Congratulations to Susan and Richard Lampen, 2009–10 recipients of The Harry Gunther Service Award, which is presented to a deserving Beth Am member who has worked for the benefit of the Temple community in a way which would be considered “above and beyond.” The awards were presented at the 2009 Temple Beth Am Annual Meeting, April 18, 2010.
Susan has served on the Temple Beth Am Executive Board for more than six years, and has been a member of the Board of Directors for more than a decade. Susan chaired our Tikkun Olam Committee and was Co-Chair of the Dedication Events Committee during the opening of our campus’ new and remodeled facilities, among many other positions. Dick has served as Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees and has raised the bar in terms of spearheading and managing the Temple’s Endowment.
In his presentation remarks, Temple President Richard Hoffman noted that, “While many individuals may qualify for the service award, this year we had two from the same family who were deserving.”
This award is named for Harry Gunther, a wonderful man who made Temple Beth Am a high priority in his life. His widow, Ethelle, remained an active member of the Temple Beth Am family for nearly 60 years until her death in 2013.