“If we want a strong tomorrow, we have to start planning for that today.” — Rabbi Tuvia Brander

We are excited to share with you our new LIFE & LEGACY video! In this video, you will see donors expressing their passionate reasons for promising after-lifetime gifts to their favorite Jewish organizations in Greater Hartford.

Find out how you can support Greater Hartford’s Jewish community forever with a gift in your will, trust, IRA or life insurance policy. For more information, please contact Elana MacGilpin, Senior Development Officer, at emacgilpin@jcfhartford.org.


Thank you for celebrating with us on June 12!

Eighty-five people attended our LIFE & LEGACY Year One Community Celebration at the JCC. Legacy Donors and Community Partners enjoyed an outdoor reception before going inside for speeches and an incentive grants check presentation ceremony.

The Foundation awarded $72,500 in cash incentive grants to 11 partners that completed the first year and reached their goals.

In addition, Foundation received a $100,000 program subsidy grant from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation for surpassing its original community goal of securing 198 commitments.

The Foundation Launches Legacy Giving Initiative in Greater Hartford

The Foundation is proud to be spearheading Greater Hartford’s legacy giving initiative that’s part of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s LIFE & LEGACY program. A four-year initiative, LIFE & LEGACY assists communities across North America to promote after-lifetime giving to build endowments that will provide financial stability to local Jewish day schools, synagogues, social service organizations and other Jewish organizations.

11 Jewish Organizations are
Participating in LIFE & LEGACY

In partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, we are providing training, consulting, coaching, and marketing along with incentive grants to 11 participating organizations in Greater Hartford’s Jewish community. The grants will encourage organizations to prioritize legacy giving and evolve from a fundraising culture to a culture of philanthropy. In so doing, we all achieve our shared goal of ensuring a vibrant Jewish life in Greater Hartford now and for future generations.

These Organizations are Taking Part in Greater Hartford’s LIFE & LEGACY Program

Be remembered forever by the Greater Hartford Jewish community with a gift in your will, trust, retirement account or life insurance policy. To find out more, please email emacgilpin@jcfhartford.org

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