We're Working on Supporting Our Future, So We Can Continue Doing What We Do Today, Even Better, Tomorrow.
Membership in the 1902 Society is open to all those who include Surprise Lake Camp in their estate plans. We hope you will tell us when you have done so because we would very much like the opportunity to say “thank you” for your generosity.
Letting us know of your intentions does not create any obligation on your part, but it does help us to be better aware of your particular interests and will allow us to keep you informed of developments at SLC which may be relevant to your planned gift. Recognition of your gift may also inspire generosity in others.
Members of the 1902 Society are very special to us, and we have developed several ways to recognize these dedicated people and to keep them fully informed of camp’s ongoing plans and successes.
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Why I/We Joined The 1902 Society
Since having our first child seven years ago, we realized the need for a will. We wanted to be able to make decisions on how our family would be cared for when we could no longer care for them. Even with knowing the importance of a will, having to consider our own mortality was uncomfortable. Now, living in Charlotte, NC with two precious girls, ages 7 & 4, we finally met with an estate attorney and established a will. During the meeting our attorney, Jeffrey Garris, asked us if we would like to leave anything to a charity. We looked at each other and said, “Surprise Lake Camp.” It seemed to amaze Mr. Garris, and then he told us that he was a camper there for two summers in the 70’s - Surprise Lake is everywhere! He got teary-eyed as he recalled many fond memories.
Surprise Lake is the source of so much joy in our lives. Although we grew up in the same neighborhood and knew each other all our lives, Surprise Lake is the place where we became a couple. Now, almost fourteen years and two kids later, we are happier than ever before. Our closest friends are from SLC and we know that these are our friends for life. We even have 3 members of the SLC family as godparents for our daughters.
Joining the 1902 Society was an easy decision for us. We enjoy contributing to SLC on a monthly basis to ensure that other children get to have the amazing experiences and memories that we both had. Surprise Lake Camp is family to us, and now that our will is finalized, we sleep better knowing that we have done our part to take care of our family. In the meantime, we look forward to many more Alumni Days and other SLC events. Our daughters already know and love SLC, and they will only enjoy it more when they get to be campers one day.
-Seth Fishman and Lori Heitzner Fishman
Here are some of the ways in which you can help Surprise Lake Camp through estate planning:
Bequests by Will or Living Trust—designate either a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate
Donor Advised Fund—take advantage of a flexible opportunity to suggest a variety of uses for your gifts
Life Income Gifts—receive income and a tax deduction—Examples:
- Charitable Gift Annuities
- Charitable Remainder Trusts
- Charitable Lead Trusts
Life Insurance—contribute an existing policy or establish a new policy, naming Surprise Lake Camp as owner or beneficiary
Retirement Accounts—name Surprise Lake Camp as a beneficiary of your retirement account
Appreciated Investments—real estate, securities, mutual funds, or business interests
Would You Like More Information?
A representative of Surprise Lake Camp is always happy to speak with you. Please call David Rosner at (212) 924-3131 for more information.
We are extremely grateful to the following individuals who have made provisions for
Surprise Lake Camp in their estate plans.
As of September 29, 2016
|Anonymous (6)||Elyse Braun||Amy Goldberg||Susie Jainchill & Tsahi Gelardin||Paul Mermelstein||Michael Rieger||Gary Spielvogel|
|Herbert Adler||Mitchell Brenner||Dr. Joseph Goldberg||Danielle Johnson||Miriam Messinger & Felicia Hayes||Max Damon Robkoff||Seth Stein|
|Paola & Ronnie Adragna/Gilbert||Ezra Cahn||Michelle Goldstein||Erez Jontef||Ruth Messinger||F. Peter Rose||Charles Stendig|
|Michele Albo||Justin Cantor||Shira Goldstein||Stan Josephson||Emilie & Andrew Meyer||Robert Rosenbaum||Adele & Henry Stern|
|Rabbi Claire Ginsburg Goldstein|
|Jacob Albrecht||Linda & Ben Gordon|
|Marcia & Bob Altabet||Meridee Simon Cole||Stephen Gordon||Michael Kall||Estelle Meyer||Gail & Dan Rosner||Brittany Sternberg|
|Jennifer & Marc Ambrose||Larry Cooperstein||Karen Gorsky & Vicky Eggleton||Linda Kane||Jerry Meyer||Michele & David Rosner||Denis Sternberg|
|Nancy Chanin Collins||Jaclyn Greenbaum||Mara Rubinstein||Elaine & Paul Suchow|
|Walter Arnstein||Anita Cruso||Pam & Jay Greenbaum||Erica Karron||Jim Meyer||Robin & Larry Rubinstein||Joshua Suchow|
|Margery Arsham||Jane Hershey Cuozzo||Suzy Greenberg||Heidi & Bruce Katz||Jodie Meyer & Steven Tuber||Rebecca Safeer||Jennifer Sussell|
|Shira & Evan Greenblatt||Ilana (Lambert) & Michael Sussman|
|Aurora Luna Griggs|
|Margie & Bob Atwater||David Dale*||Amy & Lenny "LG" Grinberg||Karri & Joel "Whammy" Kaufman||Lee Meyer||Judy Freiser & Steven Sails||Audrey & Mark Tenenhaus|
|Celia Baczkowski||Jordan Dale||Brenda & Matthew Grosshandler||Faith Altschuler Kirkpatrick||Jonathan Miller||Alan Saltz||Bret Tenenhaus|
|Sylvaine Baczkowski||Kate & David Danino||Andrea & Arthur Gruber||Sheryl Kirschenbaum||Susan Feldman-Miller||Bryan Salz||Lisa Tenenhaus|
|Jason Bailis & Jeff Henderson||Mia Desmedt||Gwen & Larry Hamberg||Alan Kleiman||Barb & Steve Mink||Carolyn & Dave Samuels||Mike Tenenhaus|
|Marilyn Bailis & Jerry Mark||Wendy & James Dinn||Julia Sommerich Handel||Barbra & Ty Klein||Jill (Simon) & John Miskanic||Joshua Sarkozi||Alice & Steve Terner|
|Allie Ball||Michele Mars DiRuggiero||Irving Harris*||Ele Klein||Karen & Jim Morrison||Robert Schechter||Allison Tratner|
|Tracie & Mark Basch||Laurie Dobkin-Helm||Dayle Henshel||Wendy Kleinman||Suzanne & Steven Moses||Meri & Paul Schoenblum||Susan & Matthew Tratner|
|Peter D. Baum||Jenna Dorfman-Tandlich||Joy Henshel||Andrew Kominik||Elizabeth Moskow & Ari Kaufman||Dan Schulman||Jared Tyler|
|Pearl & Harry Belkowitz||Andrew Korn||Suzanne Moskowitz||Andrew Schuster||Marlene & "Ranger" Barry Vegter|
|Alyse Kunkin Murabito||
|Janeen Bellafiore Levine & Brian Levine||Matt Dorter||Robin & Gordon Krompier||Charles D. Wasserman|
|Jennifer Herman Benalt & Adam Benalt||Jill Dosik||Patti Henshel||Marc Krigsman||Roni & Jason Nadell||Gayle Schwartz||Wendy & Stu Waxman|
|Karen* & Adam Bendeson||Mandy Storfer Efrati||Andrew Hess||Ellen & Jeff Lambert||Stephen Nitkin||Maria & Ken* Seligson||Lisa & Steve Weinberg|
|Lauren & Mark Benmoise||Michael Fandal||Barbara & Stanley Hirsch||Karen & Stewart Lantner||Joey Novick||Julia & Michael Seltzer||*Diane & Allen Weiner|
|Molly Benton||Lori Heitzner Fishman||Roberta & Peter Hirsch||Moran & Murray Lantner||Shelli & Larry Olinsky||Eliot Senor||David Weintraub|
|Evie & Jon Berger||Seth Fishman||Thelma & Sanford Hochberg||Beth & Dave Levene||Emily Palmiotto||Isaac Shapiro||Julie & Neil Weintraub|
|Stacey & Rob Panepinto||Jennifer Weitz|
|Galit & Alan Levine||Eve Rubinstein Papernick & Jon Papernick||Tommy Wills|
|Blanche Berk||David Fleischner||Jennifer Hochstadt||Dena & Elly Levine||Jerry Person||Talia Schneider||Abbe Wittenberg & Rob Schneider|
|Howie Berk||Paulette Ann Forgacs||Margot Hodes & David Rosenstrauch||Mark Levine||Esther Pessin||Laurie Feldman Shepherd||Cheryl & David Wolff|
|Jeff Berk||Ralph Forgacs||Gayle Hoffman||Michele Mark Levine||Nicole Pilevsky & Joseph Osheroff||Joanne Sherain||Anne & Joel Zbar|
|Jennifer & Matthew Berk||Buelah Fox*||Jason A. Hoffman||Fred Levy||Johanna Pinzler & Avri Klemer||Peter Sheridan||Barbara & Michael Zbar|
|Michael Berk||Gregory Fox||Nancy & Alan Hoffman||Randi & Scott Lieberman||Julia Pisetsky||Roy Shirwindt||Elise & Corey Zbar|
|Andie Biederman||Ken Freedman||Rachel Israel||Ted Liebowitz||Serge Podolski||Cindy Shmerler||Jordana Zbar|
|Jared Pollet||Jenna Sidor|
|Jake Biederman||Robert French||Seymour Israel||Laura & Carter Mansbach||Sheila* & Ken Pollet||Nancy & Lee Sidor||Richie Zbar|
|Brian Blaufeux||Glen Frick||Suzanne Jacobs & Jeff Borkan||Jamie Marcus||Lee Posniack||Harvey Sills||Steven Zbar|
|Robbie & Steven Bloom||Marissa Garfinkel||Sharon & Jeff Jacobs||Judy & Michael Margulies||Jililan & Brian Rauer||Rebecca Solomon||Arthur Zilz|
|Martin Blum||Rose & Harris Ghersin||Zach Jacobs||Lisa Mark||Marc Rentzer||Steve Sommer||Jaime Zuckerberg|
|Nelson Braff||Scott Gilden||Amy & Bruce Jaffe||Linda Markowitz||Andrew "AJ" Retig||Susan Namm Spencer|
|Amy Bram||Jordan Golan||Chuck Jainchill||Caryl & Mike Melasky||Shari Riechelson||Randi Sperber|
*This person reached beyond his/her own life to enrich the future. They left the world a little better than they found it. May their memory be a blessing.