Henri Landwirth (1927-2018)

His Legacy Continues...

His Legacy Continues


The family of the late philanthropist Henri Landwirth, a Holocaust survivor who created Give Kids The World and Dignity U Wear, is honoring him by establishing endowments at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida and in Asheville, NC. The endowments are the result of converting the private Fanny Landwirth Foundation, which was established in 1982 by Henri Landwirth in memory of his mother, who was killed in the Holocaust. The Fanny Landwirth Foundation has contributed more than $10 million in the past 35 years to numerous nonprofit organizations.


Now the remarkable legacy of the Landwirth family starts a new chapter, one that will continue making grants in Northeast Florida and Western North Carolina, but with the streamlined administrative requirements and simplified grantmaking activities that accompany an endowed fund at a community foundation rather than a private foundation.


The Henri Landwirth Family Endowed Funds will continue to focus on safety-net services; Jewish causes; Holocaust remembrance and awareness program; efforts to reduce prejudice, bigotry, and hate; programs addressing elder care; and programs that provide comfort, solace, joy and respite to individuals with disabilities, serious, chronic or life-threatening illnesses and their families.