The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has been selected to join the Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s (HGF) LIFE & LEGACY®  giving initiative.  Together, the partnership will create a community-wide, four-year legacy giving program. Between 12 and 15 community organizations within the Greater Philadelphia area  will receive coaching, training and incentive grants to ensure that the practice of legacy giving becomes integrated into their philanthropic culture. 

HGF is investing more than $30 million to preserve vibrant Jewish life for future generations by ensuring the long-term financial health of Jewish community organizations in cities across North America. 

The Jewish Federation is the first partner organization that has been accepted into the initiative’s tenth cohort. To date, LIFE & LEGACY ® has secured more than 33,500 legacy commitments for organizations across North America, with an estimated future value of more than $1.3 billion.

“We are honored to partner with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation through their LIFE & LEGACY ® initiative” said Michael Balaban, President & CEO of Jewish Federation. “Through this partnership, we look forward to changing the language and landscape of giving and provide forward-thinking members of our community with the opportunity to express their passion, purpose and commitment to their most valued Jewish organizations.”

Organizations that would like to learn more about participating in LIFE & LEGACY®  are invited to register for the WHY LEGACY? WHY NOW? informational meeting on Wednesday, March 29  from 12:00 p.m – 1:00 p.m. via Zoom, featuring LIFE & LEGACY ® consultant Tamra Dollin.

For event registration, please contact Sonya Aronowitz at legacy@jewishphilly.org.  

LIFE & LEGACY ® is a eight-year partnership program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) that assists communities across North America, through partnerships with Jewish Federations and Foundations, to promote after-lifetime giving to benefit Jewish day schools, synagogues, social service organizations and other Jewish entities. 

Inspired by the deep meaning and joy offered by Jewish living, the Harold Grinspoon Foundation helps people connect to Jewish values, faith, traditions and culture and build vibrant Jewish communities.