Planned Giving

Make an impact and ensure The Associated's future viability and strength by leaving us a bequest in your will or living trust.

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Suzanne F. Cohen
An arts enthusiast, Suzanne is thoughtful about her philanthropic decisions. The Nathan L. and Suzanne F. Cohen Philanthropic Fund supports The Associated's Annual Campaign and emergent Jewish issues while the Cohen Opportunity Fund creates access to opportunities in underserved communities.
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Dixie and Neil Leikach
Dixie and Neil Leikach are both committed Associated leaders with the Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership Committee.
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Liz and Donni Engelhart
As donor-advised Impact fund holders, the Engelharts established a fund that allows young donors to contribute over a 5 year period.
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Donor Stories

Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to our organization and others.

  • The Pollokoff Family
    The Pollokoff Family
    Amy and Bob Pollokoff admit that their lives center around their family. It's why they take on Passover Seder each year - often having 55 people at their table - and are in charge of the multi-generational Rosh Hashanah dinner.
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  • The Russel Family
    The Russel Family
    Family philanthropy is "in the blood" admits Robert Russel when he thinks about giving back. From the early days when both his and Irene's parents were newly arrived in this country...
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  • The Pretter Family
    The Pretter Family
    Relocating from New York, Nancy and Isaac Pretter first moved to Baltimore when Isaac enrolled in the MBA program at Johns Hopkins University. Little did they know that 16 years later they...
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  • The Berman Family
    The Berman Family
    It's not like giving back was new to Barry and Linda Berman. For years, the couple gave to causes they were passionate about and they endowed their legacy at The Associated and at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
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  • Suzanne F. Cohen
    Suzanne F. Cohen
    An arts enthusiast, Suzanne is thoughtful about her philanthropic decisions. The Nathan L. and Suzanne F. Cohen Philanthropic Fund supports The Associated's Annual Campaign and emergent Jewish issues while the Cohen Opportunity Fund creates access to opportunities in underserved communities.
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  • Dixie and Neil Leikach
    Dixie and Neil Leikach
    Dixie and Neil Leikach are both committed Associated leaders with the Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership Committee.
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  • Liz and Donni Engelhart
    Liz and Donni Engelhart
    As donor-advised Impact fund holders, the Engelharts established a fund that allows young donors to contribute over a 5 year period.
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  • Bruce Sholk
    Bruce Sholk
    A former Chair of the Board of The Associated, Bruce Sholk never imagined making a life in Baltimore.
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  • Genine Macks Fidler
    Genine Macks Fidler
    In some sense, my desire to endow my annual gift to The Associated represents an affirmation of my belief in the future of the Jewish people and the Baltimore Jewish community, in particular.
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  • Alan S. Edelman
    Alan S. Edelman
    I moved to Baltimore from Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1987. I moved to Baltimore because I wanted to part of a more vibrant Jewish community.
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  • Rosalee Davison
    Rosalee Davison
    My parents taught me philanthropy in very quiet ways. As an adult, I realize that their example was based on Jewish tradition and texts. When my mother passed away, I wanted to honor what she taught me by creating an endowment at The Associated that would continue her generosity forever.
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  • Debra Hettleman
    Debra Hettleman
    My 40th birthday, more than any other, caused me to think about the bigger picture – my values and how they translate into action and lasting impact. So to honor that milestone, I made plans for an endowment to continue my annual campaign gift forever.
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  • Brett and Julie Cohen
    Brett and Julie Cohen
    The reason that we wanted to create a philanthropic fund was that we wanted something that would impact us for our future, for our family. My father passed away at a very young age and I wanted to make sure that there was a legacy from the inheritance and that it was used for something good. The values that we want to pass on to our child and our future children is community and family .
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  • Sarah Davison
    Sarah Davison
    When my mother died of cancer at a young age, I realized life is unpredictable. I decided not to wait to create an endowment at The Associated. I want my children to know I care about the...
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  • Steve Hecht
    Steve Hecht
    When our first child passed away at two years old, my wife, Michele, and I wanted to do something in his memory. We created a permanent legacy at The Associated in Eric's name that would benefit other children.
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Harry Greenstein Legacy Society

If you have already made plans to remember The Associated in your estate plans, we invite you to join The Harry Greenstein Legacy Society so we may acknowledge your thoughtfulness and generosity.
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