LIFE & LEGACY® for JCamp 180

LIFE & LEGACY® for JCamp 180 provides training, support, and monetary incentives to motivate Jewish Camps affiliated with JCamp 180 to secure after-lifetime commitments with the aim of building permanent endowments that will sustain vibrant Jewish camps for years to come.

Based on a highly successful model conceived by Gail Littman at the San Diego Jewish Community Foundation, Camp Legacy is a three-year program providing training, guidance, and financial incentives to inspire camps to plan and launch a program to actively seek bequests and other after-life gift commitments to benefit camps' endowments.

To date, 57 camps have participated in JCamp 180's Camp Legacy Initiative. Of these, 41 have achieved their three-year Legacy goals and incentives while seven more are actively pursuing their goals. Approximately 3,580 individuals and families have made legacy pledges to camps, representing an estimated $76.5 million in future commitments to their favorite camps. Harold Grinspoon and JCamp 180 are very proud of these achievements!

“The Camp Legacy Initiative was a true gift to our camp. We so desperately needed a nest egg for our future and needed direction and guidance on how to achieve that goal. Without the Harold Grinspoon Foundation we would have never accomplished this in such a professional way.”

- Rivkie Lafer, Chair, Camp Moshava of Wild Rose Wisconsin

Legacy Program Update

  • Camp Legacy Program Update - August 2018
    • If your camp has NOT gone through the JCamp 180 Camp Legacy Initiative, read our Camp Legacy Program Update to learn about program requirements and tentative schedule
If your camp is not already part of the Camp Legacy Program and you are interested in taking part, please reach out to Julia Riseman.

Do you have questions about the Camp Legacy Program or application process? Please contact your JCamp 180 Mentor or JCamp 180 Director Sarah Eisinger.

Are you just getting started in Legacy? Check out our Camp Legacy Workbook for a good overview of what makes a successful Legacy program. Loooking for more? We have a number of resources and samples to help you with your Legacy program in our Knowledge Center.

2018 Camp Legacy Initiative Webinar Series

Participant Resources

Camp Legacy Initiative Success

Congratulations to all of the camps that have received the JCamp 180 Gail Littman Memorial Legacy Stewardship Award!

Camps receiving their Legacy Program Bonus Checks at our Annual Conference.

Camps receiving their Legacy Program bonus checks at our annual conference.