Rose Community Foundation is committed to helping Jewish nonprofits secure their future through endowment building and legacy giving. Launched in 2005, Live On: Build Your Jewish Legacy has provided incentive grants, marketing resources, coaching and training to 37 organizations to help Jewish synagogues and agencies ask for bequests and legacy gifts. The initiative has resulted in the training of more than 200 volunteer and staff leaders who have conducted more than 3,000 solicitations, resulting in 973 secured legacy gifts valued at approximately $56.7 million. Participating organizations have already benefited from more than $8 million of matured legacy gifts.
In 2017, the Foundation made an additional investment in Jewish organizations’ sustainability through a partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation to bring its tested national curriculum, LIFE & LEGACY™, to the Greater Denver/Boulder Jewish communities. LIFE & LEGACY is in 51 other communities throughout North America and promotes after-lifetime giving to benefit Jewish organizations. This partnership emphasizes stewardship and formalization of legacy gifts and promotes a collaborative solicitation approach that strengthens the community as a whole. Through individual and collective generosity donors are building endowments and a future for their cherished institutions.