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Methods of Giving

The choice is yours!

We appreciate your support and that’s why we make it so easy to give. Simply choose the gift method that works best for you, or give us a call at 866-686-3293 to make your gift over the phone. HUC-JIR also welcomes gifts of real estate, tangible personal property and life insurance. Give us a call to discuss the method that is best for you. 

Gifts of Cash

The simplest way to make a gift to is to write a check to Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR). Your contribution may be designated for a specific program of the College-Institute or it may be undesignated - that is, available for meeting HUC-JIR's most pressing needs at any given time. 

You can make a gift online or by mail.

Gifts of cash are deductible for federal income tax purposes, subject to the giving limit determined by your annual income. Amounts exceeding this limit can be carried forward for tax purposes for five years. 

Please make your check payable to Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR). Or you may wish to make a gift with a credit card.

Stock Gifts

HUC-JIR welcomes your gift of stock. We use US Bank as our brokerage firm for all stock gifts. 

To transfer stock, please provide your broker with the following information:
Account Name: Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Account Number: 08-2915STA DTC Number: 2803 

Our contact at US Bank is Sue Massey. She can be reached at
(215) 761-9341 or 

Help us assure that your stock gift is properly acknowledged by notifying Diane Bongard at (513) 487-3043 or about the stock you intend to transfer. Because gifts of stock do not have a name attached, it is important that you contact Diane Bongard.

Matching Gifts

More than 1,400 corporations have established programs whereby the company matches or multiplies donations made by current, and in some cases, retired employees and their spounses/partners. Many companies also match directors' gifts. Such a program may be an opportunity for you to increase your contribution to HUC-JIR. 

Planned Giving: The 1875 Society

Planned gifts include bequests, trusts, gifts of life insurance, and annuities. In many cases, planned gifts have the following advantages: 

  • They may provide income for life for you and/or another beneficiary, such as a spouse or another family member. 
  • They may provide current federal income tax deductions for a portion of the gift which passes to HUC-JIR. 
  • Trusts may provide increased income because gifted property can be sold without capital gains and reinvested in higher income-producing property. 
  • They may provide professional investment management and supervision without a fee to the donor. 

Please contact our planned giving specialist, Susan Kulick J.D., at 513-487-3227 or at LEARN MORE>