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Lou Jaffe

What is your profession? How do you spend your days?
I am retired from a career in corporate accounting and financial management. When not engaged in personal matters, such as physical fitness , travel, property management, etc, my time is spent in advisory roles for a number of non-profit or for profit organizations.

What has inspired you to be an engaged philanthropist?
The desire to be productive, intellectually engaged, and to contribute back to my community.

What do you want to accomplish in your next decade?
I would like to expand my “reach” into the community as a committed, knowledgeable resource in matters of economic policy and intellectual philanthropy.

Describe the most meaningful charitable gift of time or money you have made and why you made the gift.
My wife and I established a family fund at the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation, where we distribute most of the earnings annually. We wanted to establish a legacy in honor of our family.

How do you know if your giving or volunteering has been successful with a nonprofit?
Through the direct results of my work, and the recommendations of the people I have served.