Make an endowment a family tradition for future generations to ensure that Jewish history and values are not forgotten.

Whoever destroys a soul, it is considered as if he destroyed an entire world. And whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world. -Talmud

Studies have found that philanthropic giving has health benefits including life satisfaction, better intra-family relations, and positive effects on physical health. If you equate net worth with dollar signs only, you may be missing out on other kinds of measuring devices, such as human, intellectual, and spiritual capital. They are important tools to understanding your family’s or your individual net worth.

The Endowment began to adopt these concepts and believe in the notion of “friend-raising”, not fundraising. Begin and endowment as a mission to help you realize how your values can be the bottom line of your legacy.

Why The Pomegranate?

The pomegranate, our Endowment’s logo, has long symbolized life in many cultures. It has special meaning in Jewish culture because its seeds were thought to represent the 613 commandments of Judaism. The pomegranate stands for a productive future and a significant past.

Why Create a Legacy?

Make it a family tradition for future generations to ensure that Jewish history and values are not forgotten. Our children will know what it means to be Jewish and take pride in our traditions. You can pass on the legacy of those who came before us and help build a brighter future.

Kinds of Gifts

Cash gifts can be used to set up a Donor Advised or Designated Fund, or any planned giving program. IRS rules for cash, checks or any monetary gift require that the donor provide a bank record or a written communication from the Foundation.

Listing the Endowment in your will is considered a charitable bequest. You can include the Foundation for a percentage of the estate, a specific amount, or by specific assets of stock or real estate.

Find out more about how planned giving and legacy opportunities can work for you, your family, and your community by contacting Jade Stoltz, Executive Director, at 203-267-3177 x304. All information received is held in strictest confidence.