ORT America at 100 100 Years of Impact Stories

David Hermelin – A Lifetime of Leadership

An internationally-recognized diplomat, businessman, philanthropist and devoted ORT leader, David Hermelin worked tirelessly for our organization for half a century. He served as President of the American ORT Foundation (AOF, now known as ORT America) for a remarkable four terms, and later as President of World ORT, the second American to serve in this role, until his appointment as U.S. Ambassador to Norway in 1993.


National “ORT Day” Sweeps Across Country with a Multitude of Events

It would seem impossible, on the basis of the magnificent performance in recent years, to imagine that ORT Day would grow to new, spectacular heights. Yet, ORT Day 1959, in early March surpassed all previous records in public attention, newspaper coverage, and organizational activities.