LIFE&LEGACY is an initiative of the Harld Grinspoon Foundation, which is investing $20 million dollars nationally to secure the future of vibrant Jewish communities through legacy giving. In its past few years, LIFE&LEGACY secured over 10,000 legacy commitments from 35 participating communities, with an estimated value of more than $421 million. LIFE&LEGACY is a high-quality, results-oriented, program for the benefit of our community’s agencies, day schools, organizations and synagogues. The program’s goals are to:

  • Educate, train, motivate and empower Jewish organizations to engage their loyal stakeholders in conversations to establish legacy gifts;
  • Increase community awareness of the power of bequests, other legacy vehicles and endowments;
  • Integrate legacy giving into the philanthropic culture of the Triangle Jewish community.

A highlight of the program is the unrestricted incentive grant the Jewish Federation of Durham Chapel Hill will award all participating organizations based on meeting legacy commitment benchmarks. The Jewish community organizations that will be participating with the Jewish Federation of Durham Chapel Hill includes: