Irving Eckhardt Mitzvah Society

The Irving Eckhardt Mitzvah Society came to fruition under the leadership of former PAC Chair David Pratt, Esq. This prestigious society recognizes professionals in the community who have referred a client that resulted in an endowment gift to the Foundation. Each year those professionals who have been instrumental in leading their clients to make planned gifts to our Foundation are inducted into the Irving Eckhardt Mitzvah Society and recognized at a reception. Since its inception in 2003, the group has grown to 76 members, making up 78% of our PAC membership.

We would like to honor you for your referrals that lead to closed gifts for Planned Giving & Endowments.

Please fill out the Mitzvah Society Recognition Form and send to Erica Gordon at

In return for your referrals, you will receive:

  • An ad recognizing all Mitzvah Society members will appear in a local publication and our website.
  • Recognition at Federation, Foundation and PAC meetings.
  • Invitation to and recognition at all Planned Giving & Endowments Events.
  • Rewarding satisfaction of having facilitated a gift that is gratifying to your client/Federation donor and invaluable to our endowment.