Jack Blane Community Service Award

the annual jack blane community service award, launched in 2014, honors jack blane and his exemplary work within the community.

A founding member and previous Chairman of HPCF, Mr. Blane’s commitment to serving others extended to all aspects of his life.

Jack Blane’s commitment to serving others has extended to all aspects of his life. After serving his country as a Marine, Mr. Blane settled in Highland Park where he became a successful businessman. Maintaining his commitment to community service, Mr. Blane offered humanitarian services as a Rotarian. He also served as a City of Highland Park Councilman, through which he helped residents, businesses, and numerous local organizations and agencies. In 1992, Mr. Blane became a founding member of The Highland Park Community Foundation. He has served as Chairman of the Board and continues to serve on the Board of Directors.

HPCF Board of Directors. Standing (L to R): Jean Meadows, Sofia Alvarez, Cynthia Witten, Betsy Brint, Peter Flanzer, Cookie Kohn, David Reich, Alyssa Knobel, Don Stewart. Seated (L to R): Karen Resin, Ginny Schulte, Jack Blane, Tom Koulentes, Nancy Mills. Absent: David Fairman, Deborah Cogan, Julie Kraff, Jon Levey, Laurie Levin, Walter Nathan, Joe Reinstein, Robyn Schuster.