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Solomon Kal Rudman

Kal RudmanOccupation: Humanitarian; Philanthropist; Media Executive; Educator
Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 6, 1930

Education: 
Honorary PhD, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA (2006)
Honorary LHD, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA (2005)
Honorary LHD, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA (2003)
Honorary LHD, Holy Family University, Philadelphia, PA (2002)
Honorary HHD, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA (1970)
MS in Education, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (1957)
BS in Education, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (1951)

Career: 
Co-Founder, Kal and Lucille Rudman Foundation (1993-Present)
Publisher, Premier Record, Radio Trade, “Friday Morning Quarterback,” Cherry Hill, NJ (1968-Present)
Chairman, Department of Special Education, Franklin D. Roosevelt School, Bristol Township, Pennsylvania (1960-1968)
Color Announcer, World Wrestling Federation
R&B Editor/Columnist, Billboard Magazine
Special Education Teacher

Career Related: 
Co-Host, “The Merv Griffin Show” (1981-1982); Music Expert, “The Today Show” (1981-1982); Music Expert, “Tomorrow Show” (1981-1982); Board of Directors, Variety Club; Board of Directors, The Recording Academy; Board of Directors, Crime Commission, State of Pennsylvania; Board of Directors, Crime Commission, State of New Jersey; Board of Directors, Crime Commission, State of Delaware; Music Expert, “Tom Snyder TV Show”; Host, Mobile Science Programs, The Franklin Institute of Science Museum and Fels Planetarium; Host, Entertainment Shows, Philadelphia Senior Citizens; Host, Entertainment Shows, New Jersey Senior Citizens’ Homes; Host, Entertainment Shows, Children’s Hospitals; Host, Entertainment Shows, Veterans Affairs Hospitals; Co-Host, Talent Booker, Easter Seals Telethon; Creator, High School Jazz Piano Competition, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Eponym, Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute, Drexel University; Financial Supporter, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences; Founder, Media Center and Financial Digital TV Station, Temple University

Civic: 
Founder, Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Studies, Westphal College of Media Arts & Designs, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA (1974); Board of Directors, Philadelphia Broadcast Pioneers; Elected Vice President, Philadelphia Broadcast Pioneers; Sponsor, Carillon Bells, Avenue of the Arts Inc., Philadelphia, PA; Sponsor, TV Cameras, Temple University School of Communications; Sponsor, Alert Systems, Police Dog Cars, Philadelphia, PA; Sponsor, The Franklin Institute Travelling Science Show, Philadelphia Elementary Schools; Sponsor, First Annual Classical Piano High School Competition, Citizens’ Crime Commission, Chestnut Hill College; Sponsor, 100th Anniversary, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia; Sponsor, The Franklin Institute Time Capsule, Philadelphia, PA; Sponsor, Jewish Federation Atrium, Philadelphia, PA; Co-Sponsor, Purchase and Distribution of Dictionaries, Philadelphia Elementary School Pupils; Co-Sponsor, Robotics Competition, Philadelphia High Schools; Co-Sponsor, New Jersey United Cerebral Palsy Marathon Dance, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Active Co-Sponsor, Succeeding By Reading Program, Philadelphia Middle Schools; Co-Sponsor, Jewish Book Week, Avenue of the Arts Inc., Philadelphia, PA; Co-Sponsor, Newspapers in Education; Graduate, FBI Community Outreach; Sponsor, Time Box, Fire Department, Philadelphia, PA; Sponsor, Music Industry Conventions, Boulder, CO; Sponsor, Philadelphia Eagles Games, Philadelphia Police Department; Founder, Creche, Christmas at City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

Creative Works: 
Publisher, “Modern QB”; Producer, CDs of Advance Hits; Founder “Pro QB” Music Trade Magazine; Founder, Q-Beatl; Creator, 50 Billboards, Mothers in Charge

Achievements: 
Helping to create the Music Theater Department at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia; Creating the first Police Athletic League in Abington, PA, donating dogs, billboards, motorcycles and plaques; Being the first civilian to receive the Marshall Award from the Citizens Crime Commission; Establishing the Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Studies at the College of Media Arts and Design of Drexel University; Being named one of the major influences in the leisure and entertainment industry in the United States by Forbes; Funding scholarships to Olney High School graduates of the “Health Tech” career development program; Funding scholarships to more than 300 Philadelphia police officers to attend the Community College of Philadelphia; Sponsoring classes for individuals in need to become licensed nurses’ aides; Providing scholarships to high school students enrolled in special summer sessions at the University of the Arts; Purchasing books and gym uniforms for Universal Audenried Charter High School students; Funding thousands of smoke and fire detectors to be given free of charge to the city’s poorest residents; Funding new motorcycles for the police force, as well as for the training of narcotics dogs; Funding to build a lasting memorial to the firefighter victims of the city biggest conflagration, the Gulf refinery fire

Awards: 
Honoree, Marquis Who’s Who Humanitarian (2016); Honoree, Philanthropist of the Year (2007); Honoree, Person of the Year, Philadelphia Art Community College (1970); Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award, Philadelphia Music Conference; Recipient, Lifetime Music Achievement Award, Delaware Valley Music Poll; Recipient, Presidential Citation, Citizens Crime Commission; Recipient, Plaque on Walk of Fame, Avenue of the Arts Inc.; Recipient, Enforcement Award, United States Marine Corps; Recipient, Radio Milestone Award to Philadelphia Radio Legends, March of Dimes Foundation; Recipient, T. Seddon Duke Award; Recipient, Bennell Award; Recipient, Top Civilian Award, Philadelphia Fire Department; Recipient, Marshall Award, Citizens Crime Commission; Recipient, Award, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences; Recipient, Top Civilian Award, Citizens Crime Commission of Delaware Valley; Recipient, Top Award, Citizens Crime Commission, Philadelphia, PA; Honoree, Penndelphia Humanitarian of the Year; Honoree, Humanitarian of the Year, National Sunshine Federation; Honoree, Honorary Deputy Commissioner, Philadelphia Police Department; Honoree, Honorary Fire Commissioner; Honoree, Person of the Year, The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia; Honoree, Community Philanthropic of the Year; Honoree, Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame, Philadelphia, PA; Honoree, Hall of Fame, Klein College of Media and Communication, Temple University; Recipient, Golden Gavel Award, Community College of Philadelphia; Recipient, Scholarship, Hahnemann Medical School, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA; Recipient, Mini-Medical Scholarships, Hahnemann Medical School, Drexel University; Recipient, 15th-Year Scholarship, Olney High School; Recipient, 15th-Year Scholarship Program, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children; Recipient, College Communication Grant, Temple University; Recipient, College Communication Grant, Holy Family University; Recipient, College Communication Grant, Community College of Philadelphia

Memberships: 
Member, Board of Directors, Philadelphia Music Alliance; Member, Board of Directors, National Arthritis Foundation; Member, Board of Directors, Recording Academy; Grand Master, Freemasons; Honorary Deputy Police Commissioner, Police Athletic League of Philadelphia

Religion: 
Roman Catholic

Family: 
Son of Benjamin Rudman and Lena (Holtzman) Rudman
Married: Lucille Steinhauer (6/29/1958)
Children: Mitchell

Biography Sources: 
Who’s Who in Finance and Business – 2009-2010, 37th Edition (pub. 2009)
Who’s Who in Finance and Business – 2008-2009, 36th Edition (pub. 2007)
Who’s Who in Finance and Business – 2006-2007, 35th Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who In Finance and Industry – 2002-2003, 33rd Edition (pub. 2002)
Who’s Who In Finance and Industry – 2001-2002, 32nd Edition (pub. 2001)
Who’s Who In Finance and Industry – 2000-2001, 31st Edition (pub. 1999)
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Who’s Who in America – 2018, 71st Edition (pub. 2018)
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Who’s Who in America – 2015, 69th Edition (pub. 2014)
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Who’s Who in America – 1994, 48th Edition (pub. 1993)
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