Zarrow Group of Foundations

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In the Bible, tzedakah means “righteous behavior” and is often paired with “justice.” It is used as a term synonymous with charity giving. Maimonides, a Jewish Rabbi, physician and philosopher, explaining the obligation of tzedakah, created a ladder of giving levels to instruct in how to give. At the lowest level, he has "to give but sadly" and at the highest level of the tzedakah ladder he lists, "To give in such a way as to prevent poverty". It is this highest level the Zarrow families strive to achieve.

Giving back to the community is a commitment that both Henry and Jack Zarrow have made for over 60 years. Based on that commitment, The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, the Maxine and Jack Zarrow Family Foundation and The Zarrow Families Foundation were incorporated in the 1980s.

The Zarrow families are committed to providing support for the disadvantaged (including mentally ill and mentally and physically challenged children, youth and adults and the homeless). They do this through providing educational opportunities, social services, health and mental health programs, medical research and housing. Their geographical preference is the Tulsa area, however, they give to Jewish causes all over the world.

They only give to nonprofit entities as defined by the IRS under Code 501 (c) (3). You may read in more detail IRS requirements by going to For information concerning deductible gifts see IRS publication 1771 located at



For more information,
please contact:


Bill Major

Zarrow Family Office,LLC
401 S. Boston, Suite 900
Tulsa, OK 74103-4012
Phone: (918) 295-8004
Fax: (918) 295-8049


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