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The Gordon A. Spielberg Memorial Scholarship Fund will support a scholarship in his memory at Westchester High School in Los Angeles. The scholarship criteria will be a graduating senior in good standing from Westchester High School pursuing a four year degree in education with a minimum GPA of 3.5 and a record of good citizenship and community service.
Gordon Alexander Spielberg was a dedicated educator who worked in the LA Unified school system for 18 years. His passions included environmental causes, the Mayan culture, crossword puzzles, reading, and he was an enthusiastic sports fan and an Eagle Scout. Born in Los Angeles, he also lived in New Jersey, Kansas, Texas, Mexico and Holland. He earned a Bachelor of Communications and Spanish degree from University of the Pacific and a Master's degree in Spanish from Rice University. He leaves behind wife, Georgina, daughter Katie, mother Gilda, sister and brother-in-law Genevieve and Armin (Frey), and nephews Spencer, Justin, and Carter.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to this tribute fund at the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles.
Your tax-deductible donation to The Foundation will be credited to the Gordon A. Spielberg Memorial Fund to support 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations recommended by The Spielberg Family.
The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles ("Foundation") is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to The Foundation are tax-deductible. The Foundation's tax identification number is 95-6111928.
Family and friends ("Advisers") created this charitable Donor Advised Fund ("Fund") at The Foundation in honor or in memory of a loved one(s). Fund Advisers and their families may not personally benefit, nor direct specific individuals to benefit, from the Fund. Advisers may recommend grants from the Fund to 501(c)3 nonprofits, Jewish or otherwise, locally, nationally and in Israel. The Foundation legally controls the Fund and vets all grantees. View or download information about Donor Advised Funds.
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Established in 1954, the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles manages charitable assets of more than $1 billion entrusted to it by over 1,300 families. The Foundation partners with its donors to shape meaningful philanthropic strategies, magnify the impact of giving and build enduring charitable legacies. Over the past 15 years, The Foundation has distributed over $1 billion in grants to thousands of nonprofits across a diverse spectrum.