Legacy Giving

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 September 2019):

Friends of JFS (9)

Adam Bahr

Gary J. Benedict

Sharon Benmaman and John Allen

Herman J. Birnberg (z’l)

Dr. Arnold Brier

Judith Brier

David and Sheila H. Brod

Jon and Holly Brod Farber

Elinor Brodie (z’l)

Marjorie R. Dana-Levine

Stacy and Michael Dockman

Joan and Elliott (z’l) Farber

Ted and Jackie Flaum

Charles Fodor (z’l) and Victoria Fodor

Tom Frishberg

Barry and Rena Glaser

Karen and Fred Gordon

Stephen Gordon

Sheila Gothmann

Tim Gothmann

Mitzi Gramling

Ira G. Kipp

Peggy S. Kipp

Sternie Kissin-Rosen (z’l)

Irving and Gwen Lerner

Susan and Daniel Levey

Stephen and Rita (z’l) Levin

Jimmy and Stephanie Levine

Charles Levine

Flora Levine (z’l)

Rick Linsk

Don and Rhoda Mains

Ann Matza

Bruce R. Matza

Susan and Michael Minsberg

Ruth and David Olkon

Jon and Robin Parritz

Eric and JoAnn Pasternack

Ossie Perlman (z’l)

Sharon E. Pesses

Paul (z’l) and Connie (z’l) Ross

Lily Rothschild (z’l)

Charles Sansby (z’l)

Marvin Scherzer (z’l)

Brian Serle

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

Elaine Steinman

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 David Kaplan, Development Director at dkaplan@jfssp.org or (651) 239-7496.

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!