September 29, 2015
Honoring Steve Korman at the 25th Celebration
Steve became involved with MANNA more than 15 years ago after recovering from a painful virus of the mouth. The pain made it impossible to eat or drink and Steve lost weight quickly. His agony and frustration mounted as no one could diagnose his problem or provide a solution, even after multiple medical appointments. Then a dentist and friend of the family heard about Steve’s symptoms. He immediately knew exactly what was wrong and prescribed a medication that quickly healed Steve, allowing him to return to a healthy weight.
When Steve tells this story, he says he bargained with God during that painful week, vowing to do more good if he got better. Steve lived up to that bargain and showed up here at MANNA the very next week with a generous contribution. MANNA focused solely on helping people with HIV/AIDS back then, and Steve knew that people dying from AIDS had many complications, including difficulty eating. Now, 15 years later, Steve and his family are an integral part of MANNA: we are the Steven Korman Nutrition Center and Steve is the Chair of our Advisory Board.
Steve is the Founder of Korman Communities, Inc. He has spent the past 50 years in the real estate industry specializing in revolutionizing the multi-family sector. Steve is also a Partner of The Korman Co. of Trevose, PA, one of the largest owners and managers of residential, commercial, and industrial real estate in The Greater Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. Steve has been responsible for all aspects of the multi-family portfolio over this time, developing and marketing the KormanSuites brand name throughout the region.
Mr. Korman is active in charitable and community affairs, having served on the Board of Trustees of Drexel University, the Bannett Transplant Institute, and the Multi-family Housing Council. He was president of The Technion Institute and was Co-Chairman of the American Poetry Review. Mr. Korman was Chairman of the Duke University Library Advisory Board for 8 years and Chairman of PhilaPride. Mr Korman has been Chairman of the Advisory Board of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Temple University for the past 12 years. Mr. Korman has been Chairman of the Advisory Board for MANNA for the past 10 years and was past vice President of the Board for JYC. Mr. Korman is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Pennsylvania and New York.
MANNA would not be the organization we are today without Steve and his generosity. He is truly passionate about our work and enthusiastically gives his time, expertise, and funds to ensure that more and more sick people have access to food as medicine! We are proud to celebrate and honor Steve Korman throughout MANNA’s 25th Anniversary Celebration.