Supporting Hadassah has been a long-standing tradition for the women in Florence Pomerantz's family, and she has been proud to carry on this commitment to her heritage for more than 60 years.
Married in 1948, Florence and her late husband, Maurice, spent five wonderful years together until Maurice died suddenly, leaving her to raise their two young sons alone. Working tirelessly to provide a good life for herself and her boys, Florence ran a successful rental business for more than five decades. Today, at age 96, she is enjoying an active retired life as a mother and grandmother.
Trying to be both mother and father to her growing children, Florence wasn't able to actively participate in her local Hadassah chapter. However, she treasured her membership and faithfully contributed as much as she could throughout the years. In 1976, she became a life member.
"It has always been important to me to support those who are helping people and saving lives," says Florence, who despite her demanding family commitments made it a priority to stay informed about the advancements made in the hospitals subsidized by Hadassah.
A Gift That Makes Payments to Her
Florence's unwavering concern for the health of the people in her homeland led her to establish a charitable gift annuity with Hadassah. "The annuity will benefit the hospitals and provide me with an allowance for the rest of my days," she explains. It's been very meaningful to Florence to maintain a relationship with Hadassah throughout her life, and she hopes her gift will help sustain the organization for generations of women to come.
As Florence approaches her own centennial birthday, she reflects on the century-long history of Hadassah and the impact it will continue to have on health care. "Hadassah has served millions of people and made them strong and well," she says. "It is a powerful organization that's doing something different. I'm happy to support its future."
"Of all the charitable organizations I could give to, I chose Hadassah," shares Florence. "My heart is in Israel, and I want to help the hospital and my people."
Contact Planned Giving & Estates at (800) 428-8884 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the benefits you can receive when you establish a charitable gift annuity with Hadassah.