The Charleston Jewish Community Seeks to Double the Number of Legacy Donors

Through the new LIFE & LEGACY® Each One Reach One campaign, the Charleston Jewish community continues to partner with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) to increase the number of donors participating in its community-wide endowment building legacy giving initiative.   

This new effort encourages committed legacy donors to share their stories and motivations for leaving a legacy with family and friends, helping others understand their passion for the Jewish future and their communities.  By doing so, we are hopeful family and friends will be inspired to leave a legacy too.

"Over the past 15 months, COVID-19 permeated every aspect of our lives," says Judi Corsaro, CEO, Charleston Jewish Federation. "Yet, the pandemic has also highlighted just how visionary the Harold Grinspoon Foundation's LIFE & LEGACY initiative is and how it will be one of the major factors why Jewish communities, like Charleston, will recover."

To encourage donors, organizations, and our community to participate, HGF is offering $300,000 in national incentives.  LIFE & LEGACY is an initiative of HGF which is investing $30 million dollars over a ten-year period to preserve vibrant Jewish life for future generations by ensuring the long-term financial health of Jewish community organizations in cities across North America, including Charleston.

“Providing Jewish communities with proven tools and training to help them secure their long-term financial goals is absolutely vital.  Through the LIFE & LEGACY program, I’m hopeful that we will be able to help sustain vibrant communities that allow future generations to enjoy our rich Jewish culture and heritage,” said Harold Grinspoon, the founder of HGF.


To learn more about our community's LIFE & LEGACY program, visit:

Contact us today so that we can discuss what legacy means to you. Rebecca Engel: or 843-614-6484. 



Securing the Jewish future takes all of us. You can magnify your impact by joining the campaign to increase the number of legacy donors in your community and across North America between now and December 31, 2021.


1. Have your photo immortalized in the LIFE & LEGACY photo mosaic which will be shared in both digital and poster format with each LIFE & LEGACY community partner. 2. Once your photo is submitted, Your name will be entered into a raffle for one of ten $1,000 grants to be made to one of the organizations you have left a legacy to.  Your name will also be entered into a raffle to receive a phone call from Harold Grinspoon, Founder, and Winnie Sandler Grinspoon, President of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.


1. Reach out to one or more of your family members and friends, share your legacy story, and ask them to join you in leaving a legacy to one or more Jewish organizations they value! 2. Then take a selfie or have someone else take a photo of you (if you would like, hold the Each One Reach One logo; download it here, and print).

2. Upload the photo to the LIFE & LEGACY photo mosaic platform here. Watch your photo be combined with photos of other donors from across North America to create the LIFE & LEGACY logo. Upon submission, your name will be entered into the two raffles.