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Gifts of Cash | Recurring Giving | Gifts via ACH/Wire TransferGifts of Stock | Charitable IRA RolloverMatching Gifts | Planned Giving

We appreciate your support and do our best to provide a wide array of ways to make your gift to HUC-JIR. Choose the gift method that works best for you below or give us a call at 212-824-2202 if you would like to make your gift over the phone or discuss giving options. We can also be reached at

Besides the options listed below, HUC-JIR welcomes gifts of real estate, tangible personal property and life insurance. Call to learn more.


The simplest way to make a gift to is to write a check to Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion or give online.

Your gift is deductible for federal income tax purposes subject to IRS regulations. HUC-JIR’s Federal Tax Identification Number is 31-0537067.

Please make your check payable to Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and mail it to HUC-JIR Annual Appeal, 3101 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220.


HUC-JIR greatly values our sustaining donors, who sign up to make monthly credit card donations to the College-Institute. Our recurring donors are so important to us because they provide a steady, predictable source of income throughout the year. Please visit our recurring giving page today to make your sustaining donation.


HUC-JIR is happy to provide an option for giving via ACH or Wire Transfer. Please contact 212-824-2202 or if you are interested.


HUC-JIR welcomes gifts of stock. We use US Bank as our brokerage firm. Please see below for information on how to make a gift of stock to the College-Institute.

Hebrew Union College

Electronic Transfers:

Instruct current custodian to deliver to: The Depository Trust Company
Participant Account 2803
For credit to Hebrew Union College

Please have current custodian notify Sue Massey at U.S. Bank prior to making the transfer at (215) 761-9341 or

Physical Certificates:

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


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   

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.


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 spouses/partners. Such a program may be an opportunity for you to increase your contribution to HUC-JIR. Please keep corporate matching gift programs in mind as you consider your philanthropic support of HUC-JIR.


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