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Life & Legacy

Community Day School is participating in the Life & Legacy program that is a collaboration between the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Pittsburgh.

The goal is to preserve vibrant Jewish life for future generations by ensuring the long-term financial health of Jewish community organizations in Pittsburgh.

There are many different ways to leave your own legacy by including Community Day School in your will or as a beneficiary of your retirement fund. You don't have to be wealthy—just committed to CDS and the Pittsburgh Jewish community.

Whether you already have a will or are just getting started, it's always the right time to think about how you want to be remembered and what impact you can make.

Life & Legacy Donors

* List of July 1, 2023

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Laura Arnold 
Dan and Ronna Askin
Moshe Baran
Cantor Laura Berman
Joshua Breslau
Ari and May Chester
Nicole Evoy

Jay L. Fingeret
Margie Fischman
Josh and Shiri Friedman
Dan Gelman
Eva Gelman
Miriam Ginsberg (z"l)
Adrienne and Evan Indianer
Jenny and Chad Jones 
Stuart Kaplan
Ken Levin 
Michael and Caryl Levin
Gina Favish Levine
Noah and Aviva Lubowsky
Fara and Andy Marcus
David and Carole Maretsky
Tzippy Mazer
Jack and Bernice Meyers
Marcie Mitre
Simon and Deborah Moltz
Shirley Moritz
Avi Baran Munro
Boaz Munro
Isaac Munro
Paul Munro 
Barry R. Nathan
Robert O’Doherty
Barbara Parker
Bruce and Jane Rollman
Edward Russakoff
Andrew Sahud
Hannah Sahud
Derek Smith 
Irene Smith
Richard Smith (z"l)
Rabbi Stephen and Lisa Steindel
Laura Stone
Marc and Lisa Tannenbaum
Barbara Trachtenberg
Nancy and Gary Tuckfelt
Howard and Nicole Valinsky
Mark and Bari Weinberger 
Joseph and Phyllis Weinkle
Lou and Amy Weiss
Nancy Weitzman
Bob and Roelie Whitehill
Maretsky Family

"CDS has well-prepared my children and grandchildren for higher academic learning success. They are independent thinkers, as well as leaders among their peers. They are willing give back to their community by volunteering their time for various organizations and projects. We want to pay forward all that CDS has done to enrich our family and to ensure future children the same opportunities. We are proud to support Life & Legacy in Pittsburgh.”

— David and Carole Maretsky, CDS alumni grandparents

As our children have grown, it is clear how their time at CDS helped them see the inequities in the world and engage in activities to address them. We have learned that the cost of providing the education we demand is substantial. In response, we give generously to CDS through gifts to the annual and endowment campaigns. It seemed only fitting to include CDS in our legacy planning, too. We hope that our gift will inspire others to give and make sure that the school can continue to attract and inspire the Jewish families of Pittsburgh.KEN LEVIN & MARCIE MITRE, CDS alumni parents

Community Day School is not only academically rigorous and preparing my children for life from a traditional educational standpoint, but they are teaching and exposing my children to values that I believe in and exploring and questioning important issues of morality and inclusion and kindness. They are helping my children to be prepared for life on all fronts. Every kid in the world should be lucky enough to have a CDS education. It is my duty to make sure that future generations of kids in Pittsburgh can have this experience—that is why I made the Life and Legacy commitment.HANNAH SAHUD, CDS alumni parent

Meredith Brown

Meredith Brown

Director of Institutional Advancement