A program conceived by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and implemented locally by our Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Mercer. This collaborative effort is made up of area synagogues, agencies and other organizations to promote after-lifetime giving to sustain local Jewish institutions and our overall vibrant Jewish community.
Following the conclusion of the initial four-year program, funded primarily by the Grinspoon Foundation, there was great enthusiasm among Partner organizations to continue LIFE & LEGACY. 15 Partners just concluded participation in Year 5. To date, 603 Promises (legacy commitments) have been received. These commitments are valued at an estimated $32 million in future gifts to our local Jewish institutions. Nearly 25 percent of all legacy donors have made a Promise to more than one Partner organization, reinforcing the value of this community-wide effort.
Creating your own Jewish legacy empowers you to further the work of your heart and to enjoy the peace of mind that it brings. By making a Promise to a LIFE & LEGACY Partner organization, you can:
- Perpetuate the Jewish traditions and values you cherish
- Preserve the programs and institutions that support Jewish life in our Greater Mercer area and around the world
- Plan for your family’s philanthropic interests and enjoy tax advantages
Through your Promise, you will be remembered and your work and Jewish values will continue beyond your lifetime.