By Norma Shirk
Giving is more satisfying than receiving. We’ve all heard this adage. Most of us think of cash when we think of giving. However, we all have treasures with cash value that can be donated as part of an individual’s estate plan for charitable giving to non-profits.
Now members of our community have an opportunity to learn more about the cash value of their treasures at “From Treasure to Tzedakah”. This event will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2022, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at The Temple. Appraisers will be on hand to provide non-binding estimates of the value of jewelry, watches, sterling silver, or other items.
From Treasure to Tzedakah is sponsored by the Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, as part of the Life & Legacy program in our community. It is a celebration of the conclusion of Year 5 of the program in our community. It is also the first in-person event for our community’s Life & Legacy program in almost two years.
Life & Legacy is a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation which assists communities across North America, through partnerships with Jewish Federations and Foundations, to promote after-lifetime giving to build endowments that will provide financial stability to Jewish day schools, synagogues, social service organizations, and other Jewish entities. Nationally, this program has received over $1 billion in commitments. Nashville's Life & Legacy program has obtained commitments in excess of $22 million of which over $550,000 has already been received by the designated organizations.