Princeton, New Jersey was selected, along with six other communities across the country, to participate in the first cohort of LIFE & LEGACY. The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Mercer served as the administrator of the local program, providing an infrastructure, training and education, proven tools, clear deliverables, and ongoing support. This infrastructure set up the participating Jewish organizations for success by holding them accountable and by offering an experienced fundraising professional, the LIFE & LEGACY Coach, as a constant source of guidance, strategy, feedback and motivation.
During this first phase of LIFE & LEGACY, 16 local Jewish organizations signed on to serve as “Partners” in the program. They represent synagogues of different Judaic denominations, agencies and educational institutions.