Before several hundred supporters of regional nonprofit organizations on June 14, the Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council honored Sue and Jay Price, long-time volunteers and donors to the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, with their Voices of Giving Award.
The award pays tribute to those Greater Cincinnatians for their selfless generosity in making a bequest or planned gift to a favorite charitable organization. They were two of 24 philanthropists recognized this year. The Prices were nominated by the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati.
In recognizing Sue and Jay, the emcee for the evening, John Lomax, had this to say:
“Jay and Sue Price have been extremely active and dedicated members of the Cincinnati Jewish Community for many years. They have put their heart and soul into the Jewish Federation, while staying committed to other community organizations both in the Jewish and secular communities.”
The Prices came to Cincinnati in 1968 and have been loyal donors ever since. They are members of the Jewish Federation’s Silver Circle Society and members of the Abraham Moss Society.
Jay and Sue came to Cincinnati for work and have since established their family here. Growing up, they both encountered various forms of antisemitism, which has been a driving force for them to get involved. Participating and giving back was also a way of meeting friends, being a part of the community and living out the values their parents taught them.
In their forward-thinking manner, Sue and Jay have made a legacy provision as a bequest for the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, which will perpetuate their substantial history of annual giving.
For Jay and Sue, the legacy gift was simple: “The community has the need, and we have the commitment, and energy, to do all we can to help assure that our children – really all Jewish people in Cincinnati – have a vibrant Jewish community in which to live, to raise their families and grandchildren.”