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Thank you for supporting HUC-JIR. While our campuses are closed, we ask you to make your gift online or by wire transfer. If you have any questions about giving, please contact us. For the latest information about HUC-JIR's response to the coronavirus pandemic, please click here

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 212-824-2202 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.

Making Gifts of Stock

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

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Electronic Transfers:

Instruct current custodian to deliver to: The Depository Trust Company
Participant Account 2803
For credit to Hebrew Union College
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Please have current custodian notify Sue Massey at U.S. Bank prior to making the transfer at (215) 761-9341 or sue.massey@usbank.com.

Physical Certificates:

Mail certificates and stock powers to: Hebrew Union College
Attn: National Business Office
3101 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220

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

For over 140 years, planned gifts have strengthened Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Explore the ways you can meet your financial goals and maximize the value of your giving to HUC-JIR with thoughtful gift planning.

Common gift planning arrangements:

  • Gifts through your will or retirement account provide flexibility and do not affect your current cash flow.
  • Real estate, personal property, and securities provide immediate tax benefits.
  • Gifts that pay you and/or another beneficiary income in return for your gift may allow you to make a more substantial gift than you thought possible and provide immediate tax benefits.
  • Retained life estate and charitable lead trusts can protect assets and significantly reduce tax liabilities.

You can speak in confidence and without obligation by contacting Susan G. Kulick, J.D., National Director of Gift Planning at 513-487-3227 or skulick@huc.edu.   

Charitable IRA Rollover

charitable IRA rolloverThe Charitable IRA Rollover allows you to make annual gifts to HUC-JIR from your IRA. The recently reinstated law allows individuals age 70 ½ and older to make direct transfers of up to $100,000 per year from IRAs directly to a qualified charitable organization such as HUC-JIR without being subject to income taxes on the distribution. Since no tax is incurred on the withdrawal, these gifts do not qualify for a charitable deduction.  These direct transfers may, however, be counted towards an individual’s minimum required distribution.

You can speak in confidence and without obligation by contacting Susan G. Kulick, J.D., National Director of Gift Planning at 513-487-3227 or skulick@huc.edu.   

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A Note for Canadian Donors

Under Canada’s Income Tax Act, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is a qualified university donation recipient for institutions located outside of Canada. Receipts issued by HUC-JIR qualify as an official donation receipt for tax purposes. Further information can be found here > 

Contributions are tax-deductible.