Cos Cob resident and ten-year member of the Greenwich Lions, Alan Gunzburg has received the international service organization’s most prestigious recognition. The Melvin Jones Fellow Award recognizes an individual Lion “for dedicated humanitarian services.”
The award is named for Melvin Jones, the mid-western businessman who founded what is now the world’s largest service club in 1917.
Gunzburg, who is also a past club president and recipient of the Lions “Knight of the Blind” award, helped found and currently is serving on the First Selectman’s Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities in Greenwich.
He is also currently on the board of the Town of Greenwich Department of Social Services and serving as Vice Chairman of the Connecticut State Rehabilitation Council.
Gunzburg is a long-time client and supporter of the FIDELCO Guide Dog organization. He lives with his wife and daughters in Cos Cob.
The Greenwich Lions organizations raise funds for numerous support programs that assist individuals with limited sight including preschool eye screenings, the Hardy Finch Large Print Eye collection at Greenwich Library, Connecticut Lions Eye Research Foundation at Yale, and the Low Vision Center at Greenwich Hospital.