March 4, 2019

Fostering a Sense of Belonging

As stewards in this community that has given them so much, Amy says having a Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) with the Foundation has “helped us to be much more thoughtful in our giving. Instead of logistically trying to figure out how to give out money each time, we do it all at once. Then we can take our time and really plan how we want to give.”
March 22, 2019

Protected: Open L’Dor V’dor

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April 3, 2019

Making An Impact Around the Kitchen Table

How Michael and Caren Merlin share their love of philanthropic giving with their children Growing up in Atlanta, in the […]
May 1, 2019

Taking Family Philanthropy to New Heights

A native of Long Island, New York, Valerie Weitzner grew up in a community with a strong Jewish presence and […]
June 5, 2019

Giving Passionately and Locally

Melissa Berman is a wife, a mom of three, a competitive tennis player, a philanthropist, and a cancer survivor.  In December 2017, Melissa embarked on a journey that began with an abnormal MRI and led to early detection of stage 1 breast cancer.
November 30, 2018

When Education Means Everything

Gail Ripans’ late mother, Helen Weintraub (née Guttentag), immigrated to the United States from Poland as a pre-teen, in the 1920s. Though Helen managed to escape the Holocaust, many of her relatives did not. That memory of extended family members who died during the Shoah has made Gail keenly focused on ensuring that future generations can access Jewish education.
December 21, 2018

Balser Bids Big on Super Bowl Weekend

Now in its 13th year, the Balser Symposium, slated the same weekend as Super Bowl crowds hit Atlanta, continues its mission to turn this city into a philanthropic hub. The Super Bowl may be top of mind for many Atlantans the first weekend in February. But for financial and legal experts intent on making a positive impact on their communities, there’s only one name that matters: Balser.
June 1, 2018

Remember the Tart-ans

Growing up on a tobacco farm in eastern North Carolina, Steve Tart came by his love of the game naturally – surrounded as he was by what could only be termed a family of football fanatics. With cousins and a brother who, like Steve, played the game through college, a deep and abiding love of athletics and sportsmanship must have hung on the air.
November 6, 2018

Get On the Bus

It wasn’t until Dr. Ron Eichel moved to Atlanta and immersed himself within the city’s compassionate and welcoming Jewish community that he began to fully live out a regular practice of tzedakah (giving back). “I didn’t come from a background of philanthropy and was drawn in by close friends to become involved,” he said. “I felt that the Jewish community was such a big part of my success professionally that I wanted to give back as much as possible.”

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