At its first-ever women’s endowments event on June 21, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Endowments Corporation honored “revolutionary” women who have made Legacy Society gifts either with their family or through their Lion of Judah Endowments in their own names. The celebration, held in Philadelphia’s new Museum of the American Revolution, was an opportunity to thank the philanthropists for their generosity and foresight, as well as to tour the museum.
Phyllis Finkelstein, Lion of Judah Endowment chair, said, “Through our endowments, we have ensured that our promise to the Jewish people will continue in perpetuity. Our legacy gifts guarantee that the work to which we have dedicated our time, our neshumas and our funds will carry on. Even after our deaths, our resolve will still remain.”
The Jewish Federation’s Legacy Society honors individuals and families who have made planned or endowment gifts of $100,000 or more. A Lion of Judah Endowment is a permanent endowment fund that perpetuates a woman’s Lion of Judah gift of $5,000 or more. Once a Lion of Judah Endowment is funded, each year about 5 percent of the current value of the fund will be contributed to the Jewish Federation’s Jewish Community Fund to make a Lion of Judah gift in the donor’s name.
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