JFCS’ Life & Legacy
Jewish Family & Child Service is proud to be one of the ten organizations selected in Oregon and SW Washington to participate in LIFE & LEGACY, a partnership of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation. The program promotes after-lifetime giving to benefit and build endowments for local Jewish day schools, synagogues, social service agencies, and other Jewish entities.
What is LIFE & LEGACY™?
An endowment program, LIFE & LEGACY promotes after-lifetime giving, including to Jewish Family & Child Service in order to sustain this valued organization that assists thousands every year and maintain its vibrancy. An endowment in place means JFCS receive a steady stream of cash flow, thus putting less stress on perennial challenges like shoring up annual operating budgets.
Why leave a Legacy gift?
You help ensure JFCS’ values, services and provision of stability and hope to our clients – long into the future. In fact, you may already support JFCS, but have you considered including our agency in your will or estate plan? By leaving a legacy, you help ensure that our 75-year-old organization that means so much to you now will exist well into the future, for future generations.
How do I participate, to help secure JFCS’ strong future?
We all have the ability to leave a legacy. Your legacy gift can be customized and structured to fit your lifestyle, family and financial interests. You can provide support for Jewish Family & Child Service in any area of interest. Leaving a Legacy is simple.
Some Options Include:
- Bequest in a will
- Gift of life insurance
- Gift of IRA, 401(k), or pension funds
- Charitable Gift Annuity
- Charitable Remainder Trust
What are my next steps?
1.Reflect on your Jewish passions and JFCS’ importance to Portland’s Jewish and greater communities.
2. Email Rebekah Ratner-Singh with any questions.
4. If necessary, formalize your commitment by consulting with a financial or legal adviser.
5. Complete the Legacy Gift Confirmation form to affirm your gift designation. It remains on file at the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation (OJCF).
Join JFCS’ Life & Legacy, as the following people have, with your gift designated in your will or trust:
Ron & Judy Applebaum
Stephen & Toby Blake
Beverly & Stephen Bookin
Kathy & Norman Chusid
Sheri & Lee Cordova
Jen & Howard Feldman
Sally Rosenfeld & Andrew Frank
Bob & Lesley Glasgow
Stephen* & Elaine Kantor
Lesley Isentein & Steve Laveson
Ruben* & Elizabeth Menashe
Alan & Lana Miller
Helaine Gross & Paul* Norr
Dale Oller, MD
Ray* & Dorothy* Packouz
Gary & Sylvia Pearlman
Eve & Alan Rosenfeld
Stanley & Madelle Rosenfeld
Leonard & Elayne Shapiro
Les* & Martha Soltesz
Corinne & Larry Spiegel
Jennifer and Ken Zeidman
*Of blessed memory
It’s easier than you think and more meaningful than you know:
- There is no minimum amount required.
- Your legacy gift can be directed to a specific JFCS program.
- Your legacy gift can be funded during your lifetime or distributed from your estate.
To learn more about how to create your Jewish Legacy, please email Rebekah Ratner-Singh.