Honorees  
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Lori and Bruce Rosenblum

Described by Fanfare Magazine as “one of the most talented and intriguing of living composers,” Lori specializes in writing classical music for the voice. Her work, ranging from recital songs to grand opera, is performed around the world.  Bruce serves as Chief Risk Officer for The Carlyle Group, an international investment firm.  He also works with a number of nonprofit organizations, including Friendship Circle, and maintains an active schedule as an amateur musician.  They have lived in Potomac, MD for over 35 years, raised three children (all of whom are musicians married to musicians!) and are now proud grandparents.

 
 
 
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Debbie and Louis Kovalsky

Louis is a Vice President at UDR, a multifamily real estate investment trust. Debbie is the Director of Exhibits and Development at the American Astronomical Society. Both Montgomery County natives, Louis and Debbie first met and dated as teens in BBYO. Now 38 years later they have built a life centered around their children, Jordan, Matthew and Alex, z”l, their love of community, and a shared value system grounded in Jewish tradition. During his short life, their son Alex brought them into the Friendship Circle family. Their commitment to Friendship Circle’s mission remains as strong today, as ever.