LIFE & LEGACY: A Partnership for a Strong Tomorrow


Every Legacy Begins with a Dream

When you create a Jewish legacy gift, you help ensure the future vitality of the Jewish community. For the past 100 years, The Associated and our network of agencies have been the cornerstone of building a vibrant community that cares for one another and inspires many to work together to create a world of good. The generosity, dedication and leadership of many before us have led our community through ordinary and extraordinary times.

Now is our opportunity to create our legacy and plan for tomorrow, so future generations will have the same opportunity to experience a vibrant Jewish Baltimore.

As we move towards a bold vision, The Associated, with your support, ideas and resources, will be able to meet the challenges and opportunities that we see and those we have yet to confront. A thriving Jewish community will be our greatest legacy.

What is LIFE & LEGACY?

LIFE & LEGACY is a four-year partnership program with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation that will assist The Associated in promoting and integrating legacy giving into the philanthropic culture of the Baltimore Jewish Community to benefit The Associated, its programs and agencies. The LIFE & LEGACY Committee will lead the effort to secure commitments for legacy gifts and, in return, the community will receive significant monetary incentives from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation – up to $100,000 a year.

Who can participate?

Everyone! LIFE & LEGACY was founded on the principle that all members of the community will have an opportunity to express their passion, purpose and commitment to the future of our most valued Jewish causes in Baltimore, Israel and around the world by leaving a legacy gift regardless of age, wealth or affiliation.

Why participate?

By leaving a legacy, you can assure that the traditions and Jewish causes that mean so much to you today will be preserved and expressed for future generations. By making a legacy commitment you can:

  • Convey your commitment to being Jewish.
  • Express values instilled in you by your parents and grandparents.
  • Perpetuate the Jewish traditions you cherish.
  • Ensure a vibrant Baltimore Jewish community for generations to come.

It’s easy!

  1. Reflect on your Jewish passions, values and causes that are important to you.
  2. Fill out a Letter of Intent form.
  3. Formalize your commitment by having a conversation with your personal financial advisor or attorney to talk about the different ways you can leave a legacy.

For more information about LIFE & LEGACY, click here or contact Donna Kasoff at 410-369-9256,

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