2017 Outstanding Young Alumni– Max Rubenstein


Max Rubenstein OYAMax Rubenstein, founder of Game Givers, will be presented with the prestigious Outstanding Young Alumni Award by Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) for his accomplishments and community service since attending HOBY’s leadership programs. This honor will be awarded during HOBY’s annual Albert Schweitzer Leadership Awards Gala on May 31 in New York City.

HOBY’s Outstanding Young Alumni award recognizes and honors alumni ages 25 and younger for their outstanding accomplishments and service. This year, Rubenstein (HOBY Georgia Northwest seminar, 2016), will receive the award along with Annie Dempsey (HOBY Georgia seminar, 2014), founder of the Miss Amazing Georgia Pageant.

“I have attended many leadership conferences, but for me HOBY was about the kids and network of people who, like me, wanted to lead,” said Rubenstein. “I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend HOBY.”

Max, currently a junior at the Galloway School, serves as the President and Founder of Game Givers. Game Givers is a nonprofit organization founded to provide games and a positive experience to ill children with extended hospital stays. Max leverages the video game club at his high school to raise funds by hosting video game tournaments for local students. To date, Max has raised more than 100,000 dollars for the nonprofit.

“Max is a true inspiration to us all,” said HOBY President and CEO Javier LaFinaza. “He embodies and displays the characteristics that HOBY works to instill in the leaders of tomorrow.”

The HOBY Outstanding Young Alumni Award was created to recognize and honor HOBY alumni, ages 25 and under, for their accomplishments and service. The winners of the award have distinguished themselves as leaders among their peers and in their communities. They have served in their schools, neighborhoods, and communities and have made a significant difference in the lives of others.



HOBY is proud to present our New York Albert Schweitzer Leadership Awards at the New York Athletic Club in New York City on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Join us as we celebrate HOBY’s 59 years of developing young leaders and honor: Heather Bresch, CEO of Mylan, His Excellency Ambassador T. Hamid al-Bayati, former Ambassador from Iraq to the United Nations, and Sima Delafraz, First Quality Healthcare, with our Albert Schweitzer Award, along with seven outstanding alumni.

About HOBY 

For 59 years, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) has helped to cultivate tomorrow’s leaders by inspiring a global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation. HOBY programs annually provide more than 12,000 local and international high school students the opportunity to participate in unique leadership training, service learning, and motivation-building experiences. HOBY also provides adults the opportunity to make a significant impact on the lives of youth by volunteering, and today more than 4,000 volunteers annually and over 445,000 alumni proudly make up the HOBY family. For further information on HOBY visit www.hoby.org. “Like” Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HOBY and follow the organization on Twitter via @HOBY.


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