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Legacy Society

Tawonga Legacy Society Members are individuals or families who have made an investment to ensure that children in the future will have a Tawonga that is as strong and impactful as it is for children today.

Please join in ensuring a vibrant future for Camp by making a gift in your will, trust, retirement account, or life insurance policy today. Your generosity will benefit generations of Tawonga campers and staff and the Jewish community as a whole.

Become a Tawonga Legacy Society Member

To join, simply download, fill out and sign the Letter of Intent and return to our office.

If you have already named Camp Tawonga in your will or estate plan, please let us know so we can welcome you to our Legacy Society.

List of Members

Members represent an endowment fund of more than $10,000 and/or have made a bequest or planned gift in their estate plans.

Adam Alcabes Steve Gershik Michelle & Sue Kletter John F. Sampson
Ari A. Baruth Melinna Askin Gershik Ken & Felicia Kramarz Norman Schlossberg
Adam Berman Jordan Gill Marilyn* & Steve Lazar Renee Samson
Jen & Jon Boxerman Len Goldberg Josh Leslie Randall Schwartz
Gabrielle Bressack Nicole Goldstein Roger M. Low Larissa (Lara) Siegel
Barbara & Lawrence Cahn Ann Gonski & John Scott Aaron Mandel Lori Silverstein
Melissa Cahn Norm* & Squeek Grabstein* Rebecca L. Meyer Stella Sedletskaya
Steve Catechi Richard Grabstein & Harriette Unger Sydney Mintz Libby & Frank Silver
Jessica Chizen Jeff Greendorfer Eva & Ernest Newbrun Jamie Simon
Heather Robert Coffman & David E. Coffman

Harold Grinspoon Joyce Newstat Katelyn Rose Simons
Eleanor & Ralph* Coffman Rabbi Sholom Groesberg* Barbara Niss Ben Simrin
Cohen Family Robert Heller* Erick Ordin & Miriam Marx Ordin Nora Smith
Jessica Colvin Rachael Henderson Elise Peck Diane Stern & Alejandro Quintana
Kenneth* & Thelma Colvin Jed Herman Brian Permutt Judy Stern & Dan Mihalovich
Ashley & Jamie Costello Sheila & Ned Himmel Avi & Sarah Perna Melanie Wartenberg
Ilana Drummond Yeva Johnson & Michael Potter Caitlin Quinn Sharon & Joshua Weinberg
Susan & Bill Epstein Ryley Katz Eric Raznick & Tracey Erwin Adam Weisberg
Denise Feinsod Nina Kaufman & Dan Kaplan Sue Reinhold & Deborah Newbrun Marilyn* & Raymond Weisberg
Philip & Lisa Feldman Gene & Susan Kaufman Monica Pallie Rocchino Lisa & Matthew Wertheim
Michael & Anna Fogelman Rachael Kirk-Cortez Saul & Barbara Rockman Brian Wise
Perry Kayla Fox Joseph & Leslie Kleitman Gregg Ivan Bernell Rubenstein Harold & Marie Zlot
Darin Freitag

*Of blessed memory

Commonly Asked Questions

How much does it cost me now to become a Legacy Society Member?

By including Tawonga in your will, trust, retirement account, or life insurance policy, you can make a gift that costs you nothing during your lifetime. You can make a gift of any amount that suits your financial needs. We’re ready to work with you and your advisors to craft a gift plan that best meets your goals and objectives.

What is a Letter of Intent?

A Letter of Intent acknowledges your pledge to include Camp Tawonga in your estate plan and announces your commitment to your family and the community. By signing, you will join other dedicated members of our community who deeply value the impact that camp makes in the lives of children.

What will my money go to?

You can designate your gift any way you choose, or you may decide to endow your gift to Tawonga’s General Endowment fund.

Your gift could:

  • Make financial aid available to a growing number of families, ensuring access to camp to children and families of all means.
  • Create opportunities for program development and expansion during the summer and throughout the year
  • Ensure the upkeep, maintenance and expansion of Camp’s buildings and grounds, from building new camper cabins to stewarding our forested land.
  • Provide resources for the “greening” of Camp, from the energy we consume to the building materials we use and the food we serve.

Tawonga’s Book of Life

Tawonga’s Book of Life is an online collection of stories from Tawongans who hold camp dearly in their hearts and who have planned to make a legacy gift to provide for Camp’s most critical needs. The stories express the influence that camp has had on their lives or the lives of loved ones and illustrate our community’s commitment to children now and in future generations.

Write Your Own Story

Write your own story to be in the Tawonga Book of Life

If you are a Legacy Society Member, we invite you to write your own testimonial – a short statement that captures your history, experiences, values, or other reasons for your legacy gift.

Each story will become a page in the Tawonga Book of Life that may appear on our website, newsletters and in printed materials with your approval. To write a story for the Tawonga Book of Life, share a little bit about yourself, your family, or philosophy, and describe how Tawonga is meaningful for you.

Here are some suggestions to help you get started:

  1. Read the questions below and think about what might resonate with you for your story.
    • What is most significant to you about Camp?
    • How has Camp shaped and influenced your life or a family member’s life or Jewish identity?
    • How would you like to be remembered?
    • What are your hopes for the future of Camp or the Jewish people?
    • Why did you choose to make this legacy gift commitment and what do you hope to accomplish with it?
    • Include anything else you would like to mention.
  2. Brainstorm all of your ideas and influences. There is no required formula or guidelines for the type of material you may want to include in your entry.
  3. There is no required minimum or length of for your Book of Life entry, but be succinct to tell your story effectively.
  4. Select one to three photographs (portrait, family, or picture of you at camp) to be displayed on your page. You can send it digitally via email or mail a photo for us to scan and we will return it to you.
  5. Submit your statement and send your photograph(s) to Mollie Breger at mollie@tawonga.org or send to: 
Camp Tawonga, 131 Steuart Street, Ste. 460, San Francisco, CA 94105.
  6. If you need any assistance, please contact Mollie Breger at (415) 543-2267.

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