David and Liz Lippoff

When you are as blessed as we feel we are, when you have the time and resources to help others, when you have the ability to show your love and appreciation for your community, it does not seem like an obligation to help others; it is an honor and a privilege. We would take that one step further: it is a joy. We were raised that way, and it is the lesson and the example we hope we have set for our children.

 Legacy giving is especially satisfying because it serves both as a final gift and as an ongoing gift; it is both to our community and to our children. It allows us to share of ourselves when we are gone, and it demonstrates to our family that it is the way we hope they will continue in our name.

Thank you, Portland, and thank you Oregon Jewish Community Foundation for making it possible for us to do this mitzvah and feel this joy.