We are grateful that over 17,000 North American donors have committed over $1 billion in legacy gifts through our collaboration with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s LIFE & LEGACY initiative. Locally through this endowment building effort of 507 donors have already committed a legacy gift to eleven partnering organizations that have shaped their lives. This is just the beginning of a community-wide effort to ensure a vibrant Jewish future in Sarasota-Manatee.Please join us!
The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee launched the LIFE & LEGACY program in partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation in 2017.
As of June 1, 2020, our community has secured 624 legacy gifts representing an estimated value of $18.9 million.
LIFE & LEGACY is a four–year partnership program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation that assists communities across North America, through partnerships with Jewish Federations and Foundations, to promote after-lifetime giving to benefit local 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.
In one way or another, your life is rooted in experiences connecting you to the Jewish community. Chances are you already support Jewish charitable organizations in Sarasota and Manatee counties, but have you included these organizations in your will or estate plan? By leaving a legacy, you can assure that the traditions and institutions that mean so much to you today will thrive in future generations.
By making a legacy commitment you can:
Convey your commitment to being Jewish
Express value instilled in you by your parents and grandparents
Perpetuate the Jewish traditions you cherish
Preserve the programs and organizations that support Jewish life in Sarasota-Manatee
All of us, regardless of age, wealth or affiliation, have the ability to leave a legacy. Your legacy gift of any size can be customized and structured to fit your dreams, lifestyle, family and financial needs. You can provide support for a particular organization or area of interest. Leaving a legacy is simple. Some options include:
To become a donor within the LIFE & LEGACY program all it is needed is to complete our LETTER OF INTENT form. This is your promise of a legacy gift to one or more local LIFE & LEGACY partners.
If you have formalized your original Letter of Intent by making the necessary legal arrangements:
Simply complete the LEGACY GIFT CONFIRMATION or contact Gisele Pintchuck at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
These Jewish organizations have made a commitment to work together to support the future of our community. Talk to any of them to learn more about ways you can support their programs and services for generations to come.
Tell a Friend about your legacy gift and encourage him/her to join you in securing the future of our Jewish community!
The Each One Reach One campaign has been created to inspire YOU, a legacy donor to reach out to at least one other potential legacy donor and magnify your impact!
By telling your story to a friend or anyone in your circle of relationships to invite that person to join you in making a legacy gift, you will provide organizations we all care about the financial security to continue into the next generation and beyond.
When each one of our legacy donors reaches one more person, everyone wins!
(as of October 15, 2021)
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