Joel Herzig was a talented musician and real estate professional who had a profound impact on those fortunate enough to know him. He was an adored husband, a devoted family member, a reliable friend, and a mentor in both his personal and professional life.
From his undergraduate days as a music major at George Washington University, to playing in bands in Washington DC and New York City, to building an impressive career in real estate development, Joel had the remarkable ability to connect with people from all walks of life. His laid-back manner and quirky sense of humor instantly put people at ease. Yet Joel was also courageous, with the strength of character to pursue his dreams and forge his own path.
Joel had clear, ambitious goals for the future, but these goals were not more important than taking care of those closest to him. Always thinking of ways to help others, he brought so much joy to his family and friends simply by being himself.
Joel’s wife Elizabeth established the Joel Herzig Scholarship for Aspiring Musicians as a way to honor Joel’s memory and his legacy of generosity. The scholarship aims to sponsor a young musician with financial need to attend music camp in the summer, thus giving them an opportunity they may not have otherwise.
Make a Gift to The Joel Herzig Scholarship Fund for Aspiring Musicians
Donate by Mail: Please make checks payable to the Brooklyn Community Foundation – note The Joel Herzig Scholarship Fund for Aspiring Musicians in the memo section of the check.