At this year’s Compassion in Action Gala, The Salvation Army presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to former advisory board chairwoman, Lois Rosenfield, for her achievements to supporting housing for the homeless through central Maryland.

Lois Rosenfield was the Baltimore Region of the American Jewish Committee Baltimore Region for 40 years. In addition, she has a long history of community volunteerism.

Lois was instrumental in establishing a day care program and a “Parenting Center” at Towson State College (now University). She helped create “Groceries NCJW,” which provides weekly groceries to those who don’t qualify for other food assistance programs.

She is the former Chair of the College of Fine Arts and Communication at Towson University, and helped to establish a permanent collection of a variety of Maryland art forms for display throughout the University. While she was the Chairwoman of The Salvation Army Advisory Board, she ran an eight-million-dollar capital campaign to expand their homeless shelter, build a new Boys and Girls Club, and improve other existing facilities.

In addition to personal visits to CEO’s of every major bank, insurance companies and utilities, she was instrumental in obtaining government support for these projects.

Lois is a past president of Baltimore Hebrew Congregation and National Council of Jewish Women, Baltimore Section. She chaired the Baltimore Jewish Leaders Assembly and served on the board of ACHARAI:The Shoshana S. Cardin Leadership Development Institute and was a Trustee of Baltimore Hebrew University.

Lois is listed among Maryland’s Top 100 Women and Baltimore’s Most Influential Women by local media. She had an audience with Pope John Paul II in the Vatican and attended the prayer service at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen when the Pope visited Baltimore in 1995.

She was married to the late Mark Rosenfield and is the proud mother of Jimmy and Laura Rosenfield, Stuart and Vicki Rosenfield, and grandmother of Emily, Will, and Danny.

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