WXXI NAMES DRS. JACQUES AND DAWN LIPSON ITS 2015 ASSOCIATES OF THE YEAR

Release Date: 
Mon, 11/16/2015

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WXXI NAMES DRS. JACQUES AND DAWN LIPSON ITS 2015 ASSOCIATES OF THE YEAR

(Rochester, New York) November 16, 2015 – WXXI named the late Jacques Lipson, MD and his wife Dr. Dawn Lipson its 2015 Associates of the Year during WXXI’s Associates Dinner at Monroe Golf Club last Saturday. WXXI President Norm Silverstein presented Dawn Lipson with the award, which recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions in support of WXXI’s mission of public service. One hundred and thirty WXXI supporters attended the dinner with special guest speaker, NPR White House Correspondent Scott Horsley.

Jacques loved this community and together with his wife Dawn, have made significant contribution to many organizations, particularly in the area of arts and education. They also established the Lipson Cancer Center at Rochester General Hospital. A well-respected physician, who remained in practice until just a few years ago, Jacques had a great love for music and was a faithful listener to Classical 91.5. He was a big fan of PBS NewsHour, and he and Dawn met Gwen Ifill when she visited WXXI a few years ago.

Dawn has been a member of the WXXI Board of Trustees since 2008.  When WXXI was in the quiet phase of its $17 million Go Public Campaign, Dawn’s input was instrumental in its success. Dawn and Jacques were among the lead givers to the Campaign, establishing The Dawn and Jacques Lipson Programing Fund.

To commemorate the award, a tree will be planted in Highland Park in their honor and their names will be inscribed on WXXI’s Associate of the Year plaque. They join a long list of past winners including WXXI Honorary Trustees Catherine Carlson, Betty Strasenburgh, and Richard F. Brush, as well as Larry and Jane Glazer, Suzanne Gouvernet, Harry P. Truehart III, Dr. Nancy Perkins Weyl, Ted Shepard, Dick Eisenhart, B. Thomas Golisano, George M. Ewing, Sr., Robert C. Stevens, Dolores F. Parlato, and Ed Saphar.

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WXXI is the essential, life-long educational media resource for the Greater Rochester area. WXXI puts the community first with programming that stimulates and expands thought, inspires the spirit, opens cultural horizons and promotes understanding of diverse community issues. WXXI also has a long-term affiliation with Little Theatre, which helps enhance the cultural life of the community and strengthens two of Rochester's most vital arts institutions. Log on to wxxi.org for more information about our services and programs.

 

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