In endowing my gift to the United Jewish Federation Women’s Division I gratefully acknowledge my parents Stanley and Pauline Foster, whose vision and generosity in establishing the Foster Family Foundation has enhanced my ability to fulfill the mitzvah of tzedakah in the San Diego Jewish Community, Israel and around the world. By creating our family foundation they have provided an instrument to translate the values learned from their parents, and their parents before that into much needed support for religious, educational, cultural and social service agencies and institutions.

I hope to pass on to my children and the generations that follow a commitment to shared communal responsibility and the satisfaction that comes from collaborating with others for the common good. Philanthropy provides a meaningful avenue to help realize my ideal of being a worthy link in the unbroken chain of Jewish life, a connection forged from a long and momentous history, and passed on from Abraham to the present day.