Theodore Nelson and Curtis Shaffstall*

Curt and I are proud to be a part of a community that imparts a steady and respectful voice calling all of us to action. Our affinity and involvement with the Jewish Community led our family to consider how our legacy can impact lives, strengthen the foundation of Judaism, and to be part of the future. Our resulting plan creates an endowment with a focused theme and a broad view on how the income may be used, allowing future generations to disburse funds aligned to new traditions and evolving interpretations. This legacy gift fulfills our strong desire to grow our community endowment and to do our part to build a thriving, proud, and diverse Jewish community in Portland.