Endowment Book of Life
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Endowment Book of Life: Share Your Family Legacy
The Endowment Book of Life (scroll to see entries below) provides a way for local Jewish people to share their values, visions, histories, and hopes with future generations by entering a page in this archival record of individuals who have created, or plan to create, a permanent charitable endowment at the Jewish Community Foundation.
The Endowment Book of Life honors donors who fund either a current or future gift through the Jewish Community Foundation for the benefit of Jewish-sponsored agencies, organizations, synagogues, or programs that have been important to them during their lives. People also give to the Fund for Jewish Philanthropy — our main annual grantmaking fund at JCF that meets the present and future needs of the Jewish Community.
Entries serve as an enduring legacy, demonstrating the commitment of each generation to the next. Individuals who sign the Endowment Book of Life make a public commitment that either during their lifetime, or through a bequest, a portion of their estate will remain as a permanent endowment at the Jewish Community Foundation. Each donor’s page is a testament to the power and importance of giving life to the future of our community. We invite everyone who establishes a permanent endowment fund at JCF to participate in the Endowment Book of Life program.
To learn more about how you may enter your own page in the Endowment Book of Life, contact Rich Kasper.
Locations of the Endowment Book of Life
The actual Endowment Book of Life is publicly displayed in the lobby of the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus, home to the Jewish Community Foundation, where generations of Jewish people connect with those who came before them and are inspired to create similar legacies for those who follow them. You and your family members or friends can review the Endowment Book of Life in-person and online from our website below.