Lori & Eric Sklut
We were raised in an environment that emphasized the importance of giving back to the community, whether in time, money or effort. Our families set the example that shaped our thinking. We are proud to give back, not for recognition, but to help others and to see the future brought just a little closer. We know our philanthropy will impact future generations in the same way it has impacted us.
We are both natives of Charlotte and were involved in B’nai B’rith during our teen years. Having seen the tremendous growth that has occurred within our Jewish community in Charlotte, it has become even more important that we continue to be supportive in whatever way possible. Whether as volunteers, board members or donors, we enjoy seeing our efforts make a positive impact and help others.
Over the years we have witnessed the generosity of our community and the many lives that have been influenced in a positive way. Organizations like Jewish Family Services, Federation, the LJCC, Camp Mindy, Levine Children’s Hospital, United Way, Make-A-Wish, Hospice, Crisis Assistance or any of the many community agencies we support, have been led by great people. They all bring wisdom, experience, creativity and vision to their mission. We are always touched by their commitment to providing critical services and the profound gratitude from the people whose lives are impacted by their efforts. This, coupled with the tremendous needs of each of the agencies and their constituents, makes the cause for giving very clear.
Our service to the various boards on which we have served, or the agencies for which we’ve volunteered have been extremely rewarding. Now that our children are coming into their own and have begun to take notice of how community service and philanthropy are passions of ours, we are touched that they too have become interested in how they can be part of helping others.
A well known child advocate once said, “There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone’s life.”
We are inspired and moved by those who came before us, those who have raised and taught us, and those whose gifts challenge us to be better philanthropists. We continue to strive to meet the needs of so many, and look forward to having those who are able in our community join us in these efforts.
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