When Dorothy Hart passed away, the trust terminated and its assets--chief among them the rights to those wonderful lyrics--went to UJA-Federation of
So do Ida and Saul Alpern.
Mr. Alpern is a Holocaust survivor. His parents, a sister and brother perished in the Holocaust; another brother died in 1948 as a soldier defending
The Alperns established a bequest to The Jewish Foundation of Manitoba in 2003. Then and now, it expresses their deepest gratitude to the Winnipeg Jewish community for giving true meaning to a phrase they’ve lived by all these years, “Without hope, life is hollow.”
By creating a will, everyone is able to protect his or her estate when they’re no longer here. But, as the Alperns demonstrate, a will can also be the most significant way to express your passion for causes that have been important to you during your entire lifetime. For the Alperns, a bequest helpsguarantee the future of the Jewish people. So, the community will be there for others, as it was for them. For generations to come.
In fact, bequests are crucial for leveraging much-needed funds for the Jewish community. Yet, according to the 2000-01 National Jewish Population Survey, only 13% of American Jews with assets greater than $500,000 or incomes of at least $150,000 leave bequests to charities. Of this group, only 3% make bequests to federations.
Fortunately, Werner and Ellen Lange are among them.. The Langes never forgot what it felt like to have nothing. Mr. Lange immigrated to the
The Langes gave generously and usually anonymously to Jewish programs. But, just before Mrs. Lange passed in 1994, the couple decided to leave their estate to the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. That gift: a $12 million bequest leading to the creation of an endowment fund that supports projects in the Jewish community, locally and in
A charitable bequest to the (name of federation/foundation) greatly benefits donors, their children and grandchildren and the community. In addition to tax advantages, most donors get emotional satisfaction from doing something good for the people and community they love. Their children and grandchildren more often than not grow their own involvement in the community when they’ve witnessed the creation of a legacy gift. You can be there for our community, too. For more information call xxx-xxx-xxxx or go to www.xxx.org