Voices of Giving: Anne Heldman

Ann Heldman and her late husband George have been pillars of the Jewish community for over 50 years. They are also long-time members of the Abraham Moss Legacy Society which honors those generous Federation donors who have made significant permanent endowment commitments to the Jewish community.

Ann has always had a heart for education. In the past two years, she has made important current gifts the Federation to support both adult learning and to provide books on a monthly basis to families with young children throughout Greater Cincinnati.

Ann also approached the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati because of her belief that academically successful high school students from low-income families should have the opportunity to go to college. Her motivation came from personal experience with an immigrant family and how or whether their talented daughter might be able to continue her studies.

Ann has created a permanent scholarship fund to assist local low-income high school graduates to attend colleges in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. She has already provided the funding to immediately help deserving students and has established a permanent endowment, through her estate plan, to continue this scholarship program in perpetuity.

Ann embodies the highest qualities of philanthropy, making purposeful gifts that have both an immediate and long-term impact. The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati is honored to recognize her for her commitment to bettering the lives of so many Cincinnatians now and for years to come.

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