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Insurance Trust Fund Gives $4,500 to Eight Causes

January 20, 1933
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Eight Jewish institutions—six local and two national—are to benefit from a special insurance trust agreement prepared by the late Samuel P. Wilkus during his lifetime. Mr. Wilkus died in Los Angeles on Dec. 20 and funeral services were held in Detroit on Jan. 1.

The trust insurance agreement, prepared by Morris Garvett, attorney, names Mr. Garvett and David Wilkus, son of the deceased, as trustees. The agreement distributes the sum of $4,500 as follows:

Jewish Old Folks’ Home of Detroit, $1,000; Detroit Fresh Air Fund, $500; Young Women’s Hebrew Association of Detroit, $500; United Hebrew Schools, $500; Hebrew Free Loan Association, $500; Jewish Children’s Home, $500; National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives at Denver, $500; Jewish Consumptive Relief Society of Denver, $500.

This trust agreement is similar to the one that was written, also by Mr. Garvett, for the late Abraham Cohen, who assigned a sum of $10,000 for various institutions, the Congregation Shaarey Zedek receiving $5,000. Mr. Garvett’s efforts in urging the writing of insurance trust agreements have been lauded as making a definite contribution to the needs of worthy causes.

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