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LIFE & LEGACY Program


LIFE & LEGACY is a 4-year partnership program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) that assists communities across North America, through partnerships with Jewish Federations and Foundations, to promote after-lifetime giving to benefit Jewish day schools, synagogues, social service organizations and other Jewish entities. Through training, support and monetary incentives, LIFE & LEGACY motivates Jewish organizations to secure legacy gifts, steward donors and integrate legacy giving into the philanthropic culture of the Jewish community.

LIFE & LEGACY is a partnership of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation  (HGF) and the Jewish Foundation of Greater Dayton that promotes  after-lifetime giving to benefit the Dayton Jewish community. Through  training support, and monetary incentives LIFE & LEGACY motivates  Jewish organizations to integrate legacy giving into their philanthropic  culture in order to assure Jewish tomorrows.

We would like to sincerely thank each and every LIFE & LEGACY donor who has made a legacy commitment. As a community, we received 232 Letters of Intent. These letters represent the true depth of caring and generosity in our community. Thank you for your support.

Professional Advisory Group

The Jewish Foundation of Greater Dayton is excited to announce the Professional Advisory Group. This group allows area professional advisors the opportunity to collaborate with the Jewish Foundation to help our community members make informed decisions about charitable giving.

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Our Community Partners

Make your impact today through LIFE &LEGACY

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Jewish Observer

New gene therapy trial in Dayton offers hope for children with Canavan

Parents’ tenacity moves mountains to improve children’s quality of life By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer In an operating room at Dayton Children’s Hospital on April 8, 4-year-old Benny Landsman of Brooklyn, N.Y. received the first new clinical trial of an FDA-approved gene therapy for Canavan disease. Neurosurgeon Dr. The post New gene therapy trial in Dayton offers hope for children with Canavan appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Keeping our community connected for a quarter century

By Marshall Weiss, Editor and Publisher, The Dayton Jewish Observer When the Jewish Federation hired me in January 1996 to start a Jewish newspaper for the Dayton area — with the first issue out in time for Passover — two widely-cited industry figures weighed heavily on me: nine out of The post Keeping our community connected for a quarter century appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Virtual tour, discussion of Americans and the Holocaust exhibit

In November 1938, following Nazi Germany’s Kristallnacht attacks on Jews, their property, businesses, and synagogues, a Gallup poll asked Americans if they approved or disapproved of the Nazi treatment of Jews in Germany. Ninety-four percent disapproved, six percent approved. When asked, “Should we allow a larger number of Jewish exiles The post Virtual tour, discussion of Americans and the Holocaust exhibit appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

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