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 Updates
- 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.
- Applications for joining the Camp Legacy Program are now open - apply today!
Do you have questions about the Camp Legacy Program or application process? Please contact your JCamp 180 Mentor or Mitch Kupperman
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
- Progress Report Template
- Travel Reimbursement Policy
- JCamp 180 has updated its Travel Reimbursement Policy. This policy is for camps participating in the Camp Legacy Initiative or GIFT Program only at this time.
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.