Foundation Donors Pool Grant Money to Make Nonprofit’s Wish Come True

Foundation Donors Pool Grant Money to Make Nonprofit’s Wish Come True

November 13, 2020 – ‘Tis the season of thanks and giving in West Hartford’s Jewish community.
When the Jewish Association for Community Living (JCL), a nonprofit that assists people with developmental disabilities, needed to purchase a new wheelchair van, philanthropists granted its wish through their funds held at the Jewish Community Foundation.

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Preserving Jewish History

Preserving Jewish History

How have the Jewish people survived for thousands of years? Dr. Jeffrey Rudikoff pondered this question 55 years ago after his first child was born. “With a tiny minority dispersed throughout the world, Judaism should have vanished, but

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Funding Educational Dreams

Funding Educational Dreams

Education was very important to Barbara and Leizor Kessel, so they created a scholarship fund to benefit Jewish students from Greater Hartford pursuing higher education. When they passed, the Kessels, who were both Holocaust survivors, left their condo, personal property and part of their estate to create the Leizor and Barbara Kessel Scholarship Fund.

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Lillian Fund Inspires Giving and Action

Lillian Fund Inspires Giving and Action

Karen Binkhorst’s first gift to the Foundation’s Lillian Fund was in honor of her mother for Mother’s Day. “I made donations in my mother’s name for several years, but I wanted to be more involved in philanthropy and give back to a community that has given so much to me,” explains Karen, a life-long resident of West Hartford. 

Karen eventually joined the Lillian Fund Committee, offering her time, talent and passion to help women and children in need. “I want to change lives for the better and to empower as many privileged people as possible to help nonprofits,” she says, “and the Lillian Fund is a beautiful way to do this.” 

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Month: November 2020