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Make the Most of your Giving

You can make a gift that starts working today or leave a bequest that will benefit the community in the future.  No matter why you choose to give or what you choose to support, the Jewish Community Foundation can help you fulfill your philanthropic goals.

By partnering with the Foundation, you can create a meaningful, personal legacy.  We will be here for generations to come, ensuring that your wishes continue to be met - far into the future.

Confused by the many terms related to endowment? Our Endowment Glossary can help, download the glossary here.

Three Ways to Maximize Year-End Giving

The holiday season is a time to celebrate with family our many blessings

We encourage you and your family to enjoy the season of thanks & giving by connecting with us about your charitable goals. However you choose to support your favorite causes, making a gift to a fund or opening a new fund before year-end allows you to:
  • Achieve your philanthropic goals
  • Maximize your tax advantages
  • Support community needs as they arise over time

This holiday season, please consider these giving options:

Bunch Charitable Gifts -- Bunching involves consolidating tax-deductible charitable contributions that would normally be made over multiple years into a single tax year. In the consolidated year, you contribute to a charitable giving vehicle and receive an immediate tax deduction by itemizing deductions on your federal tax return.*

Give to a Donor Advised Fund -- Open and front-load a Donor Advised Fund with a year-end gift now and recommend grants to charities your way on your timeline. Bunching is a great way to do this.

Give Appreciated Securities -- Gifts of publicly traded stocks and mutual fund shares could qualify you for an immediate charitable deduction ofthe full fair market value and an exemption from capital gains tax on the appreciation.*

For more information, please contact Kathryn Gonnerman, Vice President of Philanthropy, at

*This is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal, tax, or financial advice. When considering tax planning strategies, you should always consult with your own legal and tax advisors.

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