AJC's2014 Human Relations Award will be presented to Alan, Frank, and Elaine Lindy in recognition of the inspiring work of their father, Philip Lindy, who passed away in June 2013. Phil was a respected philanthropist and real estate titan in the Philadelphia area, and a Board member of AJC Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey for over 40 years. The Lindy family will accept the award at a dinner at the Rittenhouse Hotel on Monday, June 2nd.
Phil’s children have ensured that his legacy lives on. Lindy Property Management, a fourth-generation business, has passed from Phil’s hands to the capable hands of his sons, Alan and Frank. Phil’s daughter Elaine works alongside her brothers is also deeply involved in children’s literature and education.
A Philadelphia native, Phil graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to his work with Lindy Property Management, Phil was deeply involved in community and philanthropic efforts. At the time of his passing, he was President of Tribe 12 and the Gershman JCC. He was also a founding member of Temple University's Center for American Jewish History. The Philadelphia community recognized him for his many contributions; for example, the following were bestowed upon him in his final year alone: the 2013 Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals; the Joseph Jacovini Outstanding Service Award, Drexel University’s highest non-alumni honor; the Hillel of Greater Philadelphia’s Vision and Values Gala honoree; the Eastern Montgomery Chamber of Commerce annual award; and After School Activity Program Person of the Year.
Annabel F. Lindy, Phil’s wife, was also a pioneer for Jewish and social justice causes until her passing in 2010. She sat on the board of Federation, AJC, and Gershman Y, as well as founded and endowed the Philadelphia Lummud, the Collaborative, and Tribe 12.
Phil Lindy received the AJC Human Relations Award 20 years ago, with a plaque that read “generation to generation.” As we celebrate the lives of Phil and Annabel, we also honor Alan, Frank, and Elaine, who have become living testaments to the philanthropic spirit of their parents, and now inspire a new generation to be leaders in this community.
AJC is the global advocate for the well-being of the Jewish people and for the advancement of democratic values for all. For more than 100 years, AJC has sought to advance the peace and security of the Jewish people around the world. Through high-level diplomacy, strong legislative advocacy, and effective interreligious and interethnic coalitions, AJC has made a significant impact on issues critical to the Jewish people. With key relationships at the regional, national, and international levels—from diplomats, to global decision-makers and community leaders—AJC is the preeminent global Jewish advocate.
The Chairmen for the 2014 Human Relations Award dinner are Max Berger, Jack Downes, and Richard Oller.