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Include the Jewish Federation of Peoria in your Estate Plan

Life and Legacy is a two year partnership of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) and the Jewish Federation of Peoria that promotes after-lifetime giving to benefit local Jewish organizations. We are pleased to announce that the following organizations are participating:

The Jewish Federation of Peoria

Congregation Agudas Achim

Congregation Anshai Emeth

Chabad of Peoria

Bradley University Hillel

Peoria Hebrew Day School

HGF is providing training, support and monetary incentives to motivate this community to integrate legacy giving into their philanthropic culture in order to assure Jewish tomorrows.


The benefits of this program are two fold and could have a lasting positive impact on the community. When each organization secures 18 signed Letters of Intent they will receive a $5,000 grant (per year for two years; $10,000 total) from HGF as well as the knowledge that they have prepared for the future through legacy gifts.


This program will launched in April 2016 and is now in year two. Each of our organizations reached their goal, and is is now in the midst of securing letters of Intent of Year two.

Chances are you already support Jewish charitable organizations in Peoria. Have you included them in your will or estate plan? By leaving a legacy, you can assure that the traditions and institutions that mean so much to you today will exist for future generations.


“As my fathers planted for me, so do I plant for my children” Taanit 23a


Why leave a Legacy Gift to the Jewish Federation of Peoria:

Since 1933, the Jewish Federation of Peoria has been committed to ensuring the well-being and continuity of the Jewish people. As a resource and contact point for Jews throughout Peoria and its environs, the Federation can only move forward and upward with the support of every member of our Jewish community.

The Jewish Federation of Peoria is a democratic forum for the exchange of ideas that develops and implements programs and services that connect our constituents. We commit ourselves to promoting philanthropy and strive to create a greater understanding of the power of the philanthropic ways in which it benefits individuals and the greater community. We seek to create a dynamic community where all who desire Jewish interaction are welcomed.

Guided by the principles of gemilut chasadim, tzedakah and tikun olam we work to build a compassionate community. We provide social services for those in need and advocate for social justice.

We affirm our relationship with the people of Israel and Jewish communities worldwide – Klal Israel through lifesaving rescue, resettlement and humanitarian efforts.

We strengthen Jewish commitment by supporting educational programs that deepen identity and train our future leaders. Through our initiatives children learn to identify with their Jewish heritage and Israel, families are embraced by a strong Jewish community, and seniors live with great dignity.

Our legacy donors are people just like you, who believe that we are all responsible for each other “ Kol Yisrael Arevim Zeh la Zeh” and that a strong and vibrant Jewish future depends on thriving Jewish communities locally, in Israel and around the world. Our ancestors built a strong Jewish community and your Legacy gift will ensure a vibrant Peoria Jewish community for generations to come.

Please join us. With your help we can insure that:

  • Well-known and much needed support for local Jewish education is provided
  • Well known Federation programs such as ChaiLights, the community calendar, leadership development, Holocaust Education, Israel advocacy, and important community programming continues.
  • Local welfare needs are met.
  • We can meet emerging future needs in the local and worldwide Jewish community.
  • We can make a difference in the lives of others for many years to come.


Letter of Intent
Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment
Named Endowment Funds
Legacy Letter Charitable Remainder Trust
Charitable Gift Annuity
Charitable Bequest




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