Although Manfried Glucksmann didn’t have an easy life — especially in his earlier years — he kept the importance of giving back at the forefront of his mind and actions throughout his life, and most notably after his passing with his incredibly generous gift to the Israel Phil. Manfried was an early supporter of Sulamot program, along with Sandy and Jerry Seligsohn, who helped to establish the program with CEO Irit Rub. Manfried helped to found the Sulamot program because he believed in its mission: to create social change through opening the world of music to children from underserved communities throughout Israel.
Manfried’s sister Chana was the liaison in charge of the subscriptions and memberships for the IPO, and she introduced Manfried to the IPO’s music in the 1940s. His deep love for his sister Chana is what drove him to leave this legacy gift to the Israel Philharmonic because he knew how passionately she felt about the IPO.
While part of Manfried’s generous gift will be used as an annual gift for young musicians and composers, the other portion will be focused on the digital space. Manfried had tremendous foresight and understanding about where the music industry was headed, and knew that the orchestra had to focus its efforts digitally.
Planned giving and legacy gifts are a unique opportunity to create a lasting legacy, through AFIPO, that invests in the future of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. To discuss planned giving options, please email Danielle Ames Spivak at DAmes@AFIPO.org.
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