Today we’re shouting CONGRATULATIONS at the top of our lungs to Zelda Curtiss, one of GASP’s longtime board members who was recently honored as a Volunteer of the Year by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh.
“This honor likely came as no surprise to anyone who knows Zelda. She is a treasure,” GASP Executive Director Patrick Campbell said. “Her warmth, kindness, and energy are contagious, and we are so fortunate to have her as part of our team here at GASP.”
Here’s what the Jewish Community Center had to say about our Zelda:
The JCC is proud to honor Zelda Curtiss as a Volunteer of the Year. "Zelda is a servant-leader in the Center for Loving Kindness and AgeWell at the JCC," Rabbi Ron Symons said. "You can find her at the center of an UPstander project, deeply immersed in true dialogue with neighbors and/or helping neighbors understand the value of diverse community."
Zelda is a role model who describes herself as "absolutely supportive" of the JCC's mission in serving the community. Retired after 29 years as an attorney with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, she feels fortunate for the influences of her late mother, who never dwelled on the negative, and her late husband, Dr. Edward Curtiss, who as dean of admissions at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine appreciated the increasing diversity of the student body.
“We have a responsibility to help others, no matter your limitations,” she said.