‘Grow A Legacy’ Donor Event set for Feb. 29

‘Grow A Legacy’ Donor Event set for Feb. 29

A celebration of our Jewish community’s dedication to grow and sustain a vibrant Jewish future.

(From left) Guests at the 2023 Atlanta Jewish Foundation Grow a Legacy event: Lauren Harris, Lisa Freedman, Brian Harris, and Steve Freedman // Photo Credit: Dani Weiss
(From left) Guests at the 2023 Atlanta Jewish Foundation Grow a Legacy event: Lauren Harris, Lisa Freedman, Brian Harris, and Steve Freedman // Photo Credit: Dani Weiss

The Atlanta Jewish Foundation is hosting an event to recognize all donors who have made a legacy commitment to the Atlanta Jewish community at Ahavath Achim Synagogue on Thursday, Feb. 29.

“The Atlanta Jewish Foundation looks forward to honoring the members of our community who have established a lasting legacy. Now, more than ever, we know the importance of securing JewishATL, for the sake of our children and their children beyond them,” says Lindsay Kopecky, Vice President of the Atlanta Jewish Foundation.

The program, hosted by local standup comedian, Amanda Marks, will include a story slam and celebration of the community’s past, present, and future legacies.

The event will also honor outstanding philanthropists and professionals who help elevate the community’s culture of giving, including the event’s speakers, Ted Blum, Mike Leven, and Jenny Levison.

The Harold Grinspoon Foundation, The Jewish Future Promise, Linea Private Wealth Management, and Roots are the sponsors for the Grow a Legacy event.

The Atlanta community has been participating in the Harold Grinspoon’s LIFE & LEGACY Program for five years. LIFE & LEGACY is a capacity building partnership that provides training, support, and monetary incentives to move organizations to secure meaningful after lifetime legacy gifts. This program creates a strong partnership between the Atlanta Jewish Foundation and local Jewish community agencies, synagogues, and day schools.

To date, more than 550 local donors have made legacy commitments that will support the Atlanta Jewish community with over $43 million in future gifts. Worldwide, the LIFE & LEGACY program has motivated more than 18,000 donors in 72 communities to commit more than $1 billion to the Jewish organizations which shaped their lives.

The Grow a Legacy event also includes those that have signed the Jewish Future Promise, a worldwide movement inspiring Jews of all backgrounds to commit that from the charity they leave at their passing, at least half is earmarked to support the Jewish people and/or the State of Israel. Atlanta had over 300 people sign this pledge.

This celebration reaffirms the importance of legacy giving within the Jewish culture of philanthropy. Legacy giving is an option for all donors. These commitments will ensure that organizations have a solid financial foundation to provide impactful programs and services during both calm and turbulent times.

The Grow a Legacy Host Committee is co-chaired by Caren and Michael Merlin and Lisa and Evan Toporek.

To register for the Grow a Legacy event visit atlantajewishfoundation.org/grow-a-legacy/

For more information on LIFE & LEGACY visit atlantajewishfoundation.org/life-legacy/

For more information on Jewish Future Pledge visit jewishfuturepledge.org/

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