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Private generosity makes a critical difference, enabling The Jewish Home Foundation to sustain the community and serve our mission. Your investment allows Jewish Home to seek innovative options, helping people age meaningfully and with dignity. See the impact of your gift for yourself by clicking here. Please join us to support the work of the Foundation.

Now, more than ever, we need your help in order to continue to care for all those in our community.

The needs of those we serve threaten to outpace our resources. Many seniors are living longer and longer and, through no fault of their own, their financial resources just aren’t enough to see them through. We are innovating every step of the way to ensure quality of life for seniors and peace of mind for their families—all while maintaining a commitment to choice, dignity, compassion, and meaning. Today marks a new chapter in the history of Jewish Home. Together, let’s turn the page… With your help, our residents can live longer and live better.

We invite you to join us in supporting these critical areas:

  • Annual Giving
    • Platinum Circle
    • Golden Alliance
    • Friends of the Foundation
  • Planned Giving
  • Tribute Giving
  • Corporate Giving



Annual Giving: This is your year

This is our year. Together with your support, our annual campaign gives us what we need to keep our existing programs going—and to develop new ones. These are the programs that make all the difference every single day: right here, right now. Jewish education, recreational and cultural art therapies and many others are possible because of your generous annual gift.

Donors who invest in our annual campaign will become members of one of our giving societies.

Platinum Circle: Top-tier annual donors who contribute $1,500 or more each year
Golden Alliance: A collection of leaders who contribute $500 or more each year
Friends of the Foundation: Donors who contribute up to $499 each year

Experience extraordinary rewards.

All donors at the leadership level of $500 or more are:

  • Invited to participate in special, cultural and educational events throughout the year
  • Highlighted in our Annual Report which is distributed to our community
  • Recognized on the donor wall at the Jewish Home, and during various Foundation events throughout the year
  • Invited to our annual donor recognition event

Planned Giving: This is Legacy

Did you know that you can make a planned gift to Jewish Home Foundation and include your loved ones in your estate plans? Planned giving is a beautiful way to support the people, causes, and organizations that you care about long into the future. One of the ways that Jewish Home is able to consistently provide leading care is through the legacy and generosity of those who came before us. By including Jewish Home Foundation in your estate plans, you help us to continue to provide excellent care for generations to come.


There are many ways to make a planned gift, and your planned gift should be as unique as you are. We can work with you and your financial, personal estate, and/or tax advisors to customize your legacy gift to JHF. Some ways others have made gifts to JHF in the past include:

  • Bequest/Will
  • Individual Retirement Account & Pension Benefits
  • Life Insurance
  • Gifts by Bequest or Living Trust
  • Financial and Brokerage Accounts
  • Life Income Instruments
  • Appreciated Stocks
  • Transfer of Entrance Fee*
    (*for Summit at Brighton residents)


It’s simple and easy to take the first step in the process: reach out to the JHF staff today. The JHF staff has successfully facilitated planned gifts for years and would be pleased to answer any questions you may have. Reach us at foundation@jewishhomefoundation.org.

Tribute Giving: This is honor

There are many milestones in life. A donation can make those milestones even more memorable. It is a gift that pays tribute to someone in a truly meaningful way.


Commemorate special occasions like birthdays, bar and bat mitzvahs, weddings and anniversaries with your tribute gift. We’ll send an acknowledgment to your honoree or honoree’s family to notify them of your thoughtful gift.


Keep a loved one’s memory alive with a digital memorial yahrzeit plaque. Each digital plaque will preserve you loved one’s name and date of passing in our beautiful Joseph E. Silverstein Memorial Court located in the Jewish Home Farash Tower.

Corporate Giving: This is impact

Your company is a valued member of our community at large. You provide a source of pride and a livelihood for so many. We would be honored to have you consider making an even greater impact through our Corporate Partners program. The program is a win-win for our community as well as your company. Your sponsorship associates you with the well-respected Jewish Home brand—and the community of thousands of individuals and families we support and care for.

Interested in learning more about the benefits of being a Corporate Partner? Download our Corporate Partners Info Sheet.

View our current Corporate Partners.

The company you keep.

Your corporate sponsorship puts you in excellent company with a community of donors including respected corporations, entrepreneurs and professionals. Sponsorship also provides visibility to:
300+ donors who are members of the Foundation giving societies — Golden Alliance and Platinum Circle. Both are made up of professionals, business owners, and entrepreneurs who are active leaders at many levels in the community.
1,500 individuals who give to the Foundation through the annual fund, memorial gifts and other means.
3,500 individuals across all Jewish Home programs and services, including transitional care, outpatient rehabilitation, long-term care, home- and community-based services, independent and assisted living, and more.


“The Foundation is the lifeblood of Jewish Home. I know our donation the the Foundation directly enhances the quality of life for our residents across the campus.”

— Julian Goldstein, Donor

“It feels good to know we’ll leave a meaningful gift and lasting legacy. I was inspired by an inherited legacy of giving. It started with my grandfather and continued on with my father. Now it’s my turn to show the next generation the importance of giving back to the community that has given our family so much.”

— Ed Bloom, Donor

“I was so impressed by the tender loving care that my mother received that I became a supporter of the Jewish Home Foundation, and always think of them when there is an opportunity to make a donation in honor or memory of someone.”

— Bernice “Bunny” Skirboll, Donor



You can make a secure, on-line donation right now using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express card.

Pay by check

To make a contribution through the mail, make your check payable to Jewish Home Foundation, and send to Jewish Home Foundation, 2021 Winton Road South, Rochester, NY 14618

Recurring gifts

A donation can be charged to your credit card monthly or quarterly. To make a change to your gift, simply call the Foundation at (585) 784-6384(585) 784-6384 and we’ll take care of it.

Getting together

Our staff will gladly sit with you to discuss your giving interests. Please contact us at (585) 784-6384(585) 784-6384 or foundation@jewishhomefoundation.org to schedule a meeting.


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