We are the largest funder of Jewish programs in Columbus, serving and enriching our community from birth to senior living. By working to engage, include and secure each individual, we’re building the best Jewish future in Columbus.
Create your JewishColumbus legacy.
Whether a planned gift is used to provide for the needs of a child to go to camp, to assist the elderly in our community, to send a student on their first trip to Israel or to rescue Jews in need around the world — no matter where or when in the future — a planned gift enables a donor to be present forever.
JewishColumbus is delighted to host the Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s (HGF) LIFE & LEGACY® initiative, creating a vibrant Jewish tomorrow for our entire Columbus Jewish community for generations to come.Learn More
This list represents gifts from individuals and foundations to our total financial resource development efforts comprised of annual, supplemental and designated gifts. Your generosity and investment in our Jewish community is appreciated.Learn More
Supporting Foundations are separate entities from the Columbus Jewish Foundation that have their own tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service. A separate board of trustees, comprised of the donors and representatives of the supported organizations, is appointed to guide investment policies and consider the charitable distributions. Donors enjoy an income tax deduction equivalent to the value of the gifts made. What makes a Supporting Foundation unique is that it is a separate, non-profit entity (like a family private foundation) that qualifies as a public charity because of its direct affiliation with the supported organization. Supporting Foundations enjoy all of the benefits of being classified as a public charity, such as:
For some donors, gifts of real estate may be the most convenient way to make a meaningful gift as they continue to support the work of JewishColumbus and the Columbus Jewish Foundation. There are many methods that donors may use to make gifts of their homes or other real estate through a bequest or, more commonly, through a lifetime transfer, with significant tax benefits.
As a professional advisor, you play a vital role in the philanthropic process. You are often the first and most important source of information for people interested in planned giving or in creating a substantial charitable legacy.Professional Advisor Resources
JewishColumbus and the Foundation can help you develop a customized plan to support the causes you care about, Jewish or otherwise, in a way that best fits your unique philanthropic goals and vision. The following includes information on charitable vehicles that are commonly used to fund endowments and special purpose funds at the Foundation.
Contact us anytime to talk about options to create your Jewish legacy at 614-559-3208 or by email.
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If you have any questions, please connect with Lori Wishne or Julie Tilson Stanley. As always, thank you for your continued support! Together, we create a safe and vibrant Jewish community in Columbus and around the globe.