Hadassah has been an important part of the lives of Susan and David Shevrin of West Bloomfield, Michigan, for many years. Susan's mother, Ester Rosenthal, was a lifelong member of the Eleanor Roosevelt Chapter, and David's mother, Aliza Shevrin, is a lifelong member of the Ann Arbor Chapter. David recalls that he would not have met Susan if it weren’t for Hadassah. “My mother was attending a chapter meeting and was introduced to Susan, who was invited to the meeting by a friend. Susan gave her number to my mother and I made the wise decision of calling her.” Hadassah continued to play a role during their courtship. “While we were dating, we attended a Chocolate Extravaganza fundraising event in Ann Arbor,” says Susan. The couple has now been married for 25 years.
“I grew up in an active, joyous Jewish household,” Susan says. “My mother valued the mission of Hadassah—supporting health and education in Israel—and she passed those values on to me. That is why David and I are supporting Hadassah in the present and look forward to giving in the future.”
David works as a nonprofit consultant, while Susan is a retired middle school Spanish teacher. As the pandemic began, they realized the time was right to contemplate their estate plan and were intent on supporting organizations whose missions they believed in wholeheartedly.
Susan and David appreciate that Hadassah is committed to medical care and education that benefits people in Israel and around the world. They are proud that Hadassah helps all people in need regardless of their ethnicity, race, or nationality. Susan and David have provided for Hadassah through a legacy gift in their estate plan to help ensure that Hadassah’s important work will continue into the future.
“We chose to support Youth Aliyah villages because they provide a stable environment and critical support for young people who have faced difficulties and challenges in their lives,” says Susan. “We included Hadassah’s General Fund in our plan, too, which is unrestricted support that can meet unforeseen needs.”
Susan and David note that they always intended to make Hadassah part of their legacy and encourage others to contact Hadassah’s Planned Giving & Estates department to do the same.
Contact Planned Giving & Estates at (800) 428-8884 or firstname.lastname@example.org to have a conversation about how your support can help Hadassah keep people healthy and safe.