Jean Wildberg: Backing Up Words with Deeds
  • Other Legacies
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She survived cancer three times.  She outlived her daughter, who died at 21.  Despite these hardships and others, Jean Wildberg had an unflagging spirit.  Descended from an old German-Jewish Bay Area family—her grandfather founded Kahn’s Department Store in Oakland in 1879—Jean expressed, in both words and deeds, an abiding concern for others.  “She didn’t hesitate to get involved in changing society if she saw an injustice,” said one of her sons, David Morgenstein. “She wanted to help those who did not have a voice.” A Stanford University alumna who later became a psychologist, Jean counseled workers in employee assistance programs.  … Read More

Posted by Admin on June 10, 2019
John Galen: A Deep Appreciation Leads to a Long-Term Commitment
  • Other Legacies
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John Galen has been part of the JFCS community since the 1960s.  He served on its Board of Directors back when JFCS was called the Jewish Family Service Agency, and he was active in 1977, when the agency merged with Homewood Terrace, putting the “children” in Jewish Family and Children’s Services. Through his close association, he understands JFCS’ ability to innovate and best serve those in need. John had always intended to provide for JFCS after his lifetime and to leave a bequest in his will or trust. However, after discussing his plans with JFCS’ Endowment staff, he discovered that… Read More

Posted by Admin on June 10, 2019
Judy Moss: A Life Filled with “Firsts”
  • Donor Advised Funds
  • IRA Gifts
  • Named Funds
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Brooklyn-born and Vassar-educated nonagenarian Judy Moss believes that, in many ways, she has always been “a woman ahead of her time.”  Over the course of her career she was a pioneer in the male-dominated computer information systems realm.  Each time she left one place of employment, which included stints at Port of New York Authority, Revlon, and General Electric, she was offered a more advanced position at the next.  She came to California because Lockheed encouraged her to leave New York.  To fill in some spare time Judy decided to enter the political arena, becoming one of 18 candidates, including… Read More

Posted by Admin on June 10, 2019
Terry and Larry Hill
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
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In addition to Larry’s volunteer work with JFCS’ Palliative and End of Life Care program and his and his wife’s decision to include JFCS in their estate plans, the couple subsequently decided to donate stock to fund a two-lives Charitable Gift Annuity. As a result, Terry and Larry not only receive quarterly income payments and important tax deductions for their lifetimes, but have the satisfaction of knowing their future legacy to our community will be even more impactful.… Read More

Posted by Admin on June 10, 2019
Jack Leibman
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
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Rhoda Goldman Plaza resident, Jack Leibman, is a retired physician who has volunteered with the JFCS Holocaust Center and translated a yizkor book about his father’s Polish birthplace from Yiddish.  By investing in a JFCS Charitable Gift Annuity he has earned quarterly income payments since 2005, while also creating a lasting legacy for the community.… Read More

Posted by Admin on June 10, 2019
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