Morris Family
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“JFCS is an organization that I have been fortunate to participate in with my children and grandchildren. Through our donor advised fund and our “Morris Family Endowment Fund” for children and seniors our family is confident that JFCS is providing important services for our community – one individual or family at a time.” – Natalie-Ann Morris, Marin County  … Read More

Posted by Admin on June 10, 2019
Phyllis Friedman’s Support for the Community Runs Deep
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For JFCS friend Phyllis Friedman, support of the agency and the community runs in her blood.Her mother, Eleanor Haas Koshland, was the inspiring first female president of the Jewish Family Service Agency (now JFCS), and her father, Daniel Koshland, was a founder of the San Francisco Foundation.  Her late husband, Howard, an architect, designed the rebuilt Jewish Home in San Francisco and served as its board president. Looking back upon many decades of philanthropy and civic involvement, Phyllis, who established the Phyllis Friedman Endowment Fund for Children and Families at JFCS, attributes her concerns for family issues and social needs… Read More

Posted by Admin on June 10, 2019
Nancy Epstein: A Volunteer’s Passion and Dedication
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“She only wanted to get out of the house.”  That simple declarative has become a mantra to JFCS donor and volunteer Nancy Epstein—and it clearly and succinctly explains why she has committed her time, energy, and resources to JFCS’ Palliative Care Program. Some years back Nancy regularly shuttled between the Bay Area and Los Angeles to care for her mother, Elaine Epstein, an advanced Alzheimer’s patient.  As Nancy was leaving her mother’s house one day to run an errand, her mother begged to go along for the ride. “I told her, ‘No, no, there’s no need for you to come.  … Read More

Posted by Admin on June 10, 2019
Jim Blattner: Nourishing the Community for Years to Come
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A former administrator with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Services, at which he oversaw western states’ implementation of the National School Lunch Program and other programs to help families and children, Jim took an early interest in JFCS’ Food Programs to help clients at risk of hunger.  This led to his creation of a JFCS named endowment fund, the Let Them Eat Bread Fund.  “My main charitable activities have involved feeding people,” he said. Over time, though, Jim’s philanthropic interests and involvement with JFCS have broadened.  He redid his will and notified the agency that he… Read More

Posted by Admin on June 10, 2019
Alex Ingersoll and Martin Tannenbaum
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A Philanthropic Legacy—Past, Present, and Planned “We are interested in providing this legacy because of the great work JFCS does in providing for the wide range of needs within our community—youth, parents, adults, and seniors.” With these words Board member Alex Ingersoll and his husband, Martin Tannenbaum, a strategic planning, business, and training consultant to the agency, notified Jewish Family and Children’s Services that we are one of three major beneficiaries of their estate plan. Their significant commitment has been shaped by each man’s life-long exposure to, and belief in, the importance of philanthropy. Alex, who grew up on a… Read More

Posted by Admin on April 30, 2019
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