Planned Giving

Endowment Opportunities

Endowment Gifts

A named endowment fund of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago creates a permanent legacy, perpetuating your ideals and your name, ensuring the future of the Jewish community.

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Annual Campaign Endowments

Perpetuate your family name, the name of an honored individual and your commitment to Jewish continuity by establishing an annual endowment fund. An annual endowment permanently endows your annual gift to the Jewish United Fund Campaign.

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Lion of Judah Endowment

Today's Jewish women can perpetuate their own names and their commitment to Jewish continuity by establishing a Lion of Judah Endowment (LOJE), a fund that permanently endows a woman's annual gift to the Jewish United Fund Campaign.

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Naming Opportunities and Capital Projects

Naming Opportunities and Capital Projects are major gift commitments that support Jewish life for our community and for future generations. These gifts give you the opportunity to fund a program close to your heart and help carry that program into the future, in your name or after a loved one. They support a broad range of Jewish Federation programs and/or capital projects in Chicago, Israel, and in Jewish communities around the world.

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Day School Endowments

The Jewish Federation and the day school community have joined together in a unique partnership to help ensure that every Jewish family has the opportunity to choose a day school education -- regardless of financial ability and stream of religious commitment.

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Agency Endowments

The Agency Endowment Program is a partnership of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and eight affiliate and beneficiary agencies to ensure the future of the agencies and their vital programs.

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