Doer's Profiles: Laurie Josephs

Posted by: Laura Blum on Monday, March 27, 2017
Laurie Josephs

DOER’S PROFILES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAURIE JOSEPHS

HOME: Greenwich, CT

PROFESSION: Retired corporate litigation attorney.

AGES OF OFFSPRING: 29, 27 and 18

RECENT BOOK READ:

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, by J. D. Vance

LAST ACCOMPLISHMENT:

“Accepting the fact that my youngest son, a college freshman, doesn’t need my daily supervision -- letting him be launched.”

PHILANTHROPIES AND VOLUNTEERING:

Co-founder of two organizations that mobilize college alumnae/i to fight anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism at their alma maters, Fairness to Israel (Vassar) and Alums for Campus Fairness (national).

Member, AIPAC, American Jewish Committee and Fairfield County Women’s Lobbying Group.

ADDITIONAL COMMUNITY GIVING:

Donates to UJA Greenwich.  Driver for Temple Sholom’s Meals on Wheels program.

QUOTE:

“My father, who was the most positive man in the world, loved this quote by Eleanor Roosevelt: ‘It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.' So do I."

PROFILE:

Physically active. Maintains a positive outlook. Supportive. Family-centric. Really believes we can bring about change. Footloose, a benefit of being an empty nester. Passionate. Very persistent. Confronts people and institutions when she thinks something is wrong. Still has some Brooklyn in her.

NOSH: SkinnyPop Popcorn.

 

 




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