The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will celebrate Carl Rosenbaum, co-founder of Safe Foods, as the recipient of the 2021 Fribourgh Award. The James H. Fribourgh Award honors individuals who have made considerable contributions to the state of Arkansas through mathematics and science. This year’s reception will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at Chenal Country Club in Little Rock.
Jerry and Sherri Damerow, 2017 recipients of the Fribourgh Award, the Board of Safe Foods Corporation, and Arkansas Glass Container Corporation are serving as the event’s presenting sponsors. Jason Curry, pastor at The Church at Rock Creek will serve as the emcee for the ceremony.
Rosenbaum is chairman of the Board of Arkansas Glass Container Corp., a partner in Rosenbaum Brothers Partnership, and chairman of the Board of Safe Foods Corporation. He graduated from Castle Heights Military Academy and the University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in finance.
Rosenbaum has been a member of the Rotary Club of Little Rock since 1972. Previously, he was finance chairman for the Board of Rotary International and national advisor for the Permanent Fund, chairman of the Investment Advisory Group of Rotary International, consultant to the Fund Development Committee of The Rotary Foundation, and chairman of Rotary International Finance Committee.
He has held offices in numerous civic organizations, including Youth Home, YMCA, and Boy Scouts Council. He has also served on the Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and was past president of Community Concerts of Greater Little Rock. He has served on the board of directors of Regions Bank of Little Rock. Rosenbaum was chairman of the Board for the Governor’s Mental Health System Task Force, and he served the state as commissioner of the Arkansas Department of Economic Development for four years. He has served on the Sam Walton University of Arkansas Business School Dean’s Advisory Board and is past chairman of the Arkansas Department of Transportation Commission.
Proceeds will be used to create the Carl Rosenbaum Endowed Scholarship Fund that will help UA Little Rock attract and retain high-achieving, full-time undergraduate students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.