To honor a former nursery school student and raise funds for future young people, the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) held its 14th annual Harry Maziar Classic golf tournament at the Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta, shattering both attendance and proceeds records.
“We are thrilled that this year’s tournament brings the total raised to $4.6 million over the past 14 years,” said MJCCA CEO Jared Powers. More than a half million was raised at this year’s event through contributions and a silent auction. Every dollar we secure helps us raise scholarship funds so families can attend our award-winning camps, accredited preschools, enriching after-school programs, and all the activities that make the MJCCA home to so many.”
Every year, the tournament honors an MJCCA member who helped shape Atlanta’s Jewish community. This year, it was native Atlantan and real estate executive Eliot Arnovitz, who spent his formative years at the MJCCA’s nursery school. He still volunteers for many Jewish organizations, including as a life trustee with the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta.
Arnovitz began his career in the family real estate business, M & P Shopping Centers, where, upon his retirement, he continues to be active in strategic affairs.
“Eliot’s commitment to the Atlanta Jewish community is exemplary,” said Allen Soden, co-chair of the 2022 tournament. “The turnout at this year’s event is a testament to the longstanding impact he’s had on the Jewish community and the number of people he’s positively affected with his work, advocacy and volunteer efforts throughout the years.”
More than 200 players participated in the golf tournament held in Alpharetta. “This event is extremely important to the entire Jewish community as the MJCCA impacts thousands of lives across the metro Atlanta area,” explained co-chair David Kusiel. “We are honored by the outpouring of support from all the players as well as our tournament sponsors, without whom this incredible event would not be possible.”
The MJCCA Harry Maziar Classic, presented by Truist, is the center’s largest annual fundraising event.