Carolyn Rosen, Simon Lotter Exceptional Service Award RecipientThe Simone Lottor Exceptional Service Award is presented annually to a JF&CS volunteer whose service has made a significant contribution towards tikkun olam.

Carolyn Rosen is an extremely devoted volunteer for JF&CSFamily Table. She plays a vital role in creating driver assignments for the Family Table distribution, essentially matching around 100 volunteers with around 200 clients – a complicated task that requires great accuracy. Always available to tackle the most labor-intensive tasks in the program, Carolyn also volunteers at both our Marketplace and Sunday distributions in Waltham. She even volunteers at special events such as the annual Three Squares New England Ride for Food.

A retired nurse, Carolyn assists her husband Bob in their family business, Belmont Medical Supply Co. They also volunteer at Temple Beth Elohim, preparing and serving food for various shelters. Carolyn and Bob live in Waltham, where they helped start an Enhancement Committee to improve public spaces. A trustee at her condominium association, Carolyn also serves as a member of the Waltham High School Health Advisory Committee.

Carolyn and Bob have two sons, Joel, who lives in Natick with wife Stacey and children Sage and Sam, and Richard, who lives in Medfield with wife Claudia and children Madison and Tyler. Carolyn enjoys traveling, reading, and taking walks.

JF&CS is fortunate to have Carolyn’s heartfelt support. Her commitment to our mission is truly inspirational.

Jon FedermanJon Federman is the JF&CS Staff Writer. A practicing attorney for more than 15 years, he is thrilled to bring his legal and persuasive writing skills to the JF&CS Marketing Communications team. Jon has a BA from Tufts University and a JD from Boston College Law School. In his spare time he is an exhibiting photographer and an award-winning cartoonist. Jon lived in London, England for five years before returning to Boston in 2011.

Originally published on the JF&CS blog.