In January 2019, Adam Weitsman, a well-known Central New York businessman and philanthropist, made a generous donation to local Boys & Girls Clubs following the Syracuse Orange basketball team’s win over Duke.
Before the game, Adam posted a pledge on Facebook, promising he’d make a donation if Syracuse succeeded in the upset. In a statement to the Syracuse Post Standard, Adam said he decided to make the pledge after reading about a Syracuse recruit who learned to play basketball at the Boys & Girls Club in Rochester, NY. “A lot of these great players develop their skills at the Boys & Girls Club,” Weitsman said. “It’s something that’s near to my heart.” The donation totaled $175,000, with funds going to the Boys & Girls Clubs in Owego, Binghamton, Syracuse, and Endicott.
This isn’t the first time Adam has donated to the organization. His family has a long and intimate history with the Boys & Girls Clubs — his grandfather, Ben Weitsman, was a founding member of the Tioga Boys & Girls Club chapter in Owego, NY, which was founded in 1946. In a statement to Binghamtom Homepage, Executive Director Jamie Holliday stated, "It's a long history, a great history and we're just so excited that the Weitsman family and the club are still connected." Adam and his wife Kim have also made multiple donations through their restaurant The Krebs, which they renovated and transformed into a non-profit landmark for the local community.
Their donations have been used to improve facilities and fund youth programming such as athletic leagues, activity clubs, anti-bullying programs.
About Adam Weitsman
Adam Weitsman is an entrepreneur and philanthropist from Owego, NY. He is the founder and CEO of Upstate Shredding - Weitsman Recycling, and co-owns The Krebs with his wife Kim. Since reopening the restaurant in 2014, Adam and Kim have managed the establishment as a non-profit, donating to organizations in Upstate and Central New York. He currently lives in Skaneateles with his wife and children. Learn more about Adam on Crunchbase, or follow Adam on Facebook, Twitter (@AdamWeitsman), or LinkedIn.