An Unexpected Gift Significantly Impacts the Lives of Others

By Dana Rubin • Development Director


In early December of 2016, Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis (JFCS) received a call from a prospective donor. We were unfamiliar with his connection to JFCS, and in fact, he lived nearly 60 miles from the Twin Cities. He shared with us that two of his immediate family members had received exceptional and compassionate care through our Counseling Services over 20 years ago. The help they received from JFCS meant so much to him that upon his retirement from his long-time employer, he felt this was the right time in his life to acknowledge his gratitude. He generously chose to make a gift in honor of those he loved. The family’s gift of $25,000 to JFCS Mental Health Services program will make a meaningful and significant impact on the lives of others, and we are truly grateful for this support.


Each dollar you donate to Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis makes a difference to the thousands of individuals and families who turn to us for assistance each year. Last year, with your help, JFCS raised over $615,000 for Give2016.  We hope you will continue your support with a gift to the Give2017 campaign. Each year we see the needs of our community grow. This year, we hope to see our donor base grow as well. With you, and the help of others, we will achieve this goal.