Temple Sinai would like to congratulate member Stanley J. Cohn, who was recently elected as the 60th president of the Sugar Bowl. As President, Cohn will oversee the Sugar Bowl executive committee and work to ensure its mission of promoting tourism in New Orleans through the organization of amateur sporting events.
Cohn will serve as President from February 2017 to February 2018.
“Stanley has earned the honor of being elected Sugar Bowl President through his hard work and dedication to the Sugar Bowl,” says Judge Lance Africk, a current executive committee member and past president. “Stanley has always been committed to the mission of the Sugar Bowl.”
Cohn joined the Sugar Bowl committee in 1998. After several years he was elected to the executive committee, eventually serving one-year terms as Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, and President-Elect.
During his 19 years with the Sugar Bowl Cohn has worked to maintain the top-tier status of the non-profit’s Allstate Sugar Bowl game, and has been particularly dedicated to promoting local and regional student athletics.
In addition to his duties as President of the Sugar Bowl, Cohn works as an attorney in New Orleans. He has also served as the president of the Tulane Alumni Association, the Hebrew Rest Cemetery Association, the Lakeview Property Owners’ Association, and the New Orleans Bar Association.
Cohn continues a long tradition of Temple Sinai involvement in the Sugar Bowl. Two of the Sugar Bowl’s founding members, Joseph Dresner and Albert Wachenheim, Jr., were Temple Sinai congregants, and various congregation members have served as committee members, committee chairs, and presidents. Additionally, members of Temple Sinai also worked to develop the first Tulane Stadium, the original home of the Sugar Bowl game, orchestrate the game’s move to the Superdome, arrange contracts with the SEC, and televise the game in color for the first time.
Since its inaugural Tulane v. Temple football game in 1935, the Sugar Bowl has grown into an economic powerhouse, annually investing over $1.6 million into the community by hosting and sponsoring sporting events, awards, and clinics. The organization’s efforts support and honor more than 25,000 student-athletes each year, and have infused over $2.5 billion into the local economy in the last decade.