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 & Matthew Arnovitz

Jack & Maryann Bernstein

Elaine & Joe Bettman

Jean & Todd Bettman

Amy Bloom

Julie Bloom

Michael Bloom

Robert Bloom

Lisa Blum

Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz

Gloria H. Brackman*

Kevin & Karen Bressler

Dena Briskin

Larry & Cindy Burick

Bea Burke

Patty and Michael Caruso & Family

Rabbi Judy Chessin

Eva Clair

Nancy Cohen

Richard Cohen

Katherine Cooper

Ted M. Cooper

Betty B. Crouse

Mary Anne Robinson Davis

Debbie DiSalvo

Melinda Doner

Michele & 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 I. Freed

M.J. Freeman*

Marc and Laurie Friedman

Cathy Gardner

Daniel German

Dr. Heath Gilbert

Rachel Haug Gilbert

Ronald M. Gilbert

Shirlee Gilbert

Rabbi Joshua Ginsberg & Hazzan Jenna


Daniel Glaser

Juliet L. Glaser

Lois Goldberg

Catherine L. Goldberg & Rick L. Goldberg

Debby & Bob Goldenberg

Lynn & David Goldenberg

Rochelle & Michael Goldstein

Mark & Kathy Gordon

Carol Graff & Lee Schatzley*

Judith A. Grampp

Alan Halpern

Judith Heller

Ralph E. & Sylvia Heyman

Gary Hochstein

Jane Hochstein

Steven & Linda Horenstein

Martin Jacobs & Martha Moody

Dr. Mike Jaffe

C. David and Susan Joffe

Susie & Eddie Katz

Miller Kottler-Simon*

Linda & Daniel Kramer & Family

Robert Lawner

Sarah Moore Leventhal

Ellen & Michael Leffak

Scott & Ann Liberman

Karen & Matthew Lindsay

Beverly A. Louis

Jan Maharam

Nochum Mangel

Dr. David & Mrs. Joan Marcus

Dr. & Mrs. Donald Marger

Helen R. & Steven R. Markman

Milton Nathan MD & Ritva Williamson

Ronald Nelson

Sue Nelson

Ervin & Wendi Pavlofksy

Gary & Lisa Pavlofksy

Marlene & Terry Pinsky

Robert Posner

Carole* (z”l) & Bernie Rabinowitz

Andrea S. Raizen

Judge Walter H. Rice & Bonnie Beaman Rice

Rita Dushman Rich & Georgy Harry Rich

Fran Rickenbach

David C. Rittner

Marshall D. Ruchman

Alice & Burton Saidel

Patricia D. Saphire*

Richard B. Saphire

Lee Schear

Patti Schear

Andrew & Pamela Schwartz

Andrew G. Schwartz

Ira Segalewitz

Felice & Mike Shane

Shay Shenefelt Hellquisth & Zeke Hellquisth

Janet Sherman & Marc Low

Micah & Sara Siegal

Edward & Amy Sperber

Jeff Stoller

Janese & Daniel Sweeny

Tim & Melissa Sweeny

Larry Tomchin*

Joel Vandersluis

Marci Vandersluis

Lawrence & Sheila Wagenfeld

Donald & Caryl W. Weckstein

Joseph O. Weinreich*

Norman M. & Mary Rita Weissman

Gerald & Edna Willis

Ralph B. Williams & Diane Rubin Williams

Joan and Peter Wells

Dr. & Mrs. Gary M. Youra

Private Donor (21)

* 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

Jan 07

LIFE & LEGACY Year 3 Training

7 January 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr.
Centerville OH

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