Richard Effress I learned about tzedakah early in life as both my parents were involved in the local Federation in Minneapolis. My parents’ legacy is a foundation they created with the Federation as the supporting organization. I want to leave my own legacy for several reasons. First, to allow the Jewish community to continue to benefit from a gift even after my lifetime. Second, to help ensure a vibrant future for the Jewish community that my children will be proud to be part of. And third, to set an example that in tzedakah dor l’dor.