Legacies, Endowments, Planned Giving

* Listings with an asterisk are part of the JUF/JF partnership of agencies serving the Chicago and worldwide Jewish community.

Agency Endowment Program *

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
30 S. Wells Street
Suite 3035
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 357-4853
Fax: (312) 855-3284
Email: legacy@juf.org
Web: http://www.jufplannedgiving.org
Contact: Deborah Silverman

Offers donors opportunities to establish lifetime or testamentary endowment gifts to benefit any of the 8 participating agencies: Jewish Child and Family Services (JCFS); JVS Chicago; HIAS Chicago; Mt. Sinai Hospital; Community Foundation for Jewish Education of Metropolitan Chicago (CFJE); The Hillels of Illinois; CJE SeniorLife; and Jewish Community Centers of Chicago (JCC). All commitments to the Agency Endowment Foundations are recognized as gifts to The Centennial Campaign.

Book of Generations *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 357-4853
Fax: (312) 855-3284
Email: legacy@juf.org
Contact: Dee Anthony

Donors of continuity vehicles inscribe for posterity the thoughts and feelings that motivated their charitable commitments. The inscriptions compiled in The Book of Generations are displayed at the Jewish United Fund building.

Campaign Endowment Funds *

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 357-4853
Fax: (312) 855-3284
Email: legacy@juf.org
Web: http://www.jufplannedgiving.org
Contact: Robert A. Schuckman

Endowment gifts that sustain a donor's annual gift to JUF in perpetuity. These giving vehicles are designated as part of The Centennial Campaign. Donors receive special recognition, and those who provide gifts of over $100,000 are permanently inscribed on The Centennial Wall in the Jewish United Fund building’s lobby.

The Centennial Campaign *

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 357-4853
Fax: (312) 855-3284
Email: legacy@juf.org
Web: http://www.jufplannedgiving.org
Contact: Dee Anthony

A personal approach to funding essential capital and programmatic needs that offers naming opportunities for donors in perpetuity. These giving vehicles are designated as part of The Centennial Campaign. Donors receive special recognition, and those who provide gifts of over $100,000 are permanently inscribed on The Centennial Wall.

Center for Jewish Philanthropy *

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 357-4853
Fax: (312) 855-3284
Email: cfjp@juf.org
Web: http://www.jufplannedgiving.org
Contact: Rose Jagust

The Center helps local philanthropists establish charitable vehicles tailored to their preferences, and manages hundreds of philanthropic funds as well as dozens of supporting foundations, field of interest funds, designated funds, and giving circles. The Center's resources are available to trustees of independent private family foundations. The Center sponsors research on trends that impact Jewish philanthropy, offers a forum to network and pursue collaborative grant making, and features skill-building and educational programs for Jewish grant makers. The Center's professional staff help Jewish philanthropists frame their grant-making priorities, facilitate their intergenerational dialogue regarding philanthropic values, and acquaint them with best practices.

Donor Advised Funds *

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 357-4853
Fax: (312) 855-3284
Email: legacy@juf.org
Web: http://www.jufplannedgiving.org
Contact: Rose Jagust

A donor advised fund is a charitable giving account offered by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago that helps donors manage their charitable donations. The fund is managed by the Federation in the donor's name, and established with a minimum contribution of $1,000. By opening a Donor Advised Fund at the Jewish Federation donors are able to recommend grants to multiple charities, Jewish or secular; set up their fund to pay their synagogue dues yearly; better organize their philanthropy; call on Jewish Federation staff for philanthropic expertise; and take advantage of the highest possible tax deduction.

Financial Resource Development & JCC Chicago Endowment Foundation *

30 S. Wells Street
Suite 4000
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (224) 406-9215
Fax: (312) 775-1818
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org.org
Contact: Addie Goodman, Chief Advancement Officer

The JCC Chicago Endowment Foundation, in partnership with the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago's Agency Endowment Program, was created to provide for our future and for the future of our programs and services to the greater Chicago Jewish community. Endowment revenue and annual philanthropic support enable JCC Chicago to strengthen Jewish identity and community, develop and deliver innovative programs and services, and cultivate future leaders in the Jewish community.

Income for Life Funds *

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 357-4853
Fax: (312) 855-3284
Email: legacy@juf.org
Web: http://www.jufplannedgiving.org
Contact: Steven A. Wander

Gifts that can be established during one's lifetime or as a bequest, that provide a donor or his/her loved ones with income payments throughout their lifetimes and sustain the Jewish community for future generations. Vehicles include Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Remainder Trusts. These giving vehicles are designated as part of The Centennial Campaign. Donors receive special recognition, and the names of those who provide gifts of over $100,000 are permanently inscribed on The Centennial Wall.

Jewish Day School Endowment Program *

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
30 S. Wells Street
Suite 3035
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 357-4853
Fax: (312) 855-3284
Email: legacy@juf.org
Web: http://www.jufplannedgiving.org
Contact: Deborah Silverman

A partnership of the Jewish Federation, the Associated Talmud Torahs (ATT), the Community Foundation for Jewish Education (CFJE) and individual day schools, to build endowment resources. Donors can establish lifetime or testamentary gifts that benefit local Jewish day schools collectively through the Jewish Federation’s Jewish Day School Guaranty Trust Fund (JDSGTF); or support a specific day school through Individual Day School Support Foundations. All commitments to the Day School Endowment Program are recognized as part of The Centennial Campaign.

Jewish Women's Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago *

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
30 S. Wells Street
3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 357-4850
Fax: (312) 855-3284
Email: womensfndn@juf.org
Web: http://www.jwfchicago.org
Contact: Ellen Carmell

A grant making organization dedicated to expanding opportunities and choices in the lives of Jewish women and girls in Chicago, Israel and throughout the world. Donors have the opportunity to take a hands-on role in the Foundation’s grant making process and decide where dollars can make the most impact.

Legacies and Endowments *

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 357-4853
Fax: (312) 855-3284
Email: legacy@juf.org
Web: http://www.jufplannedgiving.org
Contact: David Rosen

Helps ensure the continuation of vital programs and services supported by the Jewish Federation by building a strong endowment fund. Services include: gift planning; bequest and philanthropic consultation; administration of philanthropic funds; income for life gifts; charitable gift and trust management; and family foundation education, consultation and administration.

Lion of Judah Endowment *

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 357-4853
Fax: (312) 855-3284
Email: legacy@juf.org
Web: http://www.jufplannedgiving.com
Contact: Dee Anthony

A special endowment opportunity for women to sustain their annual Lion of Judah contribution to the JUF Annual Campaign in perpetuity. These gifts are part of The Centennial Campaign. Donors receive special recognition; those whose gifts exceed $100,000 are permanently inscribed on The Centennial Wall.

Silver Circle *

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 357-4853
Fax: (312) 855-3284
Email: legacy@juf.org
Contact: Dee Anthony

Recognition society to honor donors who have contributed to JUF’s Annual Campaign for at least 25 consecutive years.

Supporting Foundations *

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 357-4853
Fax: (312) 855-3284
Email: legacy@juf.org
Web: http://www.jufplannedgiving.com
Contact: Rose Jagust

A flexible charitable giving program that allows donors and their designated family members, friends and associates, to participate actively in deciding how these resources will benefit our community. A separate charitable corporation or trust, a Supporting Foundation obtains the tax status of a public charity by affiliating in a defined way with the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.

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