Harry Townsend Kaufmann Performing Arts Award
An annual award is made to commemorate Harry Kaufmann, a member of the Haddonfield Civic Association and president from 1971 to 1973. Mr. Kaufmann was a long-time Haddonfield resident and enthusiastic amateur in the world of the performing arts. As an employee of the Philadelphia Inter-State Dairy Council, he illustrated children’s books and sang and played his way through an educational radio program. He wrote, composed and directed a musical commemorating his beloved hometown, “Kings’ Road”, winning a Freedom Foundation Award. As importantly, however, he was committed to assisting those around him, not looking for recognition and thanks, just looking to help. Accordingly, this award seeks to recognize a HMHS senior who exemplifies his twin passions of civic engagement and participation in the performing arts.