Carve Your Name in Granite
By Jackie Jacobs
Endowment funds are like blocks of granite. They last. And last. One way you can extend your influence into the future is by carving your name in a Columbus Jewish Foundation endowment fund.
Generations from now, the community will benefit from your foresight and generosity. They will see your name on your endowment and know that you once walked this earth. And that you cared.
You can create an endowment in your own name. Or you can memorialize a loved one, or someone else who has strongly impacted your life. The Foundation is home to many memorial funds, preserving the names of beloved community members in perpetuity.
Endowments can be established with the Columbus Jewish Foundation now, during your lifetime. You can use cash, securities or real estate. Or you can arrange for an endowment to be established through your will.
Some people do both. They establish an endowment now so they can watch it grow and enjoy the satisfaction of seeing the fund benefit others. They may add to it periodically and possibly encourage family members and friends to get involved. Then, through their wills, they make provision for a final and often larger contribution.
When you establish an endowment, you accomplish several things: You express confidence in the future of the Jewish community; you create a lasting legacy; you encourage present and future leadership; and you truly make a difference.
To find out more about creating your own endowment fund, call the Foundation at 614-338-2365. You can request a personal meeting. Our professionals will explain the step-by-step process and show you various ways you can fund your endowment. You will find them to be knowledgeable, courteous and respectful of your confidences.
Carving your name in granite at the Columbus Jewish Foundation may be one of the most important things you do for yourself, your family and future generation.
Article appears as originally published in the Ohio Jewish Chronicle Thursday, April 19, 2018.
Jackie Jacobs is the Chief Executive Officer of the Columbus Jewish Foundation, the Central Ohio Jewish community’s planned giving and endowment headquarters.