Charles H. Goodman

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In 2006: Charles H. (Corky) Goodman "of Chicago was elected today as chairman of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Board of Governors during the 69th meeting of the board. He succeeds attorney Yigal Arnon, who has been serving in the post for the past six years.

"Goodman is the vice chairman of Henry Crown and Company and serves also on the board of General Dynamics Corporation. He is a prominent and active philanthropic leader both in his hometown of Chicago, nationally in the U.S. and on behalf of Israel.

"He has served as president of the Council of Jewish Federations in North America (1990-93), and of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. He has also served as chairman of the Jewish Agency Board of Governors (1995-99). Other organizations in which he played leading roles are the United Jewish Appeal, the Joint Distribution Committee and Brandeis University.

"Last year, Goodman received an honorary doctor of philosophy degree from the Hebrew University, and in 1993 he received the Julius Rosenwald Memorial Award from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.

"He is an officer of the Arie and Ida Crown Memorial Foundation, a private charitable foundation named for his late wife Suzanne Crown’s grandparents. The family’s philanthropy supports a great number of community interests in such areas as education, arts and health care." [1]

He is married to Lester Crown's cousin. [2]

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  1. Charles Goodman Elected as New Chairman of Hebrew University Board of Governors, hunews, accessed May 12, 2010.
  2. Crown, chicagobusiness, accessed May 12, 2010.