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You don’t have to be rich, a genius or a world-renowned luminary to touch people’s lives for generations to come, according to the New York Times. Here are some ways to leave a lasting legacy when you don’t have genetic offspring.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/17/well/how-to-leave-a-legacy-when-you-dont-have-children.html
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Do men and women approach impact investing? A new report finds that while both men and women embrace impact investing as a way to achieve social and financial returns, households where men make charitable giving decisions – either as single men, or as sole deciders within their marriages – are more likely to replace charitable giving with impact investing.

https://ejewishphilanthropy.com/study-finds-men-are-more-likely-than-women-to-replace-charitable-giving-with-impact-investing/
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Philanthro-raffles, and other innovative ways to help everyday people act like philanthropists, are becoming more popular, according to Forbes.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alyssawright/2018/05/22/move-over-bill-gates-everyday-people-are-becoming-philanthropists-too/#38be35686057
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Baby Boomers remain the most generous generation--giving nearly $60 billion to nonprofits last year.

More than 20% of Gen-Xers say they expect to increase their giving in the coming year.

Read more about charitable giving trends across generations in Blackbaud's "Next Generation of American Giving" study, which explores charitable habits and multichannel preferences of Millennials, Generation X, Baby Boomers, Matures, and includes a first look at the charitable perspective of up-and-coming Generation Z.

http://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/generation-x-poised-to-be-the-next-big-giver-in-philanthropy-1022118682
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Jewish Communal Fund is a proud supporter of Witness Theater, a unique inter-generational program that brings Holocaust survivors and teenagers together under the guidance of a drama therapist to develop a theatrical presentation of the survivors’ Holocaust experiences.

For the past several years, JCF’s Special Gifts Fund has provided a sizable grant to continue this valuable program.

Tune in to the Live Stream of Witness Theater at the Abraham Joshua Heschel School this evening by clicking on this link at 6:30 p.m. tonight. You can also sign up for a reminder.

https://www.facebook.com/SelfhelpCommunityServices/videos/10158065805079572/

#YomHashoa
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Data from the just-released Giving USA Foundation Special Report, "The Data on Donor-Advised Funds: New Insights You Need to Know," indicate that DAF fundholders give more to education and religion. Learn more about DAF trends by reading the article below.

http://ejewishphilanthropy.com/education-and-religion-attract-the-most-donor-advised-fund-grants/
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The board and staff of Jewish Communal Fund is proud of its support for the new Digital Choice Food Pantry at the Central Queens Y in Forest Hills, which was featured in a front-page story in The Jewish Week. Our Special Gifts Fund Committee teams up with UJA-Federation of New York to fund important projects like this one in the New York Jewish community.

http://jewishweek.timesofisrael.com/uja-fed-to-launch-largest-anti-poverty-push-in-its-history/
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Seth M. Siegel is a lawyer, serial entrepreneur, and author of the New York Times bestseller, “Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World,” which has been published in 50 countries and 16 languages. The longtime JCF fundholder lectures about water scarcity all over the world and is a Senior Fellow at the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Water Policy. He took time out of his busy schedule to talk with Jewish Communal Fund about how he became an expert on water scarcity and the innovative solutions used to increase water supply globally, as well as the charitable causes he and his family hold dear.

Read more on the JCF blog:

https://www.jcfny.org/meet-fellow-fund-holder-seth-siegel/
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http://ejewishphilanthropy.com/five-2018-jewish-philanthropy-trends-to-watch/?utm_source=Jan+3%2C+2018&utm_campaign=Wed+Jan+3&utm_medium=eCharlene Seidle, Executive Vice President of Leichtag Foundation, shares five predictions for Jewish philanthropic trends to look out for in 2018, as featured in EJewish Philanthropy.
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GIven the new tax plan, you may want to take advantage of a strategy known as "bunching" charitable donations. Donor advised funds like Jewish Communal Fund can help you do that to save on taxes, while still providing your favorite charities with annual support.
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