Donor Stories

LOJE and PACE Provide a Beautiful Family Legacy
Steve and Nancy Schachtman are strong supporters of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation for three good reasons: community, continuity and family. More

Ann Jackson, Nordy and Bert Rockler
"I believe in continuing the work of the Federation, and an endowment is a great way to do that," says Ann Jackson, past chair of the Jewish Community Foundation and daughter of Nordy and Bert Rockler. Nordy Rockler founded Rockler Companies, a nationwide retail chain specializing in woodworking supplies, and Jackson is the current CEO. "Endowing my campaign gift is an incredibly simple way to ensure ongoing support of the Jewish community." And her parents agree. More

Nina Goldberg
Nina Goldberg, an active young leader in the community and at the Federation, first established a PACE at the Jewish Community Foundation six years ago when she was 34 years old. More

The Lieberman Family
The Stephen E. & Sheila Lieberman Family Philanthropic Fund was one of the first funds established at the Jewish Community Foundation. Over the years, the Liebermans have used the fund to support Federation Annual and Capital Campaigns, as well as numerous other interests within and outside the Jewish community. More

The Gross Family
Leo Gross worked his entire life with his father, Alan Morris Gross, at G&K Services, a laundry business originally founded by Alan and his brothers in 1902. Leo was always philanthropic and highly committed to the Minneapolis Jewish Federation. More

The Fink Family
The T & C Fink Philanthropic Fund was established in 1998 by Ken Fink. The name memorializes his sister, Tracy, who died in an automobile accident in 1981, and reflects his Hebrew name, Chaim. More

The Goldenberg Family
"When we first heard about [philanthropic funds], we assumed they had to be six-figure funds established by wealthy families," Chad Goldenberg says. "But my Dad explained the tax benefits and relatively modest funds necessary to get started." More

Martin Segal, M.D.: "I Would Recommend a Charitable Gift Annuity to Anyone..."
Most people, when they retire, would like the assurance that their assets will carry them comfortably through their golden years. For many, another concern is charitable giving, and whether in retirement they can continue their support of organizations such as the Jewish Community Foundation of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation (Foundation). More

Silver Circle: A Distinction That is Years in the Making
Commitment. Dedication. Support. Three things that are important for any successful relationship. More

Fostering a Strong Sense of Jewish Community
Decades ago when Sid and Joy Kaplan were new to the Minneapolis area, the Minneapolis Jewish Federation helped each of them connect with the local Jewish community. More

Bresslers' Gifts Perpetuate Their Values
Drs. Eric and Sally Bressler believe their financial support of the

Jane Effress Has "Benefited So Much" by Supporting the Federation
For Jane Effress, philanthropy and charitable giving are as much a part of everyday life as loving her children. More

Contact Alene Sussman at or 952-417-2316.

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