Estate Professionals to Honor Michael J. Shapiro at Irving Eckhardt Mitzvah Society Reception

Local estate planning professionals committed to philanthropic giving and the future of the Jewish community will once again honor their own. This year’s Irving Eckhardt Mitzvah Society Cocktail Reception will take place at 5:30 p.m. on February 20, 2018. The Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) of the Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation (JJCF) of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, and the evening’s Co-Chairs, Laurence I. Blair, Esq. and Jonathan Bloom, Esq., invite colleagues, friends and others to join them at Waterstone Resort & Marina in Boca Raton for cocktails and dinner in tribute to 2018 Mitzvah Society Honoree Michael J. Shapiro.

For fourteen years, the Mitzvah Society has recognized estate professionals who have been instrumental in guiding clients to establish charitable legacies with planned gifts to the JJCF. Since its inception, more than 75 professionals have been inducted, and new members will be welcomed at the event. The JJCF develops permanent resources to assure the continuity of Jewish life, programs and services locally, in Israel and throughout the world.

Michael Shapiro is an Executive Director with Morgan Stanley, where he has practiced for 20 years, focusing on financial planning for high net worth individuals and corporate executives. He was previously a practicing attorney and accountant. With his clients, he develops comprehensive financial plans based on financial goals and objectives and then implements a disciplined investment strategy to achieve them, including retirement planning, estate planning, college funding, etc.

Michael has been recognized as one of the top Financial Advisors in the country by Financial Times, Worth magazine and Barron’s, and a top Wealth Advisor in South Florida by South Florida Business Journal. A member of the JJCF Board and Investment Committee, he is also an active participant in a variety of professional and other community organizations.

“Michael’s dedication to the well-being and security of our community now and in the future drives his tireless efforts to make a major difference,” said JJCF Chair Laurence I. Blair, Esq. “He has facilitated his clients’ philanthropic goals while securing a brighter Jewish future for generations to come and inspiring others to do the same.”

The Waterstone Marina is located at 999 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton. The event couvert is $75 for PAC members or $90 for others. Dietary laws will be observed. RSVP online at or contact Lisbeth Rock at 561.852.3188 or

The evening’s sponsors include: JJCF Sponsor Greenspoon Marder; Reception Sponsors MBAF; Proskauer; Rehmann; Law Offices of Daniel A. Seigel, P.A.; Steinberg Global Asset Management; and Lesser, Lesser, Landy and Smith, PLLC; In-Kind Sponsor Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits; and Exclusive Magazine Sponsor The Boca Raton Observer.