Philanthropy: More than an Obligation, a Privilege
Gene’s philanthropic interests were vast, and the depth of his desire to give back was immense. Through his philanthropy, Gene supported his love for the Jewish people, Israel and the Detroit Jewish community. He was also passionate about supporting healthcare, education, the arts and ensuring Detroit's overall strength. He gave back because of what he believed, but also to inspire others to do the same.
“Philanthropy is part and parcel of life. First you take care of your family, then your community. Then you help the nation and the world. This is more than an obligation. It is a privilege.” - Gene Applebaum