Endowments and Funds: Your Legacy
Endow your gift today and empower your dream for the Jewish future.
Jewish Continuity. What does that mean to you?
A planned gift to your Jewish community enables you to be present forever. Whether your gift is used to provide for the needs of the Jewish poor, to assist the elderly, to rescue Jews in need around the world, or to fight anti-Semitism – no matter where or when in the future – you can be there to help.
And you don't have to be wealthy to help them. The same charitable act that provides your Jewish community with a contribution this year can ensure that the community receives a gift on your behalf every year, through your lifetime and beyond. It just requires planning. With even a small initial gift, you can create a permanent legacy using planned giving programs that are specifically tailored to help support your financial planning and estate planning goals and to fit within your means.
Planned giving offers many benefits. If you give during your lifetime, you will receive a charitable income tax deduction. If your estate is subject to taxes, a gift made at death will provide a tax deduction. Perhaps most important is the enduring nature of planned giving – you may use the fund to honor or remember a loved one, perpetuating your family name long beyond your lifetime.
You designate how your gift is to be used. You can provide unrestricted funds to help meet community needs now and in the future. Or you can provide permanent resources to aid identified programs, projects, agencies, organizations, or initiatives that are of particular interest to you and your family. It's up to you.
For generations to come – when your grandchildren become grandparents – Jewish elderly will continue to face challenges that threaten their independence. Some will need subsidized housing, specialized care and programs to help them stay active and vibrant. They will need your help.
You can be there to help and still retain your assets.
An endowment is forever. Let your name be remembered as a blessing.
Making a legacy gift is a demonstration of your belief in the continuity of Jewish life for generations to come. By leaving financial resources to Jewish causes you care about, you ensure that future generations have an opportunity to benefit from our institutions and embrace our heritage.