The Amy Lipton Endowment for the Children of Israel
Amy Lipton, a core board member of Friends of Ofanim, passed away in early 2015. The board of Friends of Ofanim named our endowment The Amy Lipton Endowment for the Children of Israel as a way of ensuring the ongoing education of children from Israel’s periphery, something that was so important to Amy.
Amy lived fully and with great purpose. She had a long and successful career as an attorney, including serving as general counsel and deputy general counsel at Cendant. Amy’s life was shaped by passionately held values that centered on family, friends, and acts of goodness. She cared deeply about making the world a better place, and was respected for her intelligence, generosity, persuasive advocacy, and thoughtful philanthropy.
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Amy was active in Israel education, advocacy, and philanthropy. She served on AIPAC’s National Council, Northeast Regional Council and Fairfield County Council. Amy also co-founded a pro-Israel women’s political group. She received the Letter Writer of the Year Award for 2012 from the Committee for Accuracy in Middle Eastern Reporting in America (“CAMERA”), and served on its New York Advisory Board.
Amy served on the boards of Friends of Ofanim, UJA Greenwich, Literacy Volunteers of Stanford/Greenwich,
For the Love of Life Foundation, The Polyphony Foundation, Temple Sholom, The Rye Country Day School Auxiliary, and the Museum of Art and Design. Her active commitment to serving the global Jewish community and beyond continues to serve as an inspiration to us all.
Please note that, in strict conformance with IRS guidelines, Friends of Ofanim does not accept contributions that are earmarked or required to be distributed to Ofanim or any other organization. The Directors of Friends of Ofanim have complete discretion and control over the ultimate disposition of any contributions received by the organization.
While donors may suggest that their gifts be used for a specific purpose, these requests are non‐binding on Friends of Ofanim. This ensures that gifts made to Friends of Ofanim are tax‐deductible and that Friends of Ofanim fulfills its duties and obligations as a U.S.tax‐exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Code. Donors may make unrestricted contributions to Friends of Ofanim, and in these cases, the Directors will determine the manner in which contributed funds will be used.