Create Your Jewish Legacy(CJL)

Create Your Jewish Legacy is an initiative of the Foundation for the Charlotte Jewish Community (FCJC), in partnership with 10 participating community partners to build a strong, vibrant community, now and in the future with bequests for permanent endowments. It promotes the message that all of us, regardless of age, wealth, or affiliation, have the ability to make a difference for future Jewish generations. As the central source for promoting and facilitating long-term philanthropy for Jewish Charlotte, it makes sense for FCJC to lead this program on behalf of the entire community. Our CJL program is modeled after successful programs already established in more than 30 cities including San Diego, Kansas City, Hartford, St. Louis, San Diego and Richmond. Click here to learn more about Create Your Jewish Legacy.

FCJC Receives Grant to Support Legacy Initiative

Harold Grinspoon Foundation grant will be used as incentives for community partners

The Foundation for the Charlotte Jewish Community (FCJC) has received a grant of up to $180,000 from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s (HGF) Life and Legacy program. The grant will provide additional support to FCJC’s Create Your Jewish Legacy (CJL) Initiative. Create Your Jewish Legacy is a three year program led by FCJC to secure bequests and other legacy gifts to sustain the financial future of Charlotte Jewish community. In collaboration with ten local Jewish organizations, CJL’s goals are to:

  • Educate, train, motivate and empower each of the 10 community organizations to engage their long-term stakeholders in conversations to establish legacy gifts
  • Provide participating organizations with a focused course of study that includes group sessions and individual coaching
  • Increase community awareness of the power of bequests, other legacy gifts and endowments through an extensive marketing initiative
  • Create a culture of legacy giving to serve the future needs of our Charlotte Jewish community

The two year HGF grant will provide each of the 10 participating community partner organizations with financial incentives for meeting benchmarks established in collaboration with HGF. Life & Legacy is the newest initiative of HGF and part of a plan to provide up to $20 million over the next several years to engage up to fifty communities in North America in legacy building. Charlotte is one of seven Jewish communities selected to comprise the first Life & Legacy cohort. Read more >>

Phil Warshauer
Executive Director

Nancy Kipnis
Assistant Vice President & Coordinator, Create Your Jewish Legacy