The Edna Silberman Humanitarian Service Award is one of Keystone Human Services’ highest honors. The award is presented annually to outstanding citizens who have made significant contributions to individuals, the community, and Keystone Human Services and have played a major role in making KHS’s vision real in the lives of others.
The award takes its name from Edna Silberman, a co-founder and long-time friend of Keystone Human Services. She worked tirelessly in support of individuals with mental illness and developmental disabilities. Edna served as the executive director of the Aurora Club, host of WGAL-TV’s Spotlight Series, and a Board member of the Children’s Play Room, Inc. She was active in Hadassah, Kesher Israel Sisterhood, and many other community organizations. In addition, she mentored many young people in the community movement and had a lasting influence on many people. She was a loving mother and wife, and a passionate friend to and advocate for people with disabilities. Edna passed away in 1993.