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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

International exhibit with Tel Aviv premiere launched via Dayton

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer The photography and written narratives of 31 Jews, Christians, and Muslims from the United States, Hungary, and Israel ranging in ages from high school students to lifelong learners were featured on exhibit as part of Photo Is:rael’s 2021 International Photography Festival in Tel The post International exhibit with Tel Aviv premiere launched via Dayton appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Mazel Tov!

With Bark Mitzvah Boy, The Dayton Jewish Observer Abigail Zied, a sophomore at Kent State University from Springboro, has received the Marion C. and William B. Risman Family Scholarship in Jewish Studies. Abigail majors in psychology with a concentration in child psychology and minors in Jewish studies and human development The post Mazel Tov! appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

By Rabbi Shmuel Klatzkin, Chabad of Greater Dayton Kentucky native Wendell Berry writes of the genius of the life of the community. He grounded his novels, poems, and essays in the values of the farming community into which he was born. In an essay written more than three decades ago, The post The necessity of community appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

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