North Carolina Newspapers

    An Affiliate of the Jewish Federation
of Greater Charlotte
Vol. 35, No. 12
Tevet-Shevat 5773
January 2013
FCJC Receives $180,000 to Support Legacy Initiative
Harold Grinspoon Foundation Grant Will Be Used as Incentives for Community Partners
A special Hanukkah gift was
presented to Charlotte’s Jewish
community with the announce
ment, on December 10, of a grant
of up to $ 180,000 from the Harold
Grinspoon Foundation’s (HGF)
Life and Legacy program. The
grant, awarded to the Foundation
for the Charlotte Jewish Commu
nity (FCJC), will provide addi
tional support to FCJC’s Create
Your Jewish Legacy (CJL) Initia
tive. The two year grant of ap
proximately $90,000 per year will
provide each of the 10 participat
ing community partner organiza
tions the opportunity to receive
incentive grants provided they
meet benchmarks established in
collaboration with HGF. The an
nouncement was made by Gail
Littman, HGF consultant, who as
part of the grant will be available
to provide guidance and support
to CJL Coordinator Nancy Kipnis.
Littman was in Charlotte for
three days to lead a CJL commu
nity training session attended by
staff and volunteer leadership of
the ten participating CJL commu
nity partners. During her visit she
also met individually with each of
the ten CJL community partners
and spent time with FCJC leader
ship and CJL community donors.
“The Harold Grinspoon Foun
dation is very excited to be part
nering with FCJC to establish
legacy gifts which will secure the
future of Charlotte’s Jewish com
munity,” said Littman. “The time
is right and this legacy program
will make the most of the genera
tional transfer of wealth, change
the language and landscape of
giving, and build into the culture
the importance of an individuaFs
after-lifetime gift.”
Life & Legacy is the newest
initiative of HGF and part of a
plan to provide up to $20 million
over the next several years to en
gage up to fifty communities in
North America in legacy building.
Charlotte is one of seven Jewish
communities selected to comprise
the first Life & Legacy cohort.
“This is truly exciting news for
our Charlotte Jewish community,”
said FCJC Executive Director Phil
Warshauer. “It is an amazing trib
ute to our community that Harold
Grinspoon and Gail Littman have
selected Charlotte in its initial Life
& Legacy program. This grant
would not have been possible
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without the previous grant we re
ceived from JFNA’s Domestic En
dowment Fund, the support of the
Our 10 CJL
Community Partners
Include:
* Charlotte Jewish Day
School
* Charlotte Jewish
Preschool
* Congregation Ohr
HaTorah
* Foundation of
Shalom Park
* Hebrew Cemetery
Association
* Jewish Family Services
* Jewish Federation of
Greater Charlotte
* Levine Jewish
Community Center
* Temple Beth El
* Temple Israel
FCJC Board, our 29 community
donors and our 10 participating
community partners.
“The opportunity to provide
unrestricted incentive grants to
our 10 participating community
partners will provide further mo
tivation to an already very deter
mined group of committed CJL
volunteers and staff.”
Since 2008, the Harold Grin
spoon Foundation has the San
Diego model of Create a Jewish
Legacy, which has resulted in
$212 million in future gifts for the
San Diego Jewish community.
Under the auspices of the Arevim
Philanthropic Group, HGF is cur
rently funding fiourishing legacy
programs in Philadelphia, Tucson,
St. Louis, and San Francisco. Well
over 2,000 legacy conversations
have taken place with an esti
mated $71.9 million in funded and
future legacy gifts.
The Create Your Jewish
Legacy initiative of Charlotte is a
three year program with the Foun
dation for the Charlotte Jewish
Community partnering with Jew
ish community organizations to
secure bequests and other legacy
gifts for each organization and our
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community. The goal is to:
* Educate, train, motivate and
empower agency professionals
and lay leadership to engage their
long-term stakeholders in conver
sations to establish legacy gifts
* Provide participating organi
zations with a focused course of
study that includes group sessions
and individual coaching
* Increase community aware
ness of the power of bequests,
other legacy gifts and endow
ments through an extensive mar
keting initiative
* Create a culture of legacy
giving to serve the future needs of
our Charlotte Jewish community-
For more information on creating
a Jewish legacy, please call Nancy
Kipnis at 704-973-4554, Phil
Warshauer at 704-973-4544, or
one of our 10 participating CJL
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This Super Sunday,
Help Build Our Community!
It’s not every day that you can improve
lives around the world through a single
phone call.
But on Super Sunday you can.
For more than seventy years the Jewish
Federation of Greater Charlotte has been
raising funds to meet the ongoing needs of
our Charlotte Jewish community with an
innovative approach and an unparalleled
record of success.
Together with our donors,
we fund and support a com
munity-wide network of
organizations that are the
building blocks of our commu
nity. You help us ensure that
the programs, organizations
and values that enrich our
Jewish community remain
vibrant and strong.
We won’t ask you to per
sonally deliver food to the
hungry, make visits to the
homebound, or drive a senior
to the doctor. We don’t expect
you to teach Hebrew school, take a young
adult to Israel, or become a Jewish summer
camp counselor. All we ask is that you make
the call.
By volunteering to make calls (or gener
ously choosing to answer the call) on
Sunday, January 27, you can join hundreds
of our Charlotte Jewish community members
in building a stronger Jewish community.
Bring your positive energy and join
other volunteers as we mobilize our
Jewish values of Tzedakah and
Tikkun Olam into action. Together we
do extraordinary things.
To volunteer or for more informa
tion please contact Tair Giudice,
Director of Outreach & Engagement,
704-944-6759 or tair.giudice@jew-
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(See more information on page 8.)
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