KIM JENSEN PIMLEY, a community leader and entrepreneur, will receive the first-ever Ira Silverman Leadership Award from American Jewish Committee (AJC) Central New Jersey. The honor will be bestowed at the organization’s 75th anniversary dinner on Thursday, Oct. 24, at Congregation B’nai Tikvah in North Brunswick.
National AJC chief executive officer David Harris will deliver the keynote address.
Pimley, a Princeton resident and cofounder and chair of the Pimley & Pimley Group, is a past president of the AJC Central NJ region and serves on AJC’s executive council as chair of advocacy and as past chair of the International Relations Commission and National Leadership Development.
The new award is named for the late Ira Silverman of Princeton, a Jewish community leader who held numerous positions within AJC, including in 1988-90 its then-highest-ranking professional post, executive vice president.
Harris said he had the privilege of knowing Silverman and was his successor as AJC CEO in 1990 after Silverman’s untimely death. He was, said Harris, “an individual of exceptional talent, charisma, commitment, and eloquence. I cannot think of a better recipient” of the Silverman Award than Pimley, who, said Harris, “embodies all those traits. We are fortunate indeed to have her as a national leader and a powerful advocate.”
The dinner, which costs $118, will begin at 6:30 p.m. To RSVP, go to AJC.org/newjersey/centralannualdinner or call 973-379-7845.