Jay and Sue Price Legacy Gift
JCGC is honored to have received a generous legacy gift from Jay and Sue Price. Jay passed away in April 2018, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Jay and Sue, while not originally from Cincinnati, made our city their home and became involved in the civic organizations and in the Jewish community, in particular.
Jay was involved in many community organizations and served on the boards of numerous agencies, including JCGC. Despite declining health, Jay continued to attend board and committee meetings, finding strength and inspiration from the work he did and from the many close relationships he formed with fellow community members.
In recent years, Jay became increasingly active with the Jewish Federation and its Development Department, specifically. Jay served on the Create Your Jewish Legacy Committee, steering the community-wide Federation program aimed at helping Jewish agencies and congregations launch legacy giving campaigns. The program has helped organizations and the community as a whole secure over 1,000 legacy gift commitments. While Jay’s legacy of service and leadership to the community is deserving, in and of itself, of admiration, Jay also wanted to secure his legacy of generosity by making the arrangements for his legacy gift commitments to organizations.
Jay and Sue spoke about their commitment to the Jewish community and the importance of legacy giving in this video:
JCGC is honored to have been included in Jay and Sue’s legacy plan and honored to have Jay’s son-in-law, Izar Spivak, joining the JCGC Board, as of January 1, 2019. Izar has already been volunteering with JCGC for several months. Izar and his wife, Stacey, are both recent graduates of the Jewish Federation’s Young Adult LEAD program.
When asked about why Jay had volunteered on JCGC’s Board, among all the other volunteer commitments he already had, Izar and Stacey attributed it to the holistic view Jay had about the Jewish community, where each agency is an integral part of a “whole” community. There was a need, and so, Jay “just answered the call when someone asked,” Izar remarked. In addition, Izar noted that Jay always spoke highly of his fellow JCGC Board members.
Jay’s “fighting spirit,” Izar said, and his ability to “persevere and overcome the hurdles he encountered in life,” are an inspiration. Despite challenges of his own, Izar and Stacey note that Jay, “continued to mentor and inspire people around him, without realizing the he did so. These are the types of people that make and support our community.”
For Izar and Stacey, “Legacy” means that the community will continue, through their efforts and through the values they are instilling in their children: “We hope that our children will understand and be proud of being Jewish and learn to support the Jewish community and the whole surrounding community they live in.”
JCGC is so grateful to be a part of the legacy of Jay and Sue Price and honored to be working with the next generation of community leaders, honoring an incredible and continuing legacy of generosity, service, and leadership.
A legacy gift can be easily made through a bequest or designating JCGC as a beneficiary of an IRA or retirement plan or a life insurance policy. A lifetime gift to JCGC can also be designated as a legacy gift, ensuring that funds will continue to help serve JCGC’s mission in perpetuity.
If you have made a legacy commitment to JCGC, be sure to let us know. If you would like to discuss a legacy gift commitment, please call David Harris at 513-961-0178 or email firstname.lastname@example.org