Inspiring Future Generations
Gene was incredibly proud of his family. He took great pride in seeing his daughters, and now his grandchildren, set their own example of being good to others, being good to the community, of taking part in Jewish life and taking care of one another. When it came to Gene’s vision for the future, he knew that his family would continue to express his commitment to tzedakah and embrace the great responsibility of sharing success for the benefit of others, especially for those here in Detroit and in Michigan.
From Generation to Generation (from right) Eugene Applebaum, Lisa Applebaum, Marcia Applebaum and Pamela Applebaum.
An Indelible Imprint
Gene was proud that his philanthropy helped to strengthen his community first and foremost, and made a difference in the areas of medical research and health care, education and in the cultural arts.
“With hard work, integrity and a big heart, you can achieve so much,” Gene once said. “Yet even more, be so fulfilled. My parents were great role models and taught me this. Marcia and I have tried to do the same, and I know my family will carry this forward.”