February 26, 2010

Levi $trauss x Philanthropy::

Levi Strauss

When Levi Strauss died in 1902 he left a large amount of his nearly 6 million dollar fortune to many organizations including Pacific Hebrew Orphan Asylum, the Home for Aged Israelites, Eureka Benevolent Society and the Emanu-El Sisterhood.

In summing up Levi's life and the establishment of his business, the San Francisco Board of Trade stated:

"...the great causes of education and charity have

suffered a signal loss in the death of Mr. Strauss, whose splendid endowments to the University of California will be an enduring testimonial of his worth as a liberal, public-minded citizen and whose numberless unostentatious acts of charity in which neither race nor creed were recognized, exemplified his broad and generous love and sympathy for humanity."

Ameen! - ti$a

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