About the Event

Israel Policy Forum is thrilled to celebrate the leadership and guidance of Alan Solow during our annual gala event being held at The Bryn Mawr Country Club on the evening of May 19, 2024.

We hope that you will join us in honoring Alan at this year’s event with cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres followed by a formal program.

2024 Honoree

Alan Solow

We are truly fortunate to have Alan as Israel Policy Forum’s Vice Chair and a member of its Executive Committee where he brings his insight, expertise, and passion to our vision of a secure, Jewish, democratic Israel and to local, national, and international stages. Alan is an accomplished civic and political leader, and many have benefited from his expertise as problem solver, counselor, and attorney.  Alan has served on Israel Policy Forum’s Board of Directors since 2016 .

He is a past Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the umbrella group for more than 50 other agencies, a role in which he served as the designated representative of organized American Jewry to the U.S. government and traveled extensively throughout the world meeting foreign leaders.  As an outside advisor to President Barack Obama on Middle East issues, Alan also worked with the senior West Wing staff and National Security team as well as many members of the House and Senate. 

Among other leadership roles, Alan also served as Board Chair of the Jewish Community Centers Association of North America, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Chicago, the Jewish Council for Youth Services and Interfaith America. He was a National Co-Chair of the 2012 Obama-Biden campaign and was a charter member of the 2008 and 2012 Obama Finance Committees.

Alan is the founder and principal of Grover Strategies LLC, a strategic public affairs consulting firm where he helps drive solutions for a wide variety of clients.

A cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, Alan graduated with an A.B., summa cum laude with highest distinction in political science, from the University of Illinois. He and his wife Andrea are the parents of two sons, two wonderful daughters-in-law and four adorable grandchildren.  They are lifelong Chicagoans.

Featured Speaker

Major General (Res.) Noam Tibon

We are honored to announce that the featured speaker for this event will be Major General (Res.) Noam Tibon, a leading voice of reason in Israel and an activist for change. Noam will be in conversation with Diane and Guilford Glazer Foundation Senior Director of Policy Research Dr. Shira Efron.

On October 7, Noam received a call from his son Amir, who lives in Kibbutz Nahal Oz with his wife and two daughters. Amir told him that terrorists had invaded their community and that he and his family were hiding in their safe room. Without hesitation, Noam and his wife, Gali, jumped in their car and drove south from Tel Aviv. They led a heroic fight against Hamas terrorists, saving not only Amir and his family but countless other Israelis as well.

Today, he is an important leader in advocating for Israel to safeguard its security and its Jewish and democratic future.

Read Noam's full bio here

Event Committees


Rita and Charles Bronfman

The Crown Family

Susie and Michael Gelman

Steven and Priscilla Kersten

Dana Wechsler Linden
and Larry Linden

John Shapiro and Shonni Silverberg

Susie and David Sherman

Host Committee

Bergman Family Charitable Foundation—Stanley & Marion, Paul & Sara, Eddie & Sharon

Peter Kupferberg

Lee Miller

Pritzker Traubert Foundation

Rick Rosen and Orly Adelson

Marc and Barbara Slutsky

Solow Family: Andrea Lavin Solow, Daniel and Abby Solow, David Solow and Brooke Hillman

Gala Committee

Mary and Norm Geller

E. Robert Goodkind

Thomas S. Kahn

Alisa F. Levin

Daryl Messinger and Jim Heeger

Kim and Perry Shwachman

Karyn and Bill Silverstein

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Questions? Please contact Becky Lipkind at 212.315.1741 or BLipkind@ipforum.org