A LEADING PROVIDER OF SOCIAL SERVICES IN GREATER MILWAUKEE
The 1867 Society
In June 2014, the Jewish Community Foundation of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation embarked on Create a Jewish Legacy, a two year project funded through the generosity of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and four generous local donors. The goal of this project is to build capacity in our Jewish community to grow and sustain agency endowments through legacy gifts which will ensure a strong, vibrant community now and in the future.
Create a Jewish Legacy educates the community that all of us -- regardless of age, wealth, or affiliation -- have the ability to make a difference for future generations.
JFS formed The 1867 Society to recognize those individuals and families who have already acknowledged a gift to JFS in their estate plans and to welcome those who make a commitment to create an endowment to benefit the programs and services offered by JFS. Through a bequest or a beneficiary designation on an insurance plan or IRA, individuals who have cared about JFS and our clients can continue to do so for many years to come.
For more information, please call Cindy Kazan, Interim Vice President of Development & Communications at 414-225-1336 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can make a difference.
Featured Members of The 1867 Society:
ROBERTA & RICK LONDON
Having served on the JFS Board for 10 years, including a two-year term as Board Chair, I have developed a strong commitment to the mission and have a vested interest in the success of this great organization. My family settled in Milwaukee thirty years ago, and I developed an immediate attachment to the Jewish Community here. But, I also feel strongly that I am a citizen of the Greater Milwaukee Community and have delighted in being able to serve both of these communities through my volunteer work with JFS. I am proud of my service with this organization, and I want to see JFS continue to grow and continue to meet the social service needs of both communities for many years to come. My husband, Rick, and I know that through our Legacy gift, we can help ensure that this occurs. We make this Legacy commitment because we believe in helping others; we believe in setting an example for our children and grandchildren; we believe in community; and we believe in living in the present and planning for the future. We are proud to be parents, to be grandparents, and to be community volunteers...now, we can also say that we are proud to be philanthropists! Having grown up in a working class family, I never dreamed I’d have that title. We thank the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the Jewish Community Foundation for making this opportunity possible.