Life & Legacy Update

Three years ago the Jewish Foundation of Broward County embarked on a mission to enter into a 4 year partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation called LIFE & LEGACY. The program’s goal is to promote after-lifetime giving to build endowments that will sustain valued organizations and vibrant Jewish communities for the next generation and beyond.

The LIFE & LEGACY program does more than encourage Jewish communities to have legacy conversations with their most loyal donors- it provides the structure, training, mentoring and monetary incentives to ensure a Jewish community’s success in integrating legacy giving into its philanthropic culture. LIFE & LEGACY is a community-building enterprise that emphasizes collaboration and works to create a united and strong Jewish community for future generations.

A legacy gift stands as a testament to your values and allows your impact to continue beyond your lifetime. You can join the many people in our community who have left a gift to charity in their will or through a retirement plan or life insurance policy. These legacy gifts directly benefit the organizations you specify. Unlike traditional charitable donations, a legacy gift requires no check-writing today. You create a meaningful gift that only gets paid out in the future, yet you are celebrated and receive all the Kavod — all the honor — today, without reducing any of the funds available to you during your lifetime.

As of July 12, 2021, the LIFE & LEGACY initiative has 532 donors representing over $42 million in after-life-time gifts. Broward County Partners Participating in LIFE & LEGACY initiative includes: B’nai Aviv, Brauser Maimonides Academy, David Posnack Jewish Community Center, Holocaust Documentation Center, Jewish Federation of Broward County, Lubavitch Hebrew Academy, Temple Bat Yam, Temple Beth Emet, Temple Beth Torah Sha’aray Tzedek, Temple Dor Dorim, Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El, Young Israel Hollywood

Contact any of the LIFE & LEGACY partners to learn more or Judy Levenson Director of LIFE & LEGACY for Broward County or 954-660-2076