HUC-JIR LAUNCHES PLANNED GIVING WEBSITE - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

"I wish I could do more."

That's a comment we often hear from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion’s friends when they make gifts to assist our programs. They understand that their support is so vital to the future of Liberal Judaism.  During these times of economic stress, it is even more important for our donors to be able to maximize their giving.

Many donors don’t realize that it is possible to make a gift of transformational significance — the kind of contribution many friends of HUC-JIR would be happy to make if they thought they could. These are gifts that truly make a difference, that ensure a level of support magnifying our ability to fulfill our mission and allow donors to participate at levels much higher than they may think is possible.  

Gifts of transformational significance often can be made at very low cost. It is just a matter of planning WHAT to give, HOW to give and WHEN to give.  There are numerous potential advantages to a plannedgift.  Some qualify for an immediate tax deduction, may increase spendable income or provide significant future tax savings for the donor’s family.

Donors who commit to a planned gift create a legacy of personal philanthropy. With your bequest or planned gift, we would be pleased to welcome you to our 1875 Society, our way of recognizing donors who make such gifts. Each year the listing of 1875 Society members is published in the HUC-JIRAnnual Report and is displayed on the website.

The information on these pages illustrates many ways of making planned gifts, and our staff can be of even more help. Just call or e-mail our office.

Contact Information:

  Jane F. Karlin, Ph.D.
Vice President for Institutional Advancement 
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion 
One West Fourth Street, New York, NY 10012 
  Susan G. Kulick, J.D.
Director of Development, Central Region
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion 
3101 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220

Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's leading institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates leaders to serve North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, museums, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding.