Planned Giving

Plan a gift with lasting impact

By including JFS as a beneficiary in your will, estate plan, life insurance, or retirement, you can help ensure that JFS will not only meet the needs of our “family” today but will also be here tomorrow to assist our children and our children’s children.

Why Legacy? Why Now?

Start writing your legacy today

Contact our Legacy Team to learn how you can donate part of your estate to the JFS community.

Call (302) 478-9411 or email

Benefits of Planned Giving

Write Your Own Legacy

People of both modest and significant means can use a variety of vehicles to ensure their gift to JFS lasts in perpetuity.

We will work closely with you to develop your individualized giving plan so that it meets your personal philanthropic goals and areas of interest while perpetuating the mission of JFS and the vibrancy of our community.

Benefits of Planned Giving

  • Tax Advantages
  • Assurance that your wishes will be honored
  • Opportunity to leave a legacy of support for community members in need


Create a Jewish Legacy

JFS is proud to join 10 other local Jewish agencies and synagogues in the Create a Jewish Legacy Program. Together, we endeavor to secure a strong and vibrant future for the Jewish community of Delaware and ensure that there will always be a Jewish Family Services here to care for it.

Jewish Family Services Legacy Circle

The JFS Legacy Circle recognize supporters who have established a named fund to support JFS in their lifetime, informed us of their intent to leave a bequest to JFS, and those of blessed memory who have already left such a gift.

Through their gifts, members of the JFS Legacy Circle:

  • Join our collective effort to create a more just world for current generations and for those to come
  • Ensure that community members in need and crisis will always be able to turn to JFS for support and guidance
  • Enable JFS to respond to changing social and economic demands that challenge our community with innovative programs

Legacy Circle Members

  • Regina Kerr Alonzo
  • Bob & Debra Berman
  • Ivy & Donna Harlev
  • Peter & Laurie Hazen
  • Ken Kamm
  • Robin Karol-Eng
  • Berta Borgenicht Kerr
  • Bethany Kutz
  • Valerie Middlebrooks
  • Elaine Markell
  • Jordon Rosen
  • Max & Judi Rosenberg
  • Ruth Rosenberg
  • Eileen Sarter
  • N. Norman* and Helen Schutzman
  • Ehyal Shweiki
  • Jeff Stape & Caryl Marcus Stape
  • Sarah Truitt
  • Howard and Judith Feinberg* Wilk
  • Theodore Zutz

Named Funds

  • Barbara and David Blumberg Family Fund
  • Barrett Family Fund
  • Berta Borgenicht Kerr Restricted Fund
  • Dr. Howard and Judith Feinberg Wilk Fund
  • Elaine S. Pizer Fund
  • Evelyn and Jacob Zatuchni Family Funds
  • Grayson Family Fund for Older Adults
  • Isador and Ida Schutzman Fund
  • Jan and Michael Weiss Fund
  • Martin Sloan Fund
  • Michelle and Glenn Engelmann Family Fund
  • Tanny Family Fund

*(z”l) – Of Blessed Memory