Bill Berman Remembered in Quotes

Madge and Bill Berman at a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Berman Center for Performing Arts in 2009

“What you gave will not be forgotten. A shining example of kindness and generosity, sharing
your insight and inspiring us all. Thank you for the Berman Center for the Performing Arts, a beautiful legacy that we will cherish and honor. We remember you.”
— JCC/The Berman Center for the Performing Arts

 “The board and staff of the William Davidson Foundation mourn the loss of an exceptional man, Mandell ‘Bill’ Berman. He was a close and lifelong friend of both William Davidson and his sister, Dorothy Gerson, and he served as a director of Guardian Industries, the corporation formerly owned by Mr. Davidson. His leadership of the Mandell L. and Madeleine H. Berman Foundation has — and always will — inspire us. The Berman Foundation’s singular commitment to the research and study of the American Jewish community and support of Jewish education will serve as his enduring legacy. Our deepest sympathies are with his beloved wife, Madge, and his children, Ann and Jon, and their families.”
— William Davidson Foundation

“Words cannot possibly convey the impact Bill Berman had on our Jewish community or the untold thousands of lives he touched through his generosity, vision and passion for the Jewish people. Whenever he spoke, he conveyed how proud he was of our Detroit community. We, in turn, will never forget how proud we are of him. His profound legacy will continue to inspire Jewish people throughout the world for many generations to come.”
— Lawrence A. Wolfe, president, Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit

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