Recently, a gala was held by the venerable American Jewish World Service (AJWS), a faith-based international human rights organization that works to alleviate poverty, hunger and disease in the developing world. Among the attendees was Carolyn Everett, a philanthropist and activist.
In addition to its grantmaking to over 400 grassroots projects around the world, AJWS works to promote global citizenship and social justice through activism, volunteer service and education. Ruth Messinger, assumed the role of president in 1998 following a 20-year career in public service in New York City, where she served for 12 years on the New York City Council and eight as Manhattan borough president. Messinger is continuing her lifelong pursuit of social justice at AJWS, helping people around the world improve the quality of their lives and their communities.#