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Cleveland Jewish News
November 10th, 2006
Kate & Natan
Kate Levin & Natan Milgrom
Mary and Scott Levin of Hudson announce the engagement of their daughter Kate to Natan Milgrom, son of Hedy and Michael Milgrom of Beachwood.
Ms. Levin, granddaughter of Marylin and Richard Levin of Canton and the late Patricia and Joseph Pachman, is a student at The Ohio State University, majoring in Hebrew and Jewish studies.
Mr. Milgrom, grandson of Pearl and Marc Pufeles of Joliet, Ill., Esther Milgrom of Minneapolis, and the late Rabbi Louis Milgrom, is a student at the The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, majoring in finance and real estate.
A June 2008 wedding is planned.
Kate Levin Milgrom & Natan Milgrom
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Jewish community instills responsibility to give back
Cleveland Jewish News Oct 15, 2014
Contrary to common misconception, the words “philanthropist” and “multimillionaire” are not synonymous. Philanthropy, a Greek word that can be translated into “love of humanity,” has as much to do with a person’s attitude and wish to make a difference in the world as it does with financials.
“I think that anyone who sees the world outside of themselves and wants to make a positive change can become a philanthropist,” said Hedy Milgrom, a vice president specializing in endowments and development at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. “It has to do with your vision of what the world can be.”
The road to becoming a philanthropist can begin very early in life.
The Jewish community starts teaching children to give at a young age, said Milgrom, whether that’s putting a quarter in the pushke before Shabbat, giving to a certain cause or helping out in an emergency situation or natural disaster.
Philanthropist Kim Pesses of Moreland Hills, whose family has a supporting foundation through the Federation, said, “At the very outset, I have been lucky enough to have parents who were philanthropists themselves and instilled that ethos in their children.
It’s something we were raised with. We have a responsibility to give back to the community.”
Giving charity is something that helps the needy, said Milgrom, but philanthropy goes beyond that. It transcends helping to put food on a table and moves towards areas such as arts and education, reaching out to places such as universities and hospitals.
Philanthropists can set up funds and foundations through the Federation, which has more than 800 donor-advised funds and more than 50 supporting foundations representing several thousand donors, where staff members can help them direct their philanthropy.
Pesses said that when she and her family were determining what kind of fund they wanted to establish, they turned to the Federation for guidance, support and advice.
“We do a lot of our philanthropy through our family foundation,” she said.
Much of their charity work focuses on education and scholarships, donating to schools such as Cleveland State University, Cuyahoga Community College and Cleveland Institute of Art, as well as grants that will help people help themselves and become self-sufficient.
When donors come to the Federation for guidance, Milgrom said she first asks the following questions: “What is it that moves your heart? What is it that floats your boat?”
“We always start with asking, what are the things that motivate you in the world?” she said.
Pesses volunteered for various organizations, and said the next natural step was to support those organizations.
“I tend to support heavily the organizations I’ve been involved with, from Rainbow Babies (and Children’s Hospital) to the Alzheimer’s Association to, of course, the Federation and JFSA (Jewish Family Service Association),” said Pesses.
Once a member of the Federation finds out the donor’s interest in a specific area, they can often refer them to an organization, then help the donor evaluate the potential grantee’s program by looking at its mission statement and assessing the organization’s ability to carry out its objective. The Federation can also set up a site visit to make sure the prospective philanthropist is able to do as much research as possible before donating.
When making philanthropic decisions, it is important that these are educated decisions, said Milgrom. The organization must have the capacity to carry out its mission.
Pesses spent her first career in nonprofit management.
“That gave me really good insight on the grant-seeking side,” she said.
Pesses recommends that those wishing to get involved in philanthropy in the Jewish community speak with people at the Federation for guidance.
“Especially for people who didn’t have the opportunity to grow up with that and see that modeled in their own family, it is sometimes an educational process,” she said.
Some philanthropists pair donating funds with hands-on involvement by volunteering or serving on the board of the organization to better understand its work.
There is no set amount of money that a philanthropist has to give, and one can still be a philanthropist without having a formal fund or foundation, said Milgrom.
“There really isn’t a range,” said Milgrom. “It’s what’s meaningful to you. You don’t have to be a multimillionaire.”
The minimum level to open a donor-advised fund at the Federation is $100.
“There are people with means who are not philanthropists – their own choice,” said Milgrom. “There are people with modest or more substantial means who see things in a different way and choose to be philanthropists. Part of what gives them pleasure in life is to make the world a more beautiful place.”
“For people that don’t have the financial resources, you can still give back in terms of your time and efforts,” said Pesses. “My biggest piece of advice is just to become involved in organizations or causes that you are passionate about. In most cases, that will lead to the desire to want to do more. You can be a philanthropist by giving $100. It doesn’t have to be huge dollars.”
Hedy Milgrom Senior Vice President / Chief Development Officer
Hedy Milgrom is a Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland overseeing the organization's Endowment and Development Program which grants more than $100 million each year from its supporting foundations, donor advised and special purpose funds, as well as from the Federation's Endowment Fund. Her duties also include oversight of all of the Federation's resource development efforts, including the annual Campaign for Jewish Needs.
Prior to joining the Jewish Federation, Ms. Milgrom was director of development and admissions at the Gross Schechter Day School for 14 years. She holds a B.S. from Illinois State University and an M.A. from Florida State University.
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