Planned Giving


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.

Donor Benefits

  • Underwrite a project of special merit and commemorate your family name or the name of a specific individual in perpetuity.
  • Name a building, fund a portion of a building, or establish a named endowment to leave a permanent legacy that benefits the Jewish community.

Capital/Special Projects Include:

These generous gifts are major commitments that are made in addition to one's annual gift to the Jewish United Fund-Israel Fund Campaign. To learn more about these innovative funding opportunities, please contact us at (312) 444-2827 or


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