Stuart Kurlander has a long history of involvement in the Jewish and GLBT communities. He is vice president for campaign and a member of the executive committee and the board of directors at the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, and a member of the board of trustees of the United Jewish Endowment Fund. Previously, he served as vice president for Israel and overseas; vice president at large; co-chair of the campaign’s Philanthropic Leadership Group; and co-chair of Operation Promise at JFGW. Kurlander is founder and chair of the Kurlander Program on Gay and Lesbian Outreach and Engagement at the District of Columbia Jewish Community Center, the first program of its type at a Jewish community center. He was national chair of the first United Jewish Communities LGBT Pride Mission to Israel, in 2005. Kurlander also serves as a member of the United Jewish Communities’ Financial Relations Committee, and as a board member of both the District of Columbia Jewish Community Center and the Washington, D.C., chapter of the American Jewish Committee. In 2008, he received the Judge Learned Hand Award from the AJC. He is also a Wexner Heritage program alumnus and a former member of the National Young Leadership Cabinet of UJC. Professionally, Kurlander is a Washington, D.C., partner, global co-chair of the Israel Practice Group and founding partner and former chair of the Washington, D.C., Health Care and Life Sciences Practice Group, as well as former global co-chair of the HLS Practice Group, of the international law firm Latham & Watkins.