NCCJ to honor Kranzberg, Kalish

Kenneth S. Kranzberg, the Chairman at TricorBraun, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from NCCJ (National Conference for Community and Justice of Metropolitan St. Louis) for his leadership for diversity and inclusion in St. Louis at the organization’s 72nd Brotherhood Sisterhood Awards.

Since 1930, NCCJ St. Louis has been dedicated to advocacy and serious education that bridges differences, whether based on race, religion, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, and ability status, among others. 

The Brotherhood Sisterhood Awards Celebration will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, at The Caramel Room at Bissinger’s in downtown St. Louis. The evening serves as a fundraiser to support the educational programs of NCCJ St. Louis, including its Anytown Youth Leadership Institute for high school students, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

Among the five other community leaders who will be honored with a Brotherhood Sisterhood Award for “blazing a trail for inclusion, justice, and equity” is Karen Kalish. The founder of Cultural Leadership and Home Works!, a teacher’s home visit program, Kalish is receiving the Serial Social Entrepreneur Award.

Individual tickets are $150 a person. To register for the dinner and learn more about NCCJ’s programs, go to