LIFE & LEGACY Builds Community Partnerships
The Jewish Community Foundation’s twelve local partners for the LIFE & LEGACY endowment building program have completed their first two formal trainings, and are ready to begin engaging their most loyal supporters in legacy conversations. With guidance from LIFE & LEGACY National Director Arlene Schiff, each of the partner agencies has developed an individualized legacy plan and engaged in a series of role playing exercises, preparing them to cultivate end-of-lifetime endowment gifts from the community.
Participants appreciate the collaborative nature of the program. Representing Jewish Family & Children’s Service, Frank Jacobson told Arizona Jewish Life, “as a community this will be much more impactful than if we were all working on our own. There will be lots of information out there, and it is very likely that donors will want to make plans to give to more than one agency. We can all benefit by implementing the program together.”
“Life & Legacy is a key element in JCF’s strategic plan, helping to make the Jewish Community Foundation a more valuable resource in the community,” says JCF President & CEO Rich Kasper. “We expect that this program will strengthen our partnerships with all of the participating agencies as we help strengthen them financially.”