LIFE & LEGACY: A strong foundation

Posted on: August 1st, 2017 by tgregory

Jewish organizations in Nashville are partnering with the Massachusetts-based Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) in the LIFE & LEGACY program to preserve vibrant Jewish life for future generations. 

Nationally, HGF has helped its partners to secure more than 14,000 after-lifetime commitments, valued at more than a half-billion dollars.   

To date the LIFE & LEGACY program, administered by the Jewish Foundation of Nashville in partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and in collaboration with 13 other community organizations, has secured over 171 Letters of Intent and the total value is $9,300,142 as of July 19.

LIFE & LEGACY operates under the Jewish Foundation of Nashville, the endowment arm of the Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, under the leadership of the chair of the Foundation development committee, Adam Landa.  The Jewish Foundation Development Committee was created in 2012 to help secure the financial support for the many programs and services offered locally, nationally, in Israel and throughout the world.  The Foundation offers a variety of tax-wise estate planning and charitable giving opportunities to enable donors to meet their individual financial and estate planning needs; realize their philanthropic dreams; and create a legacy for our Jewish future.

The Jewish Foundation encourages Jewish legacy giving resulting in the growth of assets housed with and for our Jewish people for any Jewish organization and cause.  If you would like information about the overall LIFE & LEGACY program please contact Adam Landa,  If you would like to talk about leaving a legacy gift to the Jewish Federation, you can speak with David Steine Jr., chair of the Jewish Federation LIFE & LEGACY team,  You also may contact Mark Freedman (, executive director of the Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation, who is staffing the Jewish Federation team, or any member of the Federation’s Total Financial Resource Development team. •