TJF participates in national legacy giving conference June 3- 5

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 9:13am

Posted in: Tidewater Jewish Foundation

Last week, TJF Incoming Board Chair Lawrence Steingold, along with President and CEO Scott Kaplan, Director of Philanthropy Barb Gelb, and UJFT Marketing Director Sallie Williams, joined colleagues from across the country who are actively implementing the LIFE & LEGACY program in Springfield, Massachusetts, for this year’s LIFE & LEGACY/Create a Jewish Legacy Leadership Gathering. The conference was aimed at building skills, sharing best practices and providing opportunities for networking amongst the participants in order to continue creating sustainable, legacy giving programs in their local communities.

“Providing Jewish communities with proven tools and training to help them secure their long-term financial goals is absolutely vital. Through the LIFE & LEGACY program, I’m hopeful that we will be able to help sustain vibrant communities that allow future generations to enjoy our rich Jewish culture and heritage,” said Harold Grinspoon, the founder of HGF. 

Lawrence, who attended for his second year in a row, came back with a glowing report. “It is with a great deal of pride that I was able to accompany such a dedicated group of professionals. One of the takeaways for me was the fact that we were intertwined with such a diverse group of people from all around North America, all with one common goal. From the leader of a small synagogue in the Northeast to larger groups representing larger areas, we stood side-by-side with them all. The conference confirmed that we are on the right track – “WAY above average” – and always seeking new ways to grow and engage. With renewed momentum, we can continue to do our part to have our community thrive for generations to come.”

LIFE & LEGACY is a 4-year partnership program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) that assists communities across North America, through partnerships with Jewish Federations and Foundations, to promote after-lifetime giving to benefit Jewish day schools, synagogues, social service organizations and other Jewish entities.  For more information contact Barb Gelb at

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