LIFE & LEGACY draws $7.6M in commitments here

Ruth Greenberg and Jake Wishnia at the Life & Legacy Thank You event. (Photo by Jessica Budnick)

Guests at the Second Annual LIFE & LEGACY Donor Appreciation Event on May 9 celebrated some multimillion dollar success and shared a love of basketball.
For the second year in a row, all nine participating organizations fulfilled their community commitments, securing at least 18 legacy commitments for future gifts.
To date, these nine Jewish institutions have legacy commitments with an estimated future value of over $7.6 million. All the funds will be endowed, thereby generating annual distributions for future generations of Jewish Louisville.
Participants in LIFE & LEGACY represent a cross-section of Jewish Louisville.
The synagogue participants are Adath Jeshurun, Keneseth Israel, Temple Shalom and The Temple. The Jewish agency participants are Chabad (Jewish Learning Center), the Jewish Federation of Louisville, Jewish Family & Career Services, LBSY and the J.
LIFE & LEGACY is sponsored by the Federation, Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.
At this function, Dan Issel, Naismith Hall of Fame basketball player and coach, spoke to the legacy donors about the legacy of basketball in Kentucky and the movement to bring an NBA franchise to Louisville through the NBA2Lou movement.
Issel also shared stories about Adolf Rupp practice sessions, why the Kentucky Colonels of the old American Basketball Association (ABA) did not join the NBA and how Louisville is the perfect home for an NBA team.
His stories engaged the donors who attended the event at 21c Museum Hotel.
Leaving a legacy gift is a true gift to Jewish Louisville. Please contact LIFE & LEGACY Coordinator Jennifer Tuvlin at 502-238-2735 if you too would like to leave a legacy gift to those Jewish institutions and synagogues that are important to you and your family.

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