The Jewish Standard, June 2, 2021
by Jonathan E. Lazarus
The Coopermans put millions into philanthropy
In his inaugural in 1961, John F. Kennedy declared: ‘Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.’ Well before these gentlemen expressed their thoughts, it was written in the Talmud that ‘a man’s net worth is measured not by what he earns but rather what he gives away.’
“It is this spirit that we enthusiastically agree to take the Giving Pledge.”
As of last year, the campaign has attracted more than 200 signatories from 23 countries with an estimated $600 billion subscribed. The Coopermans also have joined the Jewish Future Pledge co-founded by Mike Leven and Amy Holtz.