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11/22/2021

Year-End Planning Strategies: Go with What Works

Tags: Legacy, Philanthropy, Federation

Congress continues to negotiate the budget reconciliation package with details constantly in flux. The fluid political dynamic makes predicting which tax changes will become law a challenge. Despite the legislative uncertainty, you can still take advantage of these tax-wise strategies before year-end.

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06/28/2021

Consider Leaving Legacy with Gift That Keeps on Giving

Tags: Federation, PR, legacy

Carol Wolf

When someone asks me what I do, I answer, “I’m a fundraiser.”

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04/23/2021

Our Safety Net in Times of Crisis

Tags: Federation, legacy

Our Safety Net in Times of Crisis

After the devastation of World War II, the leaders of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland came together and decided that they would create an endowment fund so that if and when an unknown crisis in the future arose, the community would be prepared and able to act. Since that time, the Unrestricted Endowment Fund has been Jewish Cleveland’s safety net that has supported our beneficiaries in times of economic downturns, helped to defend Israel when it has been under attack, and assisted Jewish and general communities throughout the United States and the world when natural disasters such as fires, earthquakes, and hurricanes have wrought destruction.

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04/14/2021

Fostering a Love for Israel

Tags: Federation, legacy, Israel, Overseas

Fostering a Love for Israel

Karen Tucker’s lifelong love of Israel has roots in her youth. At 13 years old, she vividly remembers watching the news coverage of Israel, then a fledgling nation, fight for its survival in the Six Day War. As a college student, she attended rallies, spoke out in support of Israel, and donated funds to help the country defend itself during the Yom Kippur War.

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04/14/2021

Bertha "Birdie" Herzog: Forward Thinking, Values Driven

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Bertha "Birdie" Herzog: Forward Thinking, Values Driven

The wall showcasing past leadership in the Federation’s Conference Center is a sea of mostly black and white photos of men. Yet among the photos there is one that stands out – a woman whose plaque reads “Mrs. Siegmund Herzog 1927-1930.” While a dignified photograph, it does not begin to capture the force of nature that was Bertha “Birdie” Herzog.

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04/14/2021

New to the Community, But Not to Jewish Values

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New to the Community, But Not to Jewish Values

Philanthropy is in Ervin Pavlofsky’s DNA. Growing up in Dayton, Ohio, a close-knit Jewish community of less than 10,000 Jews at that time, he learned the importance of caring for one another. “Every Jewish person was involved, giving what they could to as many agencies and synagogues as they could,” he said. “We felt that it was up to each one of us to keep the Jewish community alive for our own families and everyone else’s too.”

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03/19/2021

Endowment Funds Become Lifeline During COVID-19

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Endowment Funds Become Lifeline During COVID-19

Organizations and institutions rely heavily on endowment funds created by donors in the community. These investment funds allow the institutions to make consistent withdrawals from the capital in those funds.

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12/14/2020

Exercise Care When Discussing Estate Plan with Family

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Exercise Care When Discussing Estate Plan with Family

Communicating with family during the estate planning process can help mitigate any issues and make it easier for important decisions to be made.

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12/14/2020

Estate Plan – Business Decision or Value Statement

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Estate Plan – Business Decision or Value Statement

Creating an estate plan – or updating one – is probably on your to do list. And, if you are like so many others, it has probably been on the list for a while now.

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12/08/2020

Ideas for Year End Giving

Tags: Legacy, Philanthropy, Federation

Your gift to the Jewish Federation of Cleveland provides meaningful support to those in need.

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