Purchase, NY (PRWEB) October 27, 2008
The Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center (HHREC) today announced that Board of Directors member Andrew R. Benerofe has been named Treasurer. He previously served as Vice President. The organization has also announced that it has voted Delores Scott Brathwaite as its newest Board member. Brathwaite serves as Executive Director of the Westchester County Human Rights Commission.
Benerofe has served as president of Benerofe Properties Corp., White Plains, a family-owned real estate investment and management company, since 1964.
He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of CampGroup LLC, which owns and operates day and resident camps in the Northeast and Midwestern United States and has served on its Board since 1998.
A former Board member of the Community Synagogue in Rye, Benerofe is an honorary Board member of Purchase Community House; former president of the United Way of Purchase; and a Member of UJA Federation of New York's Commission on Jewish Identity and Renewal. He is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Benerofe holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and a Master of Civil Engineering, both from Cornell University. He lives in Purchase, NY with his wife, with whom he has three children.
"Andrew's dedication to his community is evident is his activities, and we are so grateful for his advocacy for Holocaust and human rights education outreach," said Donna Cohen, HHREC executive director.
"Delores' outstanding commitment to human rights initiatives will lend itself to further enhancing our educational programs that teach human rights lessons and encourage people to speak out against prejudice," Cohen added.
The first African American to lead the Westchester County Human Rights Commission, Delores Scott Brathwaite is responsible for administering and enforcing the County's human rights law. She assisted in obtaining protection for victims of domestic violence under the law and under her leadership, the agency has increased the Commission's jurisdiction throughout the county for handling human rights cases.
Prior to serving as Executive Director, Brathwaite was the Commission's Deputy Director, during which time she established and developed the agency's Alternative Dispute/Conflict Resolution Program. Previously, she served as Vice President of Human Resources and Legal Affairs for North America for Virgin Atlantic Airways, Ltd., a department she established, developed and led for 12 years.
Brathwaite serves as Vice President of the New York State Association of Local Human Rights Commissions and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity.
An attorney, advocate, mediator, arbitrator, lecturer, keynote speaker and trainer, she is a graduate of Pace University, Pace University School of Law and New York University Center for Labor and Employment Law, she holds a Bachelor's, Masters and Juris Doctor degree. She is also a Certified Mediator and Arbitrator and does arbitrations and mediations for White Plains City Court.
She and her husband have six children and nine grandchildren.
The Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center is located at 2900 Purchase Street, Purchase, New York 10577. For further information, please contact 914.696.0738, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.holocausteducationctr.org.
About the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center: The Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center is an interfaith, not-for-profit organization serving Westchester, Fairfield and Putnam counties to encourage and enhance teaching and learning about the Holocaust and its human rights lessons for today. Its members encourage students to speak up and act against all forms of bigotry and prejudice.