Why legacy gifts and why now?
Endowments are the key to any non-profit organization's long-term financial strength. By leaving a legacy gift, you help ensure that the values and services of Jewish organizations you care about will be part of our community long into the future. Did you know that a wealth transfer of nearly $60 trillion is happening right now? LIFE & LEGACY™ will give our wonderful Jewish organizations tools for building up their endowments through after-lifetime giving. This is crucial for making sure that Jewish engagement, education, cultural and other programs that enrich Jewish life in the Puget Sound region exist in perpetuity.

LIFE & LEGACY is a four-year legacy giving and endowment building program the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is carrying out in partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF). The Federation is excited to offer the LIFE & LEGACY program to community organizations as part of our vision of ensuring a thriving, vibrant Jewish community, today and tomorrow.

How can I leave a legacy?
View and download our fact sheet: Seven Easy Ways to Leave a Legacy.
Download your Legacy Gift Letter of Intent.

Congratulations to the organizations taking part in our LIFE & LEGACY cohort! Click on the organization names to read their Case Statements for making legacy gifts. (Case Statements also include clickable links to organization websites.)

Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue
Congregation Beth Shalom
Congregation Kol Ami
Hebrew Free Loan Association
Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation
Hillel at the University of Washington
Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle
Seattle Hebrew Academy
Temple Beth Am
Temple Beth Hatfiloh
Temple Beth Or
Temple B'nai Torah
Temple De Hirsch Sinai

The LIFE & LEGACY program is now in its fourth year nationally and the results are impressive.

391 Participating Organizations
12,553 Legacy Commitments
$487.5 Million+ Value

Our Partnership
We are committed to investing our expertise together with resources and consulting from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. Our LIFE & LEGACY Program offers financial incentives that are leveraged to empower our community partners to secure legacy commitments. The program works to realize donor commitments in order to grow dedicated endowments for participating organizations. In this way, we work together as a community to strengthen the financial security of Jewish Puget Sound in perpetuity.

Please remember the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle with a gift in your will, trust, retirement account or life insurance policy.

For additional information contact Rachel Rosenman, or 206.774.2220