Legacy Giving – Life and Legacy

A Promise for the future

Your participation in the community-wide LIFE & LEGACY program does not require a cash donation today.  It is simply a promise for the future.

JFS Legacy Society Members are people like you, who want to:

  • Enable JFS to meet the challenge of changing social and economic conditions that constantly create new needs and that demand new and innovative responses, just as we have for the past 164 years.
  • Ensure that when community members are in need or in crisis, they will always be able to turn to JFS for support and guidance.
  • Stand up and be counted as part of your community’s collective effort to create a more just world for your generation and for those to come.

Including JFS in your estate plans enables you to support programs and services that are most important to you and to leave a lasting legacy while retaining control of your assets during your lifetime.

What is LIFE & LEGACY™?

Jewish Family Service is one of thirteen community partners participating in Nashville’s transformational LIFE & LEGACY™ program. LIFE & LEGACY™ is a partnership of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) and the Jewish Federation and Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee that promotes after-lifetime giving to benefit the entire Nashville Jewish community.  It represents a shared commitment by local agencies and congregations to work together to secure a more vibrant Jewish future. The program is founded on the principle that all of us, regardless of age, wealth or affiliation can make an enduring impact.

How to leave a Legacy Gift?

The simplest methods of leaving a legacy are through a will or estate plan or by adding or changing a beneficiary designation on a retirement fund or life insurance policy. Your legacy commitment can be a percentage or a specific dollar amount.

Click here for  a link to the community wide Letter of Intent- FINAL

JFS Legacy Society Members (as of 11-9-2017)

JFS thanks you for your commitment to legacy giving! 

Anonymous (3)

Felicia and Ken Anchor

Robin and Mark Cohen

Erin Coleman

Karen Dotter

Robert Eisenstein

Nili and Eitan Friedman

Reta Guttman

David Heller

Toni and Dick Heller

Rae and Bruce Hirsch

Melanie and Doug Hirt

Pam and Shaul Kelner

Roslyn Landa

Valerie and Adam Landa

Leslye and Steve Lapidus

Jan Liff

Yuri Livshitz

Diana and Shelly Lutz

Daniella Pressner and Rabbi Saul Strosberg

Edria and David Ragosin

Marissa and Ben Russ

Arlene and Howard Safer

Stan Schklar and Marco Fernandez

Suzanne and Jimmy Schulman

Lisa and Mike Shmerling

Alyssa Trachtman


To start the conversation about joining those listed above , please contact Pam Kelner, Executive Director, at 615-354-1644 or pgkelner@jfsnashville.org   or JFS Life and Legacy Team Leader Sandra Hecklin at 615-356-3473.

“One Who Saves a Single Soul Saves an Entire World. Sanhedrin 37a”