LIFE & LEGACY® Year 3 Celebration Video

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.

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