$1 million in funding
for security initiatives each year
$382k raised
to support Ukrainian Jews
120+ Columbus kids
sent to overnight Jewish summer camp
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Planned Giving

Create your JewishColumbus legacy.

Wills and Bequests

Are you looking for a way to make a significant gift to help further our mission? A bequest is a gift made through your will or trust. It is one of the most popular and flexible ways that you can support our cause.

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Endowments and Forever Gifts to the Annual Campaign

An endowment is a permanent fund of the JewishColumbus that provides an annual income for programs, projects, agencies, organizations or initiatives of particular interest to you and your family.

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Retirement and Life Income Assets

Donating part or all of your unused retirement assets such as a gift from your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax-deferred plan is an excellent way to make a gift to our organization. Other valuable assets are Annuities and remainder trusts, which provide you or your loved ones with income for life or term of years, and support the charity of your choice after your lifetime.

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Donor Advised Fund

Create a “charitable checking account,” which you can add funds to and recommend distributions from as you desire to benefit charities you are passionate about.

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For You and Your Professional Advisor

JewishColumbus offers a special program tailored for Professional Advisors called the “Trusted Charitable Advisors Program.” Its mission is to advance charitable planning and build a local culture of philanthropic giving in Central Ohio.

The program was created by the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego in 2017. JCF San Diego is working with other communities around the country to establish their own professional advisor program, as we have here in Columbus.

The program was established to educate and build a working relationship with attorneys, accountants, financial advisors and wealth managers, providing you with tools to engage your clients in charitable conversations to enhance relationships and help your clients integrate charitable planning as a strategy for achieving their overall goals.

The classes are professionally instructed by Sharleen Wollach, chief impact officer for the San Diego Jewish Community Foundation and nationally recognized expert in the field. JewishColumbus staff also “peppers in” relevant subject matter as it relates to our own JewishColumbus community.

Questions? Let’s connect.

Lori Wishne
Senior Foundation Director