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Joint Statement by REBNY Chairman William C. Rudin and President James Whelan on the Passing of Burton P. Resnick
December 14, 2019
“We mourn the passing of REBNY Chairman Emeritus, Burton P. Resnick, who served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jack Resnick & Sons. Burt was a great leader of our industry and an extraordinary New Yorker.
Along with his service as REBNY Chair, Burt was involved in many philanthropic organizations that touched the lives of countless New Yorkers over the years. He was Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Overseers of Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a member of the Board of Overseers of Weill Cornell Medical College and Graduate School of Medical Sciences. He was an Honorary Director of the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association and a member of the Board of Directors of the Hebrew Home Riverdale, as well as Chairman of their Building Committee. Burt was Campaign Chairman of the UJA-Federation, New York, Co-Chairman Emeritus of the Real Estate Council of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a Trustee and Vice Chairman of Carnegie Hall. He served as National Campaign Chairman of State of Israel Bonds and Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors of Development Corporation for Israel/State of Israel Bonds. He was also a member of the New York Regional Board of the Anti-Defamation League and the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.
Burt’s dedication to improving our City and representing the best interests of our industry was unmatched. We extend our sincere condolences to his wife Judith, his family, friends, colleagues and the entire Resnick organization.”
- Real Estate Board of New York Chairman William C. Rudin and President James Whelan
A memorial service will be held on Monday, December 16th at 11am at the Jewish Community Center of Harrison, 130 Union Avenue, Harrison, NY.