Calgary is so proud to have raised over an estimated $17 million to support the future of Jewish Calgary. Due to the pandemic, this is the first chance we have had to gather our donors and share their ‘why’ leaving a legacy gift is so important.
Year 3 Celebration Evening
Calgary’s LIFE & LEGACY partners were thrilled to be able to celebrate in person for the first time since the program began in 2018. On Tuesday, September 20, donors and partner agency team members gathered to hear from each partner about why legacy giving is so crucial to the future of our community.
Despite the fact that Year 2 started at the same time as the onset of the pandemic, partner agencies continued to engage donors in legacy conversations noting that now, more than ever, we all need to ensure Jewish Calgary’s future. By March 31, 2021 Calgary had received over 200 new commitments, and combined with Year 1, a total of 496 legacy gifts have been promised to Jewish Calgary. Yasher koach to all partners.
On June 21, 2021 incentive grant payments were made to each organization and Calgary Jewish Federation along with Jewish Community Foundation of Calgary were pleased to be able to present the cheques in person.
What is LIFE & LEGACY?
LIFE & LEGACY is a four-year partnership program of the HGF that assists communities across North America, through partnerships with Jewish Federations and Foundations, to promote after-lifetime giving to benefit local Jewish day schools, synagogues, social service organizations and other Jewish entities. Through training, support and monetary incentives LIFE & LEGACY motivates Jewish organizations to secure legacy gifts, steward donors and integrate legacy giving into the philanthropic culture of the Jewish community.
What are the specifics of LIFE & LEGACY?
The vision of the program is that generous and forward-thinking members of the community will have an opportunity to express their passion, purpose and commitment to the future of our most valued Jewish organizations.
For more information email Diana Kalef or call 403-444-3154.
Who are the local LIFE & LEGACY partners?
Ten local Jewish organizations have made a committment to work together to support the future of the Calgary community. Talk to any of them to learn more about ways you can support these organizations and beyond.
Beth Tzedec Congregation
Calgary Jewish Federation
Camp BB Riback
Halpern Akiva Academy
House of Jacob Mikveh Israel
Jewish Historical Society of Southern Alberta
Paperny Family JCC
Temple B'nai Tikvah
The Calgary Jewish Academy