Life & Legacy Endowment Fund

In partnership with the Jewish Community Foundation, Pardes Jewish Day School is positioning itself to receive a share of the estimated $59 trillion wealth transfer projected to take place in the United States by 2052. Pardes is a participant in LIFE & LEGACY, a multi-year partnership program between the Jewish Community Foundation and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation that promotes end-of-lifetime giving to Jewish day schools, synagogues, social service organizations, and other Jewish entities.

Through training, support and cash incentives, LIFE & LEGACY motivates Jewish organizations to secure legacy gifts, steward donors, and integrate legacy giving into the charitable culture of the Jewish community. Between the program’s national launch and December 31, 2015, twenty-three participating communities representing 289 organizations have secured more than 8,000 legacy commitments with an estimated future value exceeding $329 million!

Our community is indebted to the following individuals who have made commitments with an estimated value of more than 1.5 million dollars through our local LIFE & LEGACY program:

Tami and Steve Adelman

Suzy and Josh Berkowitz

Rabbi Mari Chernow and Kara Thielman

Diane and John Eckstein

Flo and Eckstein

Keri and Tim Eckstein

Patti Evans

Katherine and Allan Flader

Lisa and Jeffrey Geyser

Allison Goozh

Rabbi Tracee and Keren Rosen-Goldberg

Aviva and Tomas Gorny

Susan and Nestor Guzman

Rachel and Jonathan Hoffer

Randi Jablin

Dena Morris Kaufman and Randy Kaufman

Jill and Daniel Kessler

Michelle and Bryan Kort

Andrea and Dan Kravets

Lauren and Simon Kreisberger

Steven Lee and Anne-Rachel Aberbach*

Dina and Chad Mandelbaum

Dr. Sherman Minkoff*

Kimberly and Matthew Nadler

Karen and Robert Nagle Family Foundation

Diane and Steve Ozer

Rachel and Elliot Rabinovich

Jennifer and John Rawicz

Rabbi Martin and Roberta Scharf

Dr. Janet K. Scheer

Jennifer and Steven Schwarz

Betsy and Gary Silber

Bethany and Jay Spector

Berry and Errol Sweet

Suzanne and Richard Swift

Marcia and Max* Weisberg

Mindy and Todd Weiss

Barbara and Barry Zemel

Marilyn and Joel Zolondek

Sharon Zolondek and Kevin Wein

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*Of Blessed Memory