My early mentor was my grandfather Earl Bean who was instrumental in building the first synagogue in my home town of Olympia, Washington. My husband Tom z”l and I were fortunate to have many other philanthropic role models in our lives, including my parents, Ben and Edie Bean, and from Tom’s family, Tommy and May Georges.
Tom and I were proud to support many of Portland’s Jewish agencies because we believed in a unified Jewish community. I still do. Our estate plans include specific Jewish organizations that mattered the most to us. These legacy gifts will help ensure that these organizations will continue into the future.