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By Ron Gorodesky '79; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Perhaps the greatest honor that an Alumni President has is the presentation of the Founders and David A. (Gimp) Lee awards at the annual Beta Alumni Association Founders' Dinner. This year's event will be held on Thursday, May 19 at Philadelphia Park.

The Founders' Award is the highest honor that Beta Sig bestows, and is given annually to a Brother for outstanding service to the fraternity. This year's recipient, Scott Granoff '85, is long overdue for this honor. Scott was Social Chairman while an undergrad and joined the Alumni Board shortly after graduation. He served as Alumni Vice President for two years before becoming President from 2000-2003. Scott, as Alumni President, oversaw a very difficult time in Beta Sig's long history, and there is little doubt that without Scott, the House would no longer exist. Scott ran Homecoming several times, including 2010, which will serve as model for future Homecomings. Scott has worked at CCH/Wolters Kluwer, a publisher of Legal & Business Information, for 20 years. Scott resides in Villanova and has three children, Kaylie, Cassidy and Daltrey.

The David A. ("Gimp") Lee Brotherhood Award this year goes to Alan Greenbaum '70 as the alum epitomizing what it means to be a Beta Sig. This award honors the memory of a Brother who encompassed all of the aspects of friendship and brotherhood. Alan "Baumus" was a leader at Beta Sig. He spent the next 40 years living in the Philadelphia area and serving particularly the Jewish community. Alan was involved in the sole and leather industry before going into the manufacturing of orthotics for thirty years. Alan is currently marketing property and casualty insurance. Baumus and wife Andee have always been magnets for gathering of his fraternity brothers. Andee, also a PSU graduate, was one of the first "little sisters" of Beta Sig. Alan served on the board for many years at Har Zion Temple, as well as its President from 2000-02. He and Andee have received honors from both Israel Bonds and United Synagogue for Conservative Jewry. Andee and Baumus have been married since 1970 and are blessed with two daughters Marni and Dana and their husbands Jon and Jordan who all reside in California.