1902 Legacy Society | Surprise Lake Camp

1902 Legacy Society

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 

Video Testimonials  

Written Testimonials 

Fishman FamilySince 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

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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 January 9, 2019


Anonymous (7) 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       Brittany Sternberg
Jacob Albrecht   Linda & Ben Gordon     Gail & Dan Rosner Denis Sternberg
Marcia & Bob Altabet Meridee Simon Cole Stephen Gordon Michael Kall Estelle Meyer Michele & David Rosner Matthew Stollerman
Jennifer & Marc Ambrose Larry Cooperstein Karen Gorsky & Vicky Eggleton Linda Kane Jerry Meyer Eve Rubinstein  
  Nancy Chanin Collins Jaclyn Greenbaum     Mara Rubinstein Elaine & Paul Suchow
Walter Arnstein Anita Cruso Pam & Jay Greenbaum Erica Karron Roberta & 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
    Rob Greenspan        
    Aurora Luna Griggs          
Margie & Bob Atwater David Dale*   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  


Jordan Waldman

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     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   Rachel Israel Ted Liebowitz Serge Podolski Cindy Shmerler Jordana Zbar
      Laura & Carter Mansbach Jared Pollet Jenna Sidor  
Jake Biederman Robert French Seymour Israel Dylan Marcus 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  
          Jeff Spiegel  

 *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.


Winter Address:  520 Eighth Avenue - 4th Floor, New York, NY 10018

Summer Address:  382 Lake Surprise Road, Cold Spring, NY 10516

Phone: 845-265-3616   Fax: 646-582-0138   Email:  [email protected]