Price Chopper's Golubs Honored at Housewares Show
Price Chopper’s director of in-store marketing programs Jane Golub and executive chairman of the board Neil Golub were honored with the Lifetime Philanthropy Award at the 15th Annual Housewares Charity Foundation Gala, held in conjunction with the International Home + Housewares Show at the Hilton Chicago.
The Golubs were praised for their active involvement with their ‘Family in Business.’ With 128 stores located in six states (New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Vermont), the American-owned, family-managed Price Chopper Supermarkets prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service and cooperative employee relations.
The two are the only supermarket executives to ever be honored by the organization.
In its announcement, the Housewares Foundation cited the Golubs’ commitment to their communities: “Together, the Golubs have dedicated their efforts to support causes that inspire positive change and instill hope. For more than two decades, they have served as regional chairs for the Special Olympics and played a pivotal role in underwriting the Wildwood School and The Center for Disability Services, both of which provide support and assistance to the mentally and physically challenged. Their other philanthropic endeavors include annual support of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, endowment of the Neil and Jane Golub Breast Care Center at Ellis Hospital/Bellevue Campus and co-chairing Ellis Hospital’s Health Care System’s Fund Campaign.”
In addition, Neil Golub’s chairmanship of the board of Paul Newman’s Double H Hole in the Woods Ranch, Adirondacks, N.Y. and his service as the local co-host of the annual Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon and national VP for the Muscular Dystrophy Association for nearly 30 years was cited. Jane Golub’s service as a longtime spokesperson for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was also highlighted.
This year, the Housewares Charity Foundation Gala raised $2 million which benefited The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), IIT Institute of Design, The Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center of Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the James Beard Foundation.
The Housewares Charity Foundation helps unite and promote the philanthropic efforts of the housewares industry in a collaborative effort among industry manufacturers, retailers and allied industry partners.
Schenectady, N.Y.-based Golub Corporation owns and operates 128 Price Chopper grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.