Legacy Stories
“I feel most grateful to pursue a profession that finds a reward.”

Judy AbramsJudy Todd Abram’s philosophy about philanthropy and about her life’s work is evident in the remarks she made shortly before she lost her battle to cancer last summer.

Said Judy, “I feel most grateful to have been given the opportunity to pursue a profession that in and of itself finds a reward. There is so much to be done and so many ways to do it!  With a little creativity, we can match the generosity of those with a giving heart to the ever-growing needs of our region.  I love my role in helping to facilitate this match.”

Judy did more than just serve as a match-maker — she was also an active participant. During her lifetime, our Endowment Fund was the beneficiary of numerous gifts from Judy both in time and in financial support, as well as in her last will and testament.  By establishing a Named Fund while she was alive and further building the fund with a bequest in her will, Judy made the irreplaceable gift of perpetuating her own memory and giving a gift to something she deeply cared about — her house of worship. And her gift now keeps giving… year after year.

~ Judy Todd Abrams
(1946 -2010)

Reprinted from the 2011 Annual Report

Leaving Your Legacy

As we honor the visionary commitment of these thoughtful philanthropists, we hope, in turn, that others will be inspired to follow their footsteps. Establishing your personal legacy gift of any size is welcomed — and will leave a unique and lasting imprint of your and/or your family’s deep connection to our traditions, culture, values and congregation.

To learn more about the many legacy opportunities available, click here, or contact Alison Berman in the Endowment Office at aberman@ourtemple.org or (205) 397-0814.