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ENDOWMENTS provide a permanent source of income for a Jewish cause you care about most, such as the Jewish Federation’s Annual Campaign, a particular agency or even a specific field of service or specific program. Creating an endowment during your lifetime may provide an immediate tax benefit inthe year the endowment is funded. Creating an endowment in your will may reduce estate taxes while enabling you to continue your support for the Jewish community far into the future.

EndowmentsHow Does It Work?

You create an endowment with money or appreciated assets contributed during your lifetime or through a bequest in your will or a planned gift.

Examples of Endowment Funds

Legacy Funds
A Legacy Fund perpetuates a commitment in your name to the Jewish Federation’s Annual Campaign. Legacy Funds ensure the future vitality of our Jewish community both locally and overseas.

Lion of Judah Endowments (“LOJE”)
A LOJE celebrates women who have created a current fund or planned gift of $100,000 or more that will distribute income annually in support of the Jewish Federation’s Annual Campaign.

Jewish Community Foundation’s Unrestricted Endowment Fund
The Unrestricted Endowment makes grants to provide seed funding for new and innovative programs, to strengthen the community and to meet unforeseen needs in the community.

Agency Endowment Funds
An Agency Endowment Fund designates money for a particular agency that you care about and want to support for the future.

Scholarship Funds
A Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to local Jewish students enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education with the goal of providing financial support to as many deserving students in our community as possible.

Issue Funds
An Issue Fund designates money for a particular cause that you care about and want to support for the future, such as Jewish education or young Jewish adult outreach.

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For more information about the Foundation, please contact Dan Brandeis, Jewish Community Foundation Director (412.992.5220 or dbrandeis@jfedpgh.org), or Sharon Perelman, Director of Planned Giving (412.992.5224 or sperelman@jfedpgh.org).

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