RJF to celebrate May 30

By Robert on April 27, 2018 in Uncategorized,

Annual Meeting

On May 30, at its annual meeting, Richmond Jewish Foundation will celebrate and thank its many donors. A public celebration of our community-wide Life & Legacy initiative will follow.

At the annual meeting, RJF will thank Adam Plotkin for his steadfast leadership as chairman for the last two years. We also will welcome our new chair, Frances Goldman.

Jack Paul Fine Mitzvah Society Award

The Foundation will present the Jack Paul Fine Mitzvah Society Award to Heritage Wealth Advisors. Jack Paul Fine (OBM) loved his family, his community and his profession.

His fingerprints are on dozens of funds created at RJF. He served as chairman of RJF from 1996-1998 and received the Anne & S. Sidney Meyers Endowment Achievement Award in 2002. The Jack Paul Fine Mitzvah Society Award is a fitting tribute to Jack’s devotion to his profession and to the strength and continuity of Richmond’s Jewish community.

RJF is honored to present this award to Heritage Wealth Advisors for their commitment to building long-term and lasting relationships with many of Richmond Jewish Foundation’s most ardent supporters and donors and to help them with their charitable giving goals and priorities.

Founded in 2005 by Dee Ann Remo, Heritage Wealth Advisors is a fee-only Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) with offices in Richmond and Fredericksburg. Their core client solutions include investment management, income tax planning and preparation, financial consulting services and family office offerings. HWA currently collaborates with over 280 families and manages approximately $1.2 billion in client assets.

It is Heritage Wealth Advisors mission to help their clients achieve their personal financial goals and philanthropic purpose, which in many instances includes the desire to give back to Jewish organizations in the Richmond area.

Meyers Award

This year’s Anne and S. Sidney Meyers Endowment Achievement Award is being presented to Sue and Charles (OBM) Harowitz.

Recognizing that human resources are vital to the attraction of fiscal resources, an award was created to be presented to community members who have made outstanding local and national contributions to the field of Jewish endowments. The Meyers believed that the award would encourage others to become involved and benefit the community. The Anne and S. Sidney Meyers Endowment Achievement Award is a fitting memorial to the Meyers’ devotion. Each time it is presented, it reminds us all of Anne and Sidney Meyers (OBM) dedication and commitment to the Richmond Jewish community.

Charles and Sue first began a relationship with RJF in 1999 by creating the  Florine H. and Charles L. Harowitz  Donor Advised Fund. This relationship continues today as Sue recently funded the Florine H. and Charles L. Harowitz Legacy Fund that was created prior to Charles’s passing in 2015.

The family’s fund supports local and national Jewish and secular organizations and Israel. Charles was an ardent supporter of RJF, serving on the board, chairing the finance committee, and serving on the grants committee. Charles was awarded the RJF Chairman’s Award in 2000 for his leadership and dedication to RJF. The Harowitzs have been longtime members of Temple Beth-El. Charles served on the board and was involved in numerous projects including the renovation of the sanctuary and the construction of the religious school building on Parham Road.

Sue is a lifelong member of Hadassah, served as the Sisterhood Ways and Means Chair at Temple Beth-El and was the president of the Beth Sholom Auxiliary.

Charles was a rabid Hokie who was passionate about continuing a legacy at Virginia Tech. He was an active supporter of the Virginia Tech Hillel that Sue continues to support.  The family created both the Florine H. and Charles L. Harowitz Endowed Scholarship in the College of Science and the Charles L. and Florine H. Harowitz Judaic Studies Endowment Fund.

Sue recently said, “I look at our endowment fund as an investment in the future to ensure positive change in our community. Years ago Charles and I started 529 Education Funds for our grandchildren to invest in their education and the dividend has been rewarding. We viewed investing in the endowment fund the same way. We wanted to make a strong statement by investing in our Jewish community.”

Please join Richmond Jewish Foundation board and staff at the Weinstein JCC on May 30 at 5:30 p.m. to congratulate these community leaders and families at our Annual Meeting and at 6:15 p.m. to celebrate the second year of our community-wide Life & Legacy program.