IN LOVING MEMORY OF JEFF ASTOR
Jeff Astor was a beloved Son, Brother and Friend to all who knew him. The Jeff Astor Foundation was formed to continue Jeff’s legacy by contributing to the causes closest to him.
We welcome you to explore our website which is filled with past and future campaigns as well as memories of Jeff. Select “About Jeff” to learn more about Jeff’s life and legacy.
For over 30 years The Jeff Astor Foundation has supported ideals and causes that were important to Jeff and our family. To date we have given over $750,000 in grants to various organizations. This past year we transitioned the foundation to become a donor-advised fund supported by the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund. Now known as the Jeff Astor Legacy Fund, our mission and vision remain the same- our giving vehicle has just changed to allow us to focus on the grantees instead of the management of the fund. The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization and your donation is tax deductible
We are grateful to all who have been so generous in supporting the Jeff Astor Foundation over the years.
You may donate by clicking on ‘donate’ at the top of the page. If your donation is made in honor or in memory of someone, the Federation will send an acknowledgement card with a personal message specified by the giver. Your ongoing support is appreciated and enables us to continue the important work in Jeff’s memory.
ISRAEL TENNIS AND EDUCATION CENTERS 2021 campaign
In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of Jeff’s death in July 2021, our family and friends raised $100,000 for the Israel Tennis and Education Centers (ITEC) for special needs and underprivileged children. ITEC provides educational programs and tennis to disadvantaged children of all backgrounds and religions at ITEC’S 14 facilities throughout Israel. The money we raised:
- Supported the COVID Children’s Emergency Relief campaign during the pandemic for mental health issues, healthy meals, etc. In order to give ITEC immediate assistance with COVID, we made an initial $10,000 donation to their Emergency Relief Fund
- Supported ITEC’s Special Needs Programs for the physically disabled, hearing impaired and Special Olympics tournaments
- Provided an Annual Jeff Astor Day field trip for the children
- Honored Jeff by naming an existing tennis court in Tel Aviv in his memory.
Thank you so much for your continued support.