The Jewish Community Foundation of the West is delighted to partner with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation
to promote and manage the LIFE & LEGACY Program in the Sacramento area.

LIFE & LEGACY is a proven program that brings training, resources, and accountability to our area to help participating organizations grow and maintain planned giving programs, with a focus on after-lifetime gifts. Ten Sacramento-area community organizations are participating in this program:

  • Congregation B’nai Israel
  • Congregation Bet Haverim
  • Congregation Beth Shalom
  • Hillel at Davis and Sacramento
  • Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region
  • Kenesset Israel Torah Center
  • Mosaic Law Congregation
  • North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation
  • Shalom School
  • Temple Or Rishon

Creating a Legacy Gift is a process that every person can undertake. Consider leaving a percentage of your estate to your favorite charities through a will or trust. Assign a charity as the beneficiary of a portion of your retirement fund or life insurance policy. There is no expectation of payment while you are living, and your heirs can benefit from the lesson of philanthropy just as much as from a cash inheritance.

By participating in the LIFE & LEGACY program, your organization is required to:

  • Plan and actively work for the future as you continue to meet today’s needs
  • Dedicate professional and volunteer resources to build endowments so organizations will be financially stable in the
  • Work collaboratively with one another, sharing ideas and resources so all will thrive
  • Engage in meaningful legacy conversations with your most loyal donors, giving them the opportunity to tell their Jewish stories and reflect on the impact your organization has had on their lives
  • Secure legacy commitments from loyal donors
  • Learn to effectively recognize, appreciate, and steward your donors, so they stay engaged with your organization over the course of their life
  • Integrate legacy giving into the philanthropic culture of your organization

The JCFW Foundation is one of many participating organizations in the LIFE & LEGACY program. Throughout the country LIFE & LEGACY is vibrant and ongoing. View Foundations collaborating in the program:

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For further information, please contact Johanna Crittenden, Life & Legacy Coordinator at [email protected]

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At the Jewish Community of the West, we seek to guarantee a Jewish tomorrow through the creation of a culture of legacy within the community by empowering individuals and organizations to engage in effective, meaningful giving.