George and Mary Ann Scher

There are events in one’s life that make you sit back and take an accounting of your own life. My sister passed away suddenly at a young age. Her will was very general and did not reflect her life or her philanthropy. George and I wanted to be sure that this didn’t happen to us and that our will was a living document of who we are and what we stand for.

My Lion of Judah Endowment to United Jewish Federation is a result of that experience. I wanted to leave a permanent gift in San Diego for an organization I care deeply about and believe in wholeheartedly; and I want my action to serve as a role model for my children.