Leaving​ a Legacy Through Jewish Philanthropy



The generosity of members of the Legacy Society of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is immediately apparent to all who visit the Jewish Community Services Building in Philadelphia. The names of all society members are inscribed on select walls in the atrium of the building, home to the Jewish Federation, and several other Jewish communal agencies and organizations. On Sept. 23, Federation hosted its annual reception for these philanthropic individuals and families who have made permanent endowed gifts of $100,000 or more.

According to Howard Silverman, Federation Endowments Corporation president, "You can become a member in many different ways, each offering financial and tax benefits. These include an outright gift, a bequest in a will, an insurance policy, designation of a retirement asset or IRA, a life income plan, such as a charitable remainder trust or a charitable gift annuity, or a permanent set aside of part of a donor-advised philanthropic fund, supporting foundation or private foundation."

Silverman added, "Legacy Society gifts can be structured to benefit Federation and any other Federation partner agency, synagogue or other local, national or international Jewish organization. Federation will make distributions to all organizations that you have designated."

For more information, contact Rachel Gross, director of Planned Giving and Endowments, at 215-832-0572 or via email [email protected]  


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