Originally published in the April 12, 2021 issue.
Tuesday, May 25, 7:30 pm, free
Jewish Tidewater’s 339 legacy donors are among the 18,000 who will be honored at the first Legacy Donor Appreciation Event sponsored by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s (HGF) LIFE & LEGACY® initiative. The event will celebrate each of the donors from LIFE & LEGACY’s 71 partner communities who are securing the Jewish future through their legacy gift.
The evening will feature the stories of donors from across North America who have made legacy commitments, as well as greetings and reflections from Harold Grinspoon, founder of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and Winnie Sandler Grinspoon, the Foundation’s president. Jonah Kaplan, an award-winning political and investigative reporter at WTVD, the ABC-owned station in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., will serve as the evening’s host.
“Through LIFE & LEGACY, we are sustaining vibrant communities so future generations will be able to enjoy our rich Jewish culture and heritage,” says Harold Grinspoon. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to honor all those who have made a legacy commitment to date, and to encourage others to join us in this endeavor.”
Tidewater’s LIFE & LEGACY donors have made commitments to eight local organizations including Beth Sholom Village, Chabad of Tidewater, Congregation Beth El, Jewish Family Service, Ohef Sholom Temple, Strelitz International Academy, Temple Emanuel, and United Jewish Federation of Tidewater/Simon Family Jewish Community Center.
“We are excited to celebrate the 339 legacy donors here in Tidewater, along with the legacy donors from the other communities in the LIFE & LEGACY network, who have already committed to ensuring the long-term financial health of valued Jewish Tidewater organizations,” says Naomi Limor Sedek, president and CEO of Tidewater Jewish Foundation. “It is our hope that every member of the Jewish Tidewater community will join us by making a legacy commitment to those organizations in our Jewish community they value.”
Those who have not yet had a chance to make a legacy commitment and would like to participate in the May 25 event may contact the organizations named above or Kaitlyn Oelsner, TJF’s director of philanthropy, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-965-6103. Legacy donors may register for the event at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2021LegacyDonorEvent.