1911 Society of Legacy Donors

At every age, at every stage, Jewish Family Service is here to help, offering over 30 programs and services to benefit every member of the family. YOU can truly make a difference by helping to support our vital work in the community. After providing for your family and loved ones, you may want to remember Jewish Family Service of St. Paul. A gift from your will, trust, retirement account, or life insurance policy will help to secure the long-term future of the agency.

What Are the Benefits of Leaving a Legacy?

Legacy or planned gifts to JFS allows you to decide what your legacy will be and what kind of impact you will make on following generations. You can earmark help to go to the area of greatest concern to you like support services for people with disabilities, home care for frail elderly, chaplaincy, family life education, or simply for use where most needed – you can make a statement about what is important to you. You can specify that your gift create an endowment to last in perpetuity or that it be available to meet current needs.

Legacy gifts may allow you to make a more sizeable gift than you might be able to consider during your lifetime. And you can use your gift to establish an endowed Named Fund that carries in perpetuity your name or the name of someone you wish to honor or memorialize.

We are grateful to the following individuals who have made Legacy gifts to JFS (as of October, 2018):

Friends of JFS (8)
Adam Bahr
Gary J. Benedict
Herman J. Birnberg (z”l)
Dr. Arnold Brier
Judith Brier
Elinor Brodie (z”l)
Marjorie R. Dana-Levine
Stacy and Michael Dockman
Jon and Holly Brod Farber
Joan & Elliott Farber
Ted and Jackie Flaum
Tom Frishberg
Barry and Rena Glaser
Karen and Fred Gordon
Sheila Gothmann
Tim Gothmann
Mitzi Gramling
Ira G. Kipp
Peggy S. Kipp
Sternie Kissin-Rosen (z”l)
Irving and Gwen Lerner
Stephen and Rita Levin
Jimmy and Stephanie Levine
Charles Levine
Flora Levine (z”l)
Don Mains
Ann Matza
Bruce Matza
Jon and Robin Parritz
Eric and JoAnn Pasternack
Ossie Perlman (z”l)
Sharon E. Pesses
Lily Rothschild (z”l)
Charles Sansby (z”l)
Marvin Scherzer (z”l)
Steven J. Shaller
Dora Shom (z”l)
Allen D. Shores (z”l)
Marjorie Shores-Freeman (z”l)
Daniel and Myndal Silver
David and Dede Smith
Charley Smith and Shaked Danai
Dr. Richard and Diane Smookler
Cantor Rachel and Rabbi Adam Stock Spilker
Lee G. Straus (z”l)
Alex Treitler
Jennifer Wall
Michael Wall
Deborah D. Weiss

If you have any questions about legacy giving or changes to your names, or if you have made a provision for JFS in your estate, please contact JFS CEO Ruth Olkon.

Our Legacy Donors are a group of individuals just like you who want to ensure that people and families who are struggling will always have a place to receive the support they need to live with dignity and security.

Please join us!