Arthur Gutterman of Highland Park, Illinois, and Boca Raton, Florida, has maintained a longstanding commitment to Israel and is engaged in Jewish communal life and myriad charitable causes. He is an Associate Governor and Benefactor of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and has helped to propel the mission of American Friends of The Hebrew University as a member of its national board. Arthur established the Emalie Gutterman Endowed Fund for Medical Research at The Hebrew University in memory of his beloved wife Emalie (z”l), who shared his support for higher education and pioneering research. In 2010, Arthur and his family visited The Hebrew University for the dedication of a Trustee’s plaque in Emalie’s memory.
A successful entrepreneur, Arthur Gutterman is the chairman of Jelmar, Inc., a Chicago-based manufacturer of household cleaning products. Innovative in his career, he has been instrumental in creating, developing and introducing new consumer products to the retail market through drug chains, super markets, hardware, and mass merchants.
Deeply attuned to the importance of providing students with educational opportunity at the highest levels, Arthur and Emalie established the Arthur and Emalie Endowed Scholarship at Roosevelt University in Chicago, where Arthur earned his Bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Marketing. Arthur created the Gutterman Family Exemplary Holocaust Educators Award at Florida Atlantic University. Among the many charities he supports are the Salvation Army, the Greater Chicago Food Depository, the American Transplant Association, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Boca Raton Regional Hospital.
Arthur Gutterman is the father of Alison Gutterman, president of Jelmar, Inc. and an AFHU Leader of Distinction honoree, and Jamie Gutterman Dann. He is the proud grandfather of four.