Beatrice Fox Auerbach was a remarkable person. The grandchild of German-Jewish immigrants, she became president of her family’s department store, G. Fox & Company, in 1938. Over the next 25 years, Auerbach expanded and modernized Hartford’s famous department store into a model for customer service and employee satisfaction. She traveled the world, befriended Eleanor Roosevelt, and on her passing was hailed as “Hartford’s leading citizen.” In this presentation in honor of Jewish American History Month, you’ll learn about Auerbach’s early life, her devotion to her family and the family business, and how her legacy lives on in the charitable work of the Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation.

This event will be held in person at the Mandell JCC, and will also have a Zoom option. Your sign-up confirmation email will contain the link.

Presented by the Connecticut Historical Society in partnership with the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford