Albany resident James Leventhal is one of the eight recipients of John F. Kennedy University's 2013 Alumni of the Year Awards, according to a press release from the university.
The alumni represent the University’s three colleges and were selected for their distinguished service to their profession and community. They will be recognized at the University’s Alumni Day on Saturday, March 2.
Here's what the release said about Leventhal's selection for the award:
"Leventhal, MBA ’09, has 24 years of experience in arts administration including appointments at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Judah L. Magnes Museum, and his current position as the deputy director for development at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.
"He has grown all areas of the museum’s fundraising programs since coming on board to stabilize the annual fundraising, following the museum’s successful, massive expansion into its current facility in downtown San Francisco.
"Leventhal has presented nationally on the use of technology for audience development and engagement in museums and is recognized for his commitment to enhancing the museum experience."
JFK University, founded in 1964, has campuses in Pleasant Hill, Berkeley and San Jose. For more information, see the university's website www.jfku.edu/