“I am inspired by the words of the Talmud: ‘Every man should plant a tree, have a child and write a book. These all live on after us.’ I want to leave the world a better place than I found it, and the legacy gift is my version of planting a tree. It’s something that will help people even when I’m gone.”
– Dr. William Silvers, donor-advised fundholder and Legacy Circle member

The Legacy Circle honors those who have generously provided for gifts to and through Rose Community Foundation in their estate plans. We celebrate these donors and their personal stories in a work of art called the Living Legacy Tapestry. Created by artists Leah Sobsey and Lynn Bregman Blass, the Tapestry is a visual representation of the legacies of our donors. On permanent display in our lobby, it inspires everyone who walks through our doors to reflect on the power of a community of donors living purposeful and generous lives.

For more information on legacy giving and gift planning, contact Judy Altenberg.


Legacy Circle Members

* Of blessed memory

  • Enid M. and and Mark J. Ablowitz
  • Sheryl and Milroy Alexander
  • Judy Altenberg
  • Marilyn Van Derbur Atler and Lawrence Atler
  • Ellen Beller
  • Zita* and David* Bram
  • Sheila* and Rick* Bugdanowitz
  • Shanti Chacko and Graig Weisbart
  • Bill Clarke
  • James W.* and Peggy* Clausen
  • Sue Cobb and Kate Shea
  • Lisa Reckler Cohn
  • Mark Cordova
  • Mary Gittings Cronin
  • The Curtiss-Lusher Family
  • Vicki and David Dansky
  • Maxine* and Fred* Davine
  • Barbara Mellman Davis
  • Rae Ann and Richard E. Dougherty
  • Tracy Dunning and Eric Sondermann
  • Therese and Jeff Ellery
  • The Ellie Fund
  • Sheryl and Kenneth Feiler
  • Amelia and Andrew Fink
  • Jennifer Atler Fischer
  • Marshall Fogel
  • Stephanie Foote
  • Anne and Charles Garcia
  • Marjorie and Thomas Gart
  • Shannon Gifford and Jerrold L. Glick
  • Katherine Gold
  • The Goldberg Family
  • Margery Goldman
  • Lynda Mallinoff Goldstein*
  • Julia and Dr. Jonathan Gordon
  • Renee and Martin C.* Gross
  • Lauren Handler and John Silva
  • Joan and Mark Henneberry
  • Betsy Herrick and Milt Kahn
  • Lisa M. Herschli
  • Arlene and Barry Hirschfeld
  • Elsa Holguín and Edward Lucero
  • Sarah Indyk and Charlie Miller
  • Dianne and Michael Jacobsen
  • Dr. Robert R. Janowski and Phillip A. Nash
  • Helayne and Larry Jones
  • Gale and Ron Kahn
  • Kathy and Rob Klugman
  • Judy and David Koff
  • Lisa Stein Kornfeld and Brad Kornfeld
  • Mary Lou and Donald Kortz
  • Elizabeth and Steven Kris
  • Hilreth Lanig
  • Dr. Indira S. Lanig
  • Mary Lee and Jay Schusterman
  • Gaye Leonard
  • Laure and Scott Levin
  • Diane and Steven Levine
  • Marc P. Levine
  • Ann and William Levis
  • Myra Levy*
  • Norman Levy*
  • Suzann and John Love
  • Evi and Evan Makovsky
  • Julie Malek and Rick Kornfeld
  • Miriam Mazel and Mark Hockenberg
  • Arthur E. McAlarney Revocable Trust*
  • Terrie L. McAlarney Revocable Trust*
  • Bonnie and Dr. Jerry* Merenstein
  • Bobbie Lou Miller
  • Lisa Farber Miller
  • Sue Miller*
  • Elaine Millman*
  • Carol and Larry Mizel
  • Naomi* and Ronald Montoya
  • Susie and Perry Moss
  • Kathy Neustadt
  • Barbara and Neil Oberfeld
  • Essie and Jordon* Perlmutter
  • Patrice (Hall) Pierce
  • Helene and David* Pollock
  • Joanne Posner-Mayer
  • Dr. Dean Prina
  • Melinda Quiat
  • Roberta and Gerald* Quiat
  • Henry Rasof
  • Lisa and John Robinson
  • Marcia and Richard Robinson
  • Susan and Eddie Robinson
  • Mona J. Rosenberg
  • Alec Sarche
  • Nichole E. Scott
  • Miriam Sherman*
  • Debbie and Dr. Jim Shmerling
  • The Shogan Family
  • Judith and Martin H. Shore
  • Darlene Silver
  • Dale and Robert* Silverberg
  • Dr. William S. Silvers
  • Terry Smith
  • Helena and Allan Striker
  • Richard B. Tucker*
  • Liz Ullman
  • Irit and Art Waldbaum
  • WE4Smith Foundation
  • Carolyn and Dave Wollard
  • Teresa and Gary Yourtz
  • Anonymous Legacy Donors (12)