Charities Receive $605,000 from Estate of Mrs. Schiff
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Charities Receive $605,000 from Estate of Mrs. Schiff

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Seven charitable organizations are bequeathed $605,000 by the estate of the late Mrs. Therese Schiff, widow of Jacob H. Schiff, banker and philanthropist. Mrs. Schiff died last February at the age of seventy-eight.

Included in the bequests are $250,000 to the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies; $150,000 to the Jewish Theologicla Seminary Library; $125,000 to the Solomon and Betty Loeb Memorial House for Convalescents and $50,000 to the Henry Street Settlement; Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institution of Alabama, the Auxiliary of the Montefiore Home and the Y.W.H.A. of New York City, $10,000 each.

The remainder of the estate went to members of the family.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund