Noteworthy Jewish Central New Yorkers

Pierson “Four Under 40” Award Program

To enable the recognition of more of the amazing young adults in our community who are working to make it a better place, the Marjorie Oberdorfer Bronner Pierson and Theodore Pierson Family Endowment for the Jewish Future is rebranding its award program as “Four Under 40.” The program will celebrate four noteworthy Jewish Central New Yorkers, all 40 years old or younger, who make Central New York and the larger community better by bringing energy and new ideas to religion, philanthropy, the arts, learning, social action and inclusion. These talented young adults are changing our community for good by building a more just society and creating community in innovative ways.

Four Jewish Central New Yorkers, chosen by a panel of community members from nominations made by the community, will each be awarded a donor advised fund of $1,000 at the Jewish Community Foundation of Central New York to be used to support an organization with which they have worked or a cause they support. The “4 Under 40 “ program” is run under the auspices of the Jewish Federation of Central New York.

The Central New York community is invited to nominate their favorite Jewish movers and shakers, advocates, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and community organizers using the outline below no later than 4 pm on March 22,2024. Self-nominations are accepted.

Nominations should be submitted Below or to no later than 4 pm on March 22.

Nominee Information

Name of Nominee(Required)
Nominee’s Date of Birth
Mailing address for nominee:(Required)

Entrant Information

Your Name(Required)