Tidewater Legacy Donors to be honored at May 25 virtual event

Jewish Tidewater’s 339 legacy donors are among the 18,000 who will be honored at the first Legacy Donor Appreciation Event sponsored by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s (HGF) LIFE & LEGACY® initiative.  The event, to be held virtually on May 25 at 7:30 pm eastern time, will celebrate each of the donors from LIFE & LEGACY’s seventy-one partner communities who are securing the Jewish future through their legacy gift.

The evening will feature the stories of donors from across North America who have made legacy commitments as well as greetings and reflections from Harold Grinspoon, founder of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, and Winnie Sandler Grinspoon, the Foundation’s president. Jonah Kaplan, an award-winning Political and Investigative Reporter at WTVD, the ABC-owned station in Raleigh-Durham, NC, will serve as the evening’s host.  

There is no charge for the 45-minute event.  

“Through LIFE & LEGACY, we are sustaining vibrant communities so future generations will be able to enjoy our rich Jewish culture and heritage,” said Harold Grinspoon, the founder of HGF.  “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to honor all those who have made a legacy commitment to date, and to encourage others to join us in this endeavor.”  

Tidewater’s LIFE & LEGACY donors have made commitments to eight local organizations including: Beth Sholom Village, Jewish Family Service, Strelitz International Academy, Temple Emanuel, United Jewish Federation of Tidewater/Simon Family Jewish Community Center, Chabad of Tidewater, Congregation Beth El, and Ohef Sholom Temple.

“We are excited to celebrate the 339 legacy donors here in Tidewater, along with the legacy donors from the other communities in the LIFE & LEGACY network, who have already committed to ensuring the long-term financial health of valued Jewish Tidewater organizations,” said Naomi Limor Sedek, President and CEO of the Tidewater Jewish Foundation. “It is our hope that every member of the Jewish Tidewater community will join us by making a legacy commitment to those organizations in our Jewish community they value.”  

If you have not yet had a chance to make your legacy commitment and would like to participate in the May 25th event, please contact the organizations named above or Kaitlyn Oelsner, TJF’s Director of Philanthropy, at koelsner@ujft.org or 757-965-6103. Legacy donors who have yet to register for the event can do so by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2021LegacyDonorEvent.