Newsmaker: Danny Rosen
Noteworthy: The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh recognized Rosen with its Volunteer of the Year Award. Officials praised his work in the Jewish community. He serves on the federation's funding commission and belongs to Congregation Beth Shalom in Squirrel Hill.
Residence: Squirrel Hill
Family: Wife, Shani Lasin; three daughters, Maya, Eva and Talia
Occupation: David. E. Epperson associate professor of social work at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Social Work
Background: Rosen is a board member of the Allegheny Regional Asset District, a trustee of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and the board chairman of Friendship Circle, a nonprofit that helps children with special needs. The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh presented him with the Ida and Samuel Latterman Volunteer Mitzvah Award in 2008.
Education: Bachelor's degree in political science, master's degree in social work and joint doctorate in social work and sociology, all from the University of Michigan
Quote: “The wonderful thing about the award is the attention that it brings to many of the wonderful organizations that serve our community in helping to improve the lives of members of the region.”