Gary Jacob is executive vice president of Glenwood Management Corp., one of the city's largest owner/builders of luxury rental apartments. He is active in real estate industry planning and policy making. He serves as vice president of the Rent Stabilization Association and executive Vice President of the Associated Builders and Owners of New York. He is the co-chairman of the Housing Committee of the Real Estate Board of New York and is a member of the Board of Governors. He also serves on the M & T Bank's Mortgage Advisory Board.
A committed community service volunteer, Gary devotes much of his personal time serving as vice chairman of the Settlement Housing Fund Inc., a not-for-profit developer/manager of affordable housing in New York City. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation and is chairman of the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District. Gary is co-chair of the Lincoln Center Real Estate Construction Council.
Gary has been active in his fundraising efforts for causes benefiting the Jewish people and the state of Israel. He is New York chairman of Israel Bonds, a member of the Real Estate Division's Executive Committee of the UJA-Federation of New York and a supporter of the Anti-Defamation League. He has been a supporter of National Jewish Health for more than 40 years.
A magna cum laude graduate of Brown University, Gary also holds an MBA from Harvard University.
The Cathy and Gary Jacob Fund for the Research and Care of Patients with Autoimmune Diseases
Autoimmune diseases occur when the immune system begins attacking its own tissues. Several autoimmune diseases, including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis, afflict women anywhere from two to 10 times as often as they do males. National Jewish Health has been a leader in the research of immunology and autoimmune diseases for decades. Our researchers have made seminal discoveries that have advanced the field, and today, we are continuing our groundbreaking work. For instance, Philippa Marrack, PhD, and John Kappler, PhD, are world-renowned experts at National Jewish Health who are leading research to study T cells, which not only protect against infection but also drive autoimmune and allergic diseases, and potentially, could play a role in rejection of cancers.