Born to parents who survived the Holocaust and fled to the United States, West Chester accountant David Gold has counted up his good fortune, and put giving back to the supportive Jewish community at the top of the list.
The Pellini Gold Cordes partner is a donor of more than $250,000 to the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, and an active participant in its Chester County arm, according to a Jewish Exponent report by Rachel Kurland.
“For me, giving back to the community (means) funding Holocaust survivors who can’t afford food, the Mitzvah Food Pantry, the Russian immigrants — it’s also very, very important that our (Jewish) Federation dollars go to fund programs overseas in Israel, in the Ukraine, South America,” Gold said.
And it’s not just his money that is invested in the causes of the Jewish Federation; he also devotes his time.
“I’ve been on several missions, and every mission has been unique,” he said. “I’ve had incredible experiences either in Israel or Argentina, and even when we went to visit Harrisburg for the day to talk to our state senators. It’s all-encompassing.”
Read more of Gold’s story and his generosity in the Jewish Exponent here.