The New Jewish Home mourns the passing of Robert J. “Bob” Appel. We were grateful to have honored Mr. Appel at our 2016 Eight over Eighty Gala. Please watch this wonderful short video from the 2016 Gala.

Bob was a philanthropist, private investor and financier with Appel Associates, the New York-based money management and investment firm he established in 2005 after a long and successful career on Wall Street, which included a 30-year association with Neuberger Berman. Bob was widely appreciated for his philanthropic work and board service. He was trustee emeritus for his alma mater, Cornell University, and deeply involved with fundraising for Weill Cornell Medical College, where he and his wife Helen created a legacy of advancing neuroscience initiatives, establishing the Helen and Robert Appel Institute for Alzheimer’s Disease Research. He also served on the board of governors of the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation. Bob was on the board of Lincoln Center and was the proud chairman of the board of Jazz at Lincoln Center.

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