Rabbi Maurice S. CorsonPresident Emeritus Since 1998 Rabbi Maurice S. Corson has been President Emeritus of The Wexner Foundation. A native Philadelphian, Rabbi Corson received a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Cincinnati. After a year of study in Israel at Yeshivat Keren B'Yavne he studied at the Jewish Theological Seminary where he received a M.H.L. and was ordained in 1960. Following ordination he was a Chaplain in the United States Army. He served as the Rabbi of Herzl Conservative Congregation in Seattle, Washington, Beth Judah Congregation in Ventnor, New Jersey and as the Senior Rabbi of Chizuk Emuna Congregation in Baltimore, Maryland. He became Director of Inter-religious and International Programs of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Philadelphia during the 1970's, responsible for widely acclaimed programs on behalf of Soviet Jewry. Rabbi Corson has been Adjunct Professor of Jewish Studies at Seattle Pacific College, Trinity Luther Seminary and Methodist Theological School in Ohio. Prior to becoming the Founding President of the Wexner Foundation, he was Director of Development for B'nai Brith International. Rabbi Corson was responsible for creating the initial programs of The Wexner Foundation including, the Wexner Graduate Fellowship Program, the Wexner Israel Fellowship Program and an Institutional Grants Program. He currently serves as President of the National Jewish Book Council, which annually sponsors Jewish Book Month, the National Jewish Book Awards and coordinates Jewish Book Fairs in more than 100 communities throughout the US and Canada. He has served on the Executive Committee of the National Hillel Center, and the American Pardes Foundation and is a member of the Board of the Koppelman Institute on American Jewish Israel Relations of the American Jewish Committee. Rabbi Corson and his wife, Ruth reside in New York City and Otis, MA. They are the parents of two daughters, Rishona and Aliza and currently grandparents of one granddaughter Maia Hanna.