HONORING


COMMUNITY BUILDER AWARD


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SARAH & DAN RUEVEN

Sarah Rueven is a Registered Dietitian and the founder of Rooted Wellness, a nutrition counseling practice dedicated to maternal and family health. She received her Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics at New York University and her undergraduate degree at Brandeis University. Beyond private counseling, she also provides wellness seminars, group lessons and contributes to media outlets such as Self Magazine, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan Magazine and Refinery 29. She is a founding advisory board member of Fertilegirl, a pre-pregnancy nutrition company.

In addition to her professional work, Sarah holds several volunteer positions. Sarah is the current board chair of Slingshot, where she works to develop the capacity of next generation Jewish funders to support innovative programs and organizations, provide resources to leverage their impact within the Jewish community and help develop their philanthropic capabilities. She also serves as a Brandeis University class agent and the Young Couples Circle at UJA Federation of New York.

Dan Rueven currently oversees all wealth management, trading, portfolio, and risk-related activities of Kinneret Group, an asset advisory firm. Prior to Kinneret Group, Mr. Rueven has had careers in high frequency trading on Wall Street, as well as internet entrepreneurship. Most recently, he was a program and electronic trader at Nomura Securities, where he assisted in building construct portfolio theory and trading/algorithm strategy. In previous roles, he helped businesses mature in the fields of e-commerce, internet business development, equity/derivative trading strategy, and financial literacy.

Mr. Rueven attended Brandeis University, where he was a member of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society and graduated with dual degrees in International and Global Studies, and History, with a concentration in Business.

He proudly sits on several non-profit boards in the NY Metro area, and is the treasurer of his condominium building in NYC. Both professionally and personally, he enjoys advising companies, foundations, and individuals on various aspects of investments and strategy.

Sarah and Dan currently live in Downtown Manhattan with their nearly three-year-old son.  

 


EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD


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MELISSA SOVRONSKY