Jeffrey Stone, honored by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) with its Human Rights Medallion for his pro bono leadership and contributions, asserted that the award "is more about the AJC than me" because of the organization's support for "values of tolerance, acceptance, protection of minority interests. It means a lot to me to be associated with those kinds of values." He added that the AJC believes "a society that protects its weakest members is a stronger, healthier, more vibrant society." Peter Sacripanti praised Mr. Stone's pro bono work, saying: "He leads by example. He's quite serious about our obligation as a profession to give back to our communities in a variety of ways."