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October 27, 2022—HHREC Annual Benefit Honoring Dennis Mehiel

The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center will honor Dennis Mehiel at their annual benefit and Bret Stephens will be the keynote speaker on October 27th at 6:30 p.m.

Mr. Mehiel is the Principal Shareholder and Chairman of U. S. Corrugated, Inc., an independent manufacturer of corrugated packaging.

Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed Mr. Mehiel Chairman and CEO of the Battery Park City Authority. The BPCA operates 92 acres of property when the World Trade Center was constructed. The site contains ten million square feet of commercial space, residential properties with a population of 14,000 along with parks and other public spaces.

He has served as Vice Chair and Director of the Empire State Development Corporation, that focuses on New York State Government’s economic development and job creation.

He is an Investor and Independent Director of Sober Steering Sensors, a development stage company commercializing in a passive interdiction technology which prevents the operation of a motor vehicle when alcohol is present.

From 1988 until 1993, he was a Trustee of the Windward School in White Plains, one of the region’s premier providers of education for learning disabled children. He served ten years as a trustee of the Purnell School in Pottersville, N.J., an independent high school for girls who have not succeeded in a traditional competitive setting. Mr. Mehiel was the first person not of the Jewish faith ever to be elected to the Board of Governors of Yeshiva University’s Werzweiler School of Social Work. He is a member of the Holy Trinity Cathedral in New York City.

Bret Stephens is a Pulitzer Prize winning American journalist, editor, and columnist for The New York Times and a contributor to NBC News.

Mr. Stephens comes from a family of secular Jews. His mother was born in Italy at the start of World War II to parents who fled the Nazis. His paternal grandfather left for New York City after the Kishinev pogrom.

He earned an undergraduate degree in political philosophy from the University of Chicago. He earned his master’s degree in comparative politics from the London School of Economics.

We will also recognize our Community Upstanders and Educators.

The benefit will be held at the Westchester Country Club, 99 Biltmore Avenue, Rye, NY.

*Proof of vaccination is required.*

For more information, please contact Millie Jasper at or 914.696.0738

Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center ( – Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center Website

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