SEATTLE, November 16, 2007 – Garvey Schubert Barer is pleased to announce that the Greater Seattle Chapter of the American Jewish Committee has chosen Stan Barer as the 2007 recipient of its Human Relations Award. Stan Barer is chairman emeritus of Saltchuk Resources, Inc. and Of Counsel at Garvey Schubert Barer. The award is presented annually to an individual or corporation for outstanding contributions to the well-being and improvement of our community-at-large.
Chapter Executive Director Rabbi Anson Laytner said "We awarded Stan this honor because, through his career and personal interests, he has passionately worked to ensure that civil and human rights are enjoyed by and protected for all. The American Jewish Committee works to build bridges of mutual respect and understanding among the diverse ethnic and religious groups in our community, our nation, and around the world. Given this mission, it was only natural that Stan should be recognized for all he has accomplished during his career."
Chapter President Moshe Dunie said "Stan has done so much for our community and our nation. It is hard to know where to begin. But considering it all, it is clear that in Stan Barer we have a man who exemplifies so many of the values that the American Jewish Committee cherishes and seeks to promote."
About the Greater Seattle Chapter of the American Jewish Committee
Chartered in 1945, the Greater Seattle Chapter of the American Jewish Committee advances the mission of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) by building bridges of mutual understanding and cooperation with Puget Sound's diverse racial, ethnic and religious communities, working with the Seattle Consular Association on issues of international concern, advocating AJC's public policy agenda, and promoting a better appreciation of the contemporary Jewish experience in both the Jewish and general communities. Additional information at www.ajcseattle.org.