Richard Freedman exemplifies the qualities of a JTalk speaker including commitment to public service, philanthropy and championing efforts to improve the daily lives of people in Stamford and the wider community. Richard is President of Garden Homes Management, a family real estate business based in Stamford and founded by his father Joel in 1962 that owns and develops rental housing throughout the Northeast.
A passionate leader and advocate for desegregation through zoning reform and construction of affordable housing in affluent towns, Richard will address the sources of the inequities in housing and the barriers that must be broken to achieve his mission to desegregate and create equitable housing throughout the state and region. His JTalk promises to be an enlightening and energizing presentation.
A long-time public servant, Richard is a former President of the Stamford Board of Education and has been Chairman of the Board of Finance since 2015. He and his family have a proud tradition of philanthropy in the community and the state. As a dedicated Stamford JCC member and former board member, Richard and his wife Nancy have been major sponsors of the JCC, as well as the JCC Jewish Film Festival since its inception 20 years ago.
The talk will be moderated by Joy Katz, JD, who is a Past President of the Stamford JCC and is currently the Chair of the JCC’s JCares Social Action Committee.
Members FREE / Community $10
Participation is available in-person or virtually.
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