum. RMCA has established these scholarships to remember how Julie Greenbaum had an impact on many communities, and inspire our neighbors to find causes in which each person can also have an impact.


photoIn Memoriam
Julie Greenbaum served as President of the Rydal-Meadowbrook Civic Association beginning in 1999. Her dedication to the organization and the community at-large served as an inspiration. She was a founding member of Abington Township, PAL, a member of the Advisory Board of Penn State Abington Campus, and President of the Abington Council of Civic Associations. She also served on the Philadelphia Board of JUNICEF and the Old York Road Division of United Way. Julie has been a member of the Board of Directors and Trustees of the Jewish Family and Children’s Agency for over 32 years, a long-term member of the Women’s Federation of Jewish Agencies and of State of Israel Bonds, and a member of the Board of Trustees of Keneseth Israel Synagogue for 25 years, serving as Secretary of the Congregation for seven years. Over the years, she worked in paid and volunteer positions at Bryn Mawr College and worked for the Abington Township School District as Director of Communications. Additionally, she served as President of the Bryn Mawr Club of Philadelphia and District Councilor for Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Julie graduated from Bryn Mawr College and attended Temple University Graduate School of Business, the University of Pennsylvania School of Human Resources, a two-year program at the Barnes Foundation, and was deeply involved in the Fellowship Commission.   

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