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Legacy Magazine: Why Grantmaking is More Than Just Funding

April 5, 2022

by Naomi Strongin, Vice President, Center for Designed Philanthropy When people learn that I work at the Jewish Community Foundation, they often ask how their favorite organization can receive funding. The question implies their view that The Foundation is laser-focused on sending money to nonprofits in need — but that is not The Foundation’s whole…

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Legacy Magazine: Spring 2022 Reflections by Marvin Schotland

April 5, 2022

At the time of this writing, the war in Ukraine is raging and the horror of the unfolding tragedy is unbearable. It’s beyond shocking to watch the most violent attack on a European country since WWII unfold before our eyes. Perhaps by the time this issue of Legacy reaches you, there may be a negotiated…

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Spring 2022 Legacy Magazine

April 5, 2022
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Foundation Awards Grants to Organizations in Israel to Address Food Insecurity During Passover

April 1, 2022

For Passover this year, The Foundation awarded grants to these three organizations in Israel to address food insecurity during Passover:   Jaffa Institute Established in 1982, the Jaffa Institute works to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty in South Tel Aviv/Jaffa communities through educational, recreational, and social enrichment programs for disadvantaged children and their families.…

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Legacy Magazine: Fall 2021 Reflections by Marvin Schotland

November 15, 2021

Light at the End of the Tunnel by Marvin Schotland, Foundation President & CEO       Something I had been looking forward to finally happened. Recently, I had the pleasure of returning to The Foundation’s office for a day of work — under strict social distancing and health protocols — for the first time…

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Legacy Magazine: Why A Community Foundation?

November 15, 2021

by Natella Royzman, Vice President, Charitable Gift Planning When I arrived at the Jewish Community Foundation in 2017 to work in the Development Department, I knew I had landed someplace special. It hit me immediately: In my prior job as a bankruptcy and business litigation attorney, my work was highly transactional. The focus was always…

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Legacy Magazine Fall 2021

November 15, 2021
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Legacy Magazine Summer 2021

July 1, 2021

Gain perspective on multigenerational giving in the newest issue of Legacy.

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Legacy Magazine: What Does “Wealth” Really Mean?

June 29, 2021

by Dr. Lee Hausner The concept of wealth is not just a number on a bank statement, as people feel wealthy in ways that have little relationship to financial resources. Our strong Jewish tradition of tikkun olam, which is typically translated as “repair the world,” is a core value of philanthropy and leads to a…

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Legacy Magazine: Multigenerational Giving and the Pandemic’s Silver Lining

June 29, 2021

by Naomi Strongin, Vice President, Center for Designed Philanthropy Earlier this year, I met with a family that has three children in their 20s. For this family, philanthropy is a given, and they tend to support causes that honor the legacy of generations past. But their kids hadn’t been as interested in these philanthropic pursuits,…

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