JFS Perspectives

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Marty and Shira Zimmerman: Investing in the Future of JFS and Our Community



Marty and Shira Zimmerman: Investing in the Future of JFS and Our Community

Jewish Family Service exists to fulfill one of the most important Jewish values, that of Tikkun Olam, the obligation to make the world a better place. With this value as a guide, JFS ensures a future where families are strong, children are safe, and our seniors are cared for and not forgotten. The JFS Legacy Society ensures the future of JFS for generations to come.

The JFS Legacy Society includes more than 120 individuals and families who have made a commitment to the future of JFS by remembering the agency in their will or other estate plans.

Marty and Shira Zimmerman joined the JFS Legacy Society seven years ago when they included JFS in their will. Through their company, ZIM Consulting, they have been working closely with JFS for the past 11 years, writing grants and securing funding for a wide variety of programs and initiatives. They know the inner workings of the agency and feel deeply connected to its work.

“We live the mission of JFS, so much so that I feel like a member of the staff,” says Shira. “Our relationship to JFS gives us a unique inside/outside perspective. We know every program and advocate for JFS on an almost daily basis. We also see how JFS fits into Denver’s nonprofit landscape and its impact on our community. Marty and I continue to be impressed with the work being done and the dedication of the amazing staff.”

Ensuring the long-term viability of JFS is important to Marty and Shira. The Jewish values that guide the work of JFS are the same values that are personally important to them. “The opportunity to make our world a better place was one of the reasons we started our business working with nonprofit organizations. We believe in the work of JFS and want to make sure it remains sustainable forever. It’s one of several nonprofit organizations that we have proudly included in our estate plans. We know it’s the right thing to do for the community we love.”

Ensuring JFS’s Future

Like the Zimmermans, you can make a legacy gift that ensures that JFS will continue to serve our community for generations to come. Remembering JFS in your estate plans is the most personal of gifts and one that will continue to deliver the values that are important to you long after you’re gone.

As a supporter of JFS, you have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the agency and its mission to enhance well-being to those in need. You can take that commitment to the next level with your legacy gift that will pass the torch from one generation to the next.

Planned Giving Options

There are many ways to make a legacy gift and doing so could provide you with significant tax advantages. Understanding the various giving opportunities is an important first step:

  • Bequests
  • Life Insurance Policies
  • Retirement Plan Assets
  • Trusts and Annuities

No gift is too big or too small. Give generously and become a member of the JFS Legacy Society today! For more information, please contact Bonni Raderman, associate director of development, at 720.248.4659.

 


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