In Memoriam, Seth Gelblum (1954-2016)
It is with deepest sadness that the board, staff and young clients of Lawyers For Children mourn the death of our dear friend and founding board member, Seth Gelblum.
Seth graduated from Wesleyan University and Georgetown University Law School. A partner at Loeb & Loeb LLP, Seth chaired the theater department, representing writers, producers, directors, performers and others involved in the theater, television, and film industries. Seth received numerous professional accolades throughout his life; most recently, he was a recipient of the 2016 Tony Honors for Excellence in Theater.
Alongside his dedication to his work, Seth was a loving and devoted husband, father, and friend. In addition, Seth held several charities close to his heart, and Lawyers For Children is proud to have been one of them, along with the Canavan Foundation and New Dramatists. As a founding member of our board of directors, Seth generously shared his deep wisdom, compassion, and constant optimism with us. His wise counsel has shaped the course of our history as an organization and has improved the lives of thousands of children in foster care. We will endeavor to live up to Seth’s legacy by sustaining his indomitable spirit and his passion for children’s rights.