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5 Reasons You Should Make a Commitment to Create a Legacy

HJCF is dedicated to securing the future of Jewish Houston through the new Life & Legacy Initiative in partnership with The Harold Grinspoon Foundation. The two-year program provides participating Jewish organizations with training, mentorship, marketing and incentive grants to support legacy gift development. The program supplements the ongoing foundation services for individuals and family philanthropy, partner organizations, and the professional investment of philanthropic funds.

In January 2014, fifteen local Jewish organizations were selected to participate in the program. The evaluation was based upon readiness to undertake the program and achieve. Each organization forms a legacy team of a professional (rabbi, executive director or development director) and three volunteers. The teams participate as a group in the two-year program, with the opportunity to earn incentive grants of $6,000 per year each for reaching their goals for securing legacy gifts.

Training sessions focus on such topics as “Writing a Legacy Plan”, “Making the Ask”, “Marketing Your Legacy Program” and “Stewardship of Your Legacy Donors”, Legacy teams also have other opportunities to meet one-on-one with foundation leadership, Dena Kaufman, from the Life & Legacy program and other guest consultants.

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Houston Jewish Community Foundation

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