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 made a legacy commitment in 2018. 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.

Elaine and Matthew Arnovitz

Jack and Maryann Bernstein

Elaine and Joe Bettman

Jean and Todd Bettman

Amy Bloom

Julie Bloom

Michael Bloom

Robert Bloom

Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz

Gloria H. Brackman

Dena Briskin

Larry and Cindy Burick

Kevin and Karen Bressler

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 and Jay Dritz

Irwin Dumtschin

Jacob Elder

Kathryn Elder

Ellen Faust

Howard Faust

Mitchell Faust

Sara Faust

Adam Feiner

Hyman B. Finegold

Carol Finley

Marni Flagel

Emily Fogel

Lorraine Fortner

Michael Freed

M.J. Freeman

Cathy Gardner

Daniel German

Dr. Heath Gilbert

Rachel Haug Gilbert

Ronald M. Gilbert

Shirlee Gilbert

Rabbi Joshua Ginsberg and Hazzan Jenna Greenberg

Juliet L. Glaser

Lois Goldberg

Catherine L. Goldberg and Rick L. Goldberg

Debby and Bob Goldenberg

Lynn and David Goldenberg

Rochelle and Michael Goldstein

Mark and Kathy Gordon

Carol Graff and Lee Schatzley

Judith Heller

Ralph E. and Sylvia Heyman

Gary Hochstein

Jane Hochstein

Steven and Linda Horenstein

Martin Jacobs and Martha Moody

Susie and Eddie Katz

Linda and Daniel Kramer and Family

Sarah Moore Leventhal

Ellen and Michael Leffak

Scott and Ann Liberman

Karen and Matthew Lindsay

Beverly A. Louis

Janice Maharam

Nochum Mangel

Dr. David and Mrs. Joan Marcus

Dr. and Mrs. Donald Marger

Helen R. and Steven R. Markman

Milton Nathan MD and Ritva Williamson

Ervin and Wendi Pavlofksy

Gary and Lisa Pavlofksy

Marlene and Terry Pinsky

Carole (z”l) and Bernie Rabinowitz

Andrea S. Raizen

Judge Walter H. Rice and Bonnie Beaman Rice

Rita Dushman Rich and Georgy Harry Rich

Fran Rickenbach

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

Thomas and Eleanore Shulman

Shay Shenefelt and Zeke Hellquisth

Janet Sherman and Marc Low

Micah and Sara Siegal

Jeff Stoller

Janese and Daniel Sweeny

Tim and Melissa Sweeny

Joel Vandersluis

Marci Vandersluis

Lawrence and Sheila Wagenfeld

Donald and Caryl W. Weckstein

Joseph O. Weinreich

Norman M. and Mary Rita Weissman

Gerald and Edna Willis

Ralph B. Williams and Diane Rubin Williams

Dr. and Mrs. Gary M. Youra

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.

Our Community Partners

Make your impact today through LIFE &LEGACY

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Upcoming Events

Sep 04

LIFE & LEGACY Training 3

September 4 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr
Centerville OH
Dec 22

LIFE & LEGACY Celebration

December 22 @ 10:10 am - 12:00 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr.
Centerville OH

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