Our family’s philanthropy is deeply rooted in our Jewish values: caring about the needs of those in our community, helping others as we have been helped, and making sure that our traditions and heritage are standing and thriving for the next generation. Scott grew up in a divorced home with a single working mother and I, with two hard working parents. Our synagogue and Jewish Community Centers were main points of support in our lives and we both benefitted from their support in our youth. We have chosen to make Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County, The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Mercer (Lawrenceville) and Beth Chaim Synagogue of West Windsor the focus of our Life & Legacy bequests. They are compassionate, effective and innovative organizations that meet a real need in the community and strengthen Jewish families and individuals. We have seen their work firsthand and believe that our gifts will be used for the benefit of those in need. These organizations have strong leadership and are good stewards of the funds they receive, which was important to us as we sought to leave a legacy and know that our gift would be used to help improve lives in our area and do our small part to make the world a better place.
Scott & Jeri Schaefer, Grant & Lyndsay Schaefer