Stories of Giving

Hear our donors share their stories.


Leading by Doing: Eileen & Paul Meshekow

When it comes to allocating discretionary income, we are often forced to choose from an…

Klara & Martin Shandling

Martin served as president of Beth Jacob Congregation, the largest Orthodox shul west of the…

Stacy Reznikoff Kent & Ranon Kent

Stacy and Ranon are second-generation Foundation donors, having learned the value of tikkun olam and strategic giving…

Taking Their Own Advice: Sue & Paul Hoffman

“We both grew up with an understanding that giving tzedakah is an essential part of being a…

Dreaming Bigger: ETTA

The grants we’ve received have allowed us to dream bigger in so many ways. As…

Modeling Compassion: Georgina & Alan Rothenberg

I always tell people that if they want to get started as philanthropists, there’s no…

Sharing Blessings: The Baran Spiwak Family

The Foundation really honors what was important to our parents,” Sheila says. “I like to…

Sheila Baran Spiwak
Jewish Community Foundation Donors Pam and Evan Kaizer for Legacy Magazine

Driven by Social Activism: Pam & Evan Kaizer

It takes a special kind of soul to make a lifelong commitment to prioritizing community…

Jewish Community Foundation Donors Dorit and Harry Nelson Photo for Legacy Magazine

Dorit & Harry Nelson: Sparking Joy through Tzedakah

Our hearts are pulled in so many directions because there are so many needs. We…

Foundation Trustee Jeffrey Loeb

by Jeffrey Loeb, Foundation Trustee and family wealth consultant, Loeb & Loeb LLP One secret…

Jewish Community Foundation Donor Arthur Greenberg Portrait for Legacy Magazine

Arthur Greenberg: A Life of Service and Philanthropy

I’ve made arrangements in my estate plan that will enable my sons to use the…

Jewish Community Foundation Donors Raphael and Sasha Morozov

Raphael & Sasha Morozov

To make the most impact, one must not simply donate but think outside the box,…


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