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SHI Board Member Cissie Swig Honored by SF Federation

Swig received The Robert Sinton Extraordinary Leader Award on June 10, 2012

Shalom Hartman Institute Board Member Roselyne (Cissie) Swig received The Robert Sinton Extraordinary Leader Award from the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties at the organization’s annual meeting on June 10, 2012.
Swig was cited for being “singularly devoted to philanthropic and community service efforts, at a local, national and global level with a focus on women empowerment, social welfare, fine arts, political advocacy and education.”
The federation also said, “Among other contributions, Cissie is the founder of the advocacy group, Partners Ending Domestic Abuse and is a member of the Collector’s Committee National Gallery of Art. She serves on a myriad of Boards: Vital Voices Global Partnership, the NPR Foundation, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, AIPAC, the American Joint Distribution Committee, and is a past President of both the Contemporary Jewish Museum and the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation.

“She has received numerous accolades including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the SF Arts Commission, the GirlSource Wave Award, the Woman of Valor Award from the State of Israel Bonds, and the Judith Chapman Memorial Women’s Leadership Award. She holds honorary degrees from the San Francisco Art Institute, the University of San Francisco, Mills College and Santa Clara University.

Swig is a member of the Board of Directors of SwigCo, a private real estate investment company, the founder and president of ComCon International, and founder of Roselyne C. Swig Artsource (1978-94). Appointed by President Clinton, she is also a former Director of the U.S. Department of State Art in Embassies Program.
Cissie attended UCLA and UC Berkeley. She is the wife of the late Richard Lewis Swig and has four children and 12 grandchildren.
Cissie was married to her late husband, Richard Swig, for 47 years. She has a son Rick Swig, daughter and son-in-law Susan and Richard Watkins, daughter Marjorie Swig, and daughter and son-in-law Carol and George Sedlack.

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