A very old man is planting a fruit tree. A passer-by wonders why he would bother to plant a tree that won’t bear fruit until decades after he is dead. The old man responds, “As my father planted before me, so do I plant for my children.”
This story from the Talmud models tikkun olam, a Hebrew phrase that means loosely, “repair the world.” The traditional Jewish belief is that we have an obligation to leave this world better than we found it. What we give is not so much for our own enjoyment, but to sustain and improve the world for the current as well as the next generation. It is really not a choice, but rather a requirement, to make our entire community a better place for everyone.
Planned Giving is people — people from all walks of life and all income levels. People like you, who want to make a difference in the world. People like you, who want to leave a legacy; who want to make the world a better place. If you’ve ever dreamt of making a significant gift to support your favorite nonprofit while also building a more secure future for yourself and your loved ones, Planned Giving can make that dream a reality.
Planned gifts to Ann & Nate Levine Academy enable you to make a lasting contribution to the School you love – a contribution that will have a significant impact even beyond your lifetime. When carefully included as part of your estate planning process, planned gifts such as bequests enable you to make a difference at Levine Academy while providing first for your financial security during your lifetime and for the needs of your family. Other types of planned gifts provide lifetime income for the donor while also helping a donor realize meaningful tax savings. We suggest you consult your attorney or financial advisor before making a planned gift of any type.
If you are ready to make a commitment to the Levine Legacy Society, please fill out THIS FORM and return to our office.
Beyond thanking you for your generosity, we hope that by recognizing you and thus increasing the visibility of the Levine Legacy Society, your gift will be an inspiration to other members of Levine Academy community to make a similar commitment to help ensure the long-term future of our School.
For more information, or to confidentially discuss your ideas, please contact:
Director of Development
To fill out our Legacy Giving letter of intent, CLICK HERE.