Author Jack Mayer Visits the Southern Cayuga Anne Frank Tree Site
The Southern Cayuga Anne Frank Tree Project was proud to welcome author Jack Mayer to Southern Cayuga. Dr. Mayer was the keynote speaker at our Annual Difference Makers’ Dinner which took place on May 5th, 2017. Difference Maker Awards were presented to Jesse Platt and Dick and Cathy Burns.
Jack Mayer is a pediatrician and a writer. Dr. Mayer was a National Cancer Institute Fellow at Columbia University researching the molecular biology of childhood cancer. He is the author of the award-winning non-fiction Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project, which tells the story of a Polish Catholic social worker who organized a rescue network of fellow social workers to save 2,500 Jewish children from certain death in the Warsaw ghetto.
In addition to giving an inspirational speech at the Annual Difference Makers’ Dinner, Dr. Mayer lectured to Southern Cayuga School District students. Dr. Mayer also had the chance to tour the SCCS Anne Frank Tree Site. We were honored to host his visit to Southern Cayuga.