An event that focused on the importance of estate planning was the order of the day recently.
Last Thursday, September 10, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Federation Endowments Corporation (FEC) held its 20th Annual Solomon and Sylvia Bronstein Seminar for Professionals. The event provided more than 150 area professionals — attorneys, accountants, trust officers, insurance professionals and financial planners — an invaluable opportunity to increase their professional expertise.
Edward Jay Beckwith, Esq., national leader of BakerHostetler’s Tax-Exempt Organizations and Charitable Giving practice and adjunct tax professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, spoke about why clients increasingly want their estate-planning advisors to address their charitable goals in their estate planning.
Scott Barsky, CPA, partner at McGladrey LLP and longtime leader with the Jewish Federation and other community organizations, was honored with the Edward N. Polisher Award, which annually recognizes an estate-planning professional for distinguished service to the Jewish Federation’s endowment programs.
New FEC President Morey H. Goldberg of Rose Glen Advisors, LLC, thanked his predecessor, Mark S. Blaskey, Esq., of Pepper Hamilton LLP, for his service.
The Jewish Federation and Federation Endowments Corporation thank BlankRome (sponsor); Cozen O’Connor (platinum sponsor); Fox Rothschild LLP; Glenmede and Pepper Hamilton LLP (gold sponsors); Bala Law Group, LLC; Isdaner and Co., LLC; McGladrey LLP; Rose Glen Advisors, LLC; Wilmington Trust and Zarwin, Baum, DeVito, Kaplan, Schaer and Toddy, P.C. (silver sponsors); and Alexander & Pelli, LLC; The Arbor Group; Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel, LLP; Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management; Feldman & Feldman, LLP; Friedman Schuman, P.C.; Furhman Management Associates; Gadsden Schneider & Woodward LLP; Goldman Sachs and Company; the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life; Premier Brokerage Services; Savran Benson LLP and Robin and Eric Settle (bronze sponsors) for their generous support of this important networking and educational event.