Honorees  
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Sylvan C. Herman

Mr. Herman is the founder of S. C. Herman & Associates, a commercial real estate development and management company headquartered in Washington, D.C., with approximately 2 million square feet of office space.  
Faced with his own son’s mental illness and slowly educated through the experiences of dealing with the challenges, Mr. Herman decided to generously share his financial success to build better mental health opportunities for other families who need help by founding ClearView Communities in 2011, a residential treatment center for adults with mental illness who are seeking recovery and independent living in the community. 

 
 
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Gail & Paul Chod

Chairman of Minkoff Development Corporation, a third generation privately held real estate development corporation which specializes in industrial, flex and office properties in Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties, Gail and Paul are proud parents and grandparents of a beautiful family and generously support numerous non-profit organizations around the county.

 
 
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Elana & Jonathan Schanzer

Proud parents of triplets who all participate in Friendship Circle activities, Elana and Jonathan are actively involved in supporting and furthering the mission of Friendship Circle. Jonathan is senior vice president at the Washington, DC-based Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a nonpartisan think tank focusing on Middle East affairs and U.S. national security.