THE JFCS PERMANENT ENDOWMENT FUND UPDATE
8 Love for a Father 1 Fuels a JFCS Fund
8 Letter from Endowment Co-Chairs
8 A Birthday Present 2 That Will Endure Through Time
8 Honoring the Past, 4 Building for the Future
8 A Volunteer’s Passion and Dedication
8 JFCS Carob Tree Society’s Named Funds
8 The Match Is Back 7
Katia Savchuk, a beneficiary of JFCS’ Financial Aid Center, which the Wornick Endowment Fund supports.
Love for a Father Fuels a JFCS Fund The late Harry Wornick never enjoyed the benefits of higher education, but he had high hopes that successive generations would be able to do so. Thanks to a fund established at JFCS in his and his late wife’s names, Harry’s love of learning and his desire to nurture young people’s talents live on. JFCS friends Ron and Anita Wornick created the Harry and Florence Wornick Endowment Fund in loving memory of Ron’s father and mother. Harry’s life continues to inspire Ron—after more than 80 years. “My reverence for my father is beyond containment,” says Ron, a pioneer in the food industry and a major force in Bay Area philanthropy. It’s this reverence that prompted Ron and Anita to create the fund that has allowed scores of students to complete their degrees and become successful adults.
HARRY WORNICK’S LIFE CENTERED ON SUCCESS. “My father was a Russian immigrant, born in a shtetl, and he was completely self-educated,” recalls Ron. “He spoke many languages—Yiddish, Russian, and Polish—and taught himself English by reading the newspapers. There was not Anita and Ron Wornick.
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