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.

Beth Adelman

Lori Appel

Elaine and Matthew Arnovitz

Maryann and Jack Bernstein

Elaine and Joe Bettman

Jean and Todd Bettman

Amy Bloom

Julie Bloom

Michael Bloom

Robert Bloom

Lisa Blum

Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz

Gloria H. Brackman*

Karen and Kevin Bressler

Dena Briskin

Cindy and Larry Burick

Bea Burke

Patty and Michael Caruso and Family

Rabbi Judy Chessin

Eva Clair

Nancy Cohen

Richard Cohen

Katherine Cooper

Ted M. Cooper

Marcia S. Cox

Betty B. Crouse

Mary Anne Robinson Davis

Debbie DiSalvo

Bill Doner

Melinda Doner

Michele and Jay Dritz

Irwin Dumtschin

Jacob Elder

Kathryn Elder

Dottie Engelhardt

Ellen Faust

Howard Faust

Mitchell Faust

Sara Faust

Adam Feiner

Robert K. Feist*

Hyman B. Finegold

Carol Finley

Marni Flagel

Emily Fogel

Lorraine Fortner

Michael Freed

M.J. Freeman*

Laurie and Marc Friedman

Cathy Gardner

Felix Garfunkel

Daniel German

Dr. Heath Gilbert

Marc Gilbert and

Annette Nathan

Rachel Haug Gilbert

Ronald M. Gilbert

Shirlee Gilbert

Rabbi Joshua Ginsberg and Hazzan Jenna Greenberg

Daniel Glaser

Juliet L. Glaser

Larry Glickler

Lois Goldberg

Catherine L. Goldberg and Rick L. Goldberg

Debby and Bob Goldenberg

Lynn and David Goldenberg

Rochelle and Michael Goldstein

Stephanie and Ben Goodstein

Kathy and Mark Gordon

Carol Graff and Lee Schatzley*

Judith A. Grampp

Barb Gronefeld

Lois J. Gross

Alan Halpern

Judith Heller

Shay and Zeke Hellquisth

Sylvia and Ralph E. Heyman

Jeanne and James Hochman

Clara Hochstein

Gary Hochstein

Jane Hochstein

Steven and Linda Horenstein

Martha Moody and Martin Jacobs

Karen G. Jaffe

Mike Jaffe

C. David and Susan Joffe

Susie and Eddie Katz

Judie V. Kell and William H. Kell Jr.

Millie Kottler-Simon*

Linda and Daniel Kramer and Family

Robert Lawner

Ellen and Michael Leffak

Sarah Moore Leventhal

Ann and Scott Liberman

Karen and Matthew Lindsay

David London

Beverly A. Louis

Jan Maharam

Nochum Mangel

Dr. David and Mrs. Joan Marcus

Dr. and Mrs. Donald Marger

Helen R. and Steven R. Markman

Ritva and Milton Nathan MD Williamson

Gayle and Irvin Moscowitz

Ron Nelson

Sue Nelson

Wendi and Ervin Pavlofksy

Lisa and Gary Pavlofksy

Marlene Pinsky

Terry Pinsky

Robert Posner

Carole* (z”l) and Bernie Rabinowitz

Andrea S. Raizen

Bonnie Beaman Rice and Judge Walter H. Rice

Rita Dushman Rich and

Georgy Harry Rich

Fran Rickenbach

David C. Rittner

Henoch and Sarah Rosenfeld

Sam, Michael and Caroline Rosengarten

Marshall D. Ruchman

Alice and Burton Saidel

Patricia D. Saphire*

Richard B. Saphire

Lee Schear

Patti Schear

Andrew and Pamela Schwartz

Ira Segalewitz

Felice and Mike* Shane

Janet Sherman and Marc Low

Thomas W. and Eleanore A. Shulman

Sara and Micah Siegal

Carrie and Marc Siegel

Levi Simon

Jeff Stoller

Janese and Daniel Sweeny

Melissa and Tim Sweeny

Jeffrey Thau

Rina Thau

Lawrence Tomchin*

Joel Vandersluis

Marci Vandersluis

Sheila and Lawrence Wagenfeld

Caryl W. and Donald Weckstein

Joseph O. Weinreich*

Emalee Weisman*

Mary Rita and Norman M. Weissman

Joan and Peter Wells

Edna and Gerald Willis

Diane Rubin Williams and Ralph B. Williams

Dr. and Mrs. Gary M. Youra

Private Donor (23)

* Denotes of Blessed Memory

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.

For more information please click here.

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Upcoming Events

Feb 11

LIFE & LEGACY Joint Author Event

11 February 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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