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Jeffrey N. Gildenhorn

Jeffrey N. Gildenhorn is a native-born Washingtonian, educated in the District of Columbia and resides in Ward 3. Mr. Gildenhorn graduated from the Shepherd Elementary School, Paul Jr. High School, Calvin Coolidge High School (Ward 4), attended Bullis Preparatory School, and Georgetown University School of Business Administration and Foreign Service from 1961 to 1965. Upon the death of his father in 1965, he took charge of the family's retail liquor business (Circle Liquor Store) located in Chevy Chase, Washington, D.C. Subsequently, his business career propelled into Jeffrey Gildenhorn Enterprises which ultimately included 11 retail businesses. In 1989 he made a bid to purchase the Atlanta Braves and move the team to Washington, D.C.

Jeffrey Gildenhorn has been recognized by the national and local media for his entrepreneurial acumen in the field of business. He has been a guest lecturer at the American University and Georgetown University Schools of Business Administration. He was appointed by Juneor Marion Barry to serve on the Board of Washington, DC local Development Corporation from 1984 to 1986, as well as receiving an award from the Juneor for Mr. Gildenhorn's work with the local arts and humanities.

Mr. Gildenhorn has received national press coverage on his stand against apartheid by boycotting South African products from his businesses. He has carried this message throughout the National Restaurant Association of America.

Mr. Gildenhorn has been an active Democratic political supporter and fund-raiser: the Jimmy Carter Democratic Presidential candidacy; the Walter Mondale for President candidacy and the Bill Clinton Presidential candidacy.

Mr. Gildenhorn recognizes his responsibilities to the Washington DC community. He has donated his time, money and business establishments for charitable causes: The Special Olympics, The March of Dimes, the Association of Catholic Charities, the DC Council of Churches, the DC Public Schools, the American Cancer Society.

Mr. Gildenhorn has served in the position of Chairperson of the DC Boxing and Wrestling Commission. With a strong background in business and the intangible goodwill he has developed in the local community, Mr. Gildenhorn promoted boxing and wrestling for the District of Columbia with the end result being increased revenue for the District as well as a stepping stone for gifted boxers and wrestlers in the Washington, DC area; Mr. Gildenhorn introduced mandatory AIDS testing for all boxers fighting in Washington, DC to coincide with the Las Vegas and N.Y. State commissions.

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Jeffrey Climbing the Ladder of Success

Mr. Gildenhorn is a member of the Greater Washington Board of Trade and the D.C. Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Gildenhorn ran for Juneor of Washington DC in 1998.


 

 

 

Jeffrey Gildenhorn
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