Berey/Schwartz Families

Carol & Lew Berey: “Having funds set aside in a charitable giving account allows us to enjoy the process of helping the organizations we value most. In addition to our regular contributions, we decided to allocate a segment of our funds for family giving. The process started with asking our grandchildren to identify causes they felt most important. After doing research, we met to evaluate their findings and made selections. It was a very meaningful exercise for three generations to talk about the effectiveness of our dollars, and mostly, to share in the feeling of assisting those in need.”

Dana & Neal Schwartz and Allison Berey: “The Jewish Community Foundation provides us a meaningful home for our charitable giving. We are committed to maintaining a connection with the Kansas City Jewish community, as well as to specific national and international organizations. We see this method as one of many ways to model for our children the values of empathy, kindness, respect and support of others.”