$815,000 Bequeathed by Lehman for Charitable and Cultural Causes
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$815,000 Bequeathed by Lehman for Charitable and Cultural Causes

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Eleven organizations and institutions, most of them Jewish, were bequeathed a total of $815,000 in the will of the late Governor Herbert H. Lehman, which was filed for probate here this weekend. Mr. Lehman died at the age of 85 on December 5.

The largest amount, $300,000, will go the Edith and Herbert Lehman Foundation, a charity trust established by Mr. Lehman and Mrs. Lehman. The Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York is to receive $100,000. Bequests of $50,000 each were made to Mount Sinai Hospital, Brandeis University, Jewish, Theological Seminary, Henry Street Settlement, the American Jewish Committee, the Jewish Guild for the Blind, the Play School Association and Williams College, Recordings for the Blind is to receive $15,000.

In addition, 32 works of art are to be distributed among charitable organizations to be named by the executors of Mr. Lehman’s estate.

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