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Oren  Alexander  and  Alon  Alexander  

  Oren  Alexander  -­‐  The  Grand  Lexington  yearly  Gala  at  the  beautiful  Capitale  event   space  was  a  night  not  to  be  forgotten.  The  event  was  filled  with  the  "whose  who"  of   New  York  City  Real  estate,  from  Commercial  real  estate  owners  to  residential   developers.  The  host  for  the  evening  was  the  eccentric  Mike  Williams  who  got  the   crowd  raging.  Guest  dined  on  a  superb  array  of  seafood  provided  by  Dan  Fishers  of   Montauk.  The  Jay  Street  band  had  the  crowd  dancing  till  the  early  morning.  The   climax  of  the  evening  was  when  David  Stern-­‐  President  of  The  Grand  Lexington   Charity  announced  the  2011  Philanthropist  of  the  year  award.  This  year’s  award   was  given  to  Alon  and  Oren  Alexander.       One  might  ask  who  these  lovable  young  men  are.  As  we  learned  from  their  great   acceptance  speech,  which  captivated  the  audience,  these  brother’s  (actually  twins)   are  truly  a  blessing  to  the  community.  They  were  born  and  raised  in  Miami  Beach  to   a  charitable  Jewish  family  whose  strong  commitment  to  the  community  has  left  a   lasting  legacy  in  a  humble  way.  Orly  and  Shlomi  Alexander  have  instilled  these   values  to  their  children  beginning  at  a  early  age  and  were  in  attendance  that  evening   to  see  the  results.  As  mentioned  by  Oren  on  where  the  inspiration  to  give  back   comes  from,  he  said  that  their  parents  instilled  the  importance  of  Tzdeka  (Hebrew   word  from  the  Torah  which  means  charity).       They  decided  from  a  young  age  that  giving  back  to  their  community  is  and  will  be  a   major  part  of  their  lives.  During  their  first  year  of  High  School  they  started  the  Alon   and  Oren  Alexander  Foundation,  which  raises  money  for  inner  city  youth   education.  They  have  used  their  many  business  connections  to  help  with  the  growth   of  this  charity  to  make  it  what  it  is  today.  Today  the  Oren  Alexander  and  Alon   Alexander  Foundation  is  responsible  for  sending  over  a  1000  kids  from  Brooklyn,   Manhattan,  and  Queens  to  College.  There  involvement  in  the  foundation  is  extensive.   Oren  Alexander  confirms  the  twins  dedicate  at  least  20  hrs  a  week  overseeing  the   direction  of  the  foundation  and  pledge  even  more  time  tutoring  inner  city  youth.       The  award  ceremony  climaxed  after  the  distinguished  crowd  gave  both  Oren  and   Alon  a  long-­‐standing  ovation  to  praise  their  efforts  of  improving  the  community.  


Oren Alexander and Alon Alexander