Potomac man honored for his charity work -- Gazette.Net


The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, National Capital Chapter will recognize supporters and volunteers, including National Volunteer Hall of Fame inductee Bruce Pearlman of Potomac, at its 2012 Holiday Celebration and Awards on Thursday, December 13 at the Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel.

Inspired by his wifeís diagnosis and passing, Pearlman began fundraising for the Society 17 years ago. In 2007, Pearlman established The Ellen Carol Segal Scholarship Fund scholarship fund for college students affected by multiple sclerosis and its financial burden in honor of his late wife and her commitment to education. Since its inception, the fund has expanded in size and duration and has helped many high school seniors realize their dreams of higher education.

Pearlman has also served on the National Capital Chapterís Board of Trustees and forged sponsorships with significant in-kind donors. Pearlman received his award last month from National MS Society CEO Cindy Zagieboylo and National Board Chairman Tom Kuhn in Dallas at the National MS Societyís National Leadership Conference.

The December event will bring together volunteers, clients, fundraisers, board members, sponsors, and community partners as the National Capital Chapter celebrates its accomplishments and looks forward to the upcoming year.