Planned Giving

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Endowment Opportunities

The Centennial Campaign

In honor of its 100th anniversary, the Jewish Federation/Jewish United Fund launched The Centennial Campaign, a comprehensive menu of giving opportunities to help secure the future of our community and the Jewish people.

The Legacy Fund

The Legacy Fund is our unrestricted endowment fund, which generates income for immediate use while its principal remains intact. Gifts to the Legacy Fund are crucial for the well-being of our community, and are the only source of emergency funds in times of extreme distress.

Campaign Endowments

Perpetuate your family name, the name of an honored individual and your commitment to Jewish continuity by establishing an annual endowment fund. An annual endowment permanently endows your annual gift to the Jewish United Fund Campaign.

Lion of Judah Endowment

Today's Jewish women can perpetuate their own names and their commitment to Jewish continuity by establishing a Lion of Judah Endowment (LOJE), a fund that permanently endows a woman's annual gift to the Jewish United Fund Campaign.

Naming Opportunities and Capital Projects

Naming Opportunities and Capital Projects are major gift commitments that support Jewish life for our community and for future generations. These gifts give you the opportunity to fund a program close to your heart and help carry that program into the future, in your name or after a loved one. They support a broad range of Jewish Federation programs and/or capital projects in Chicago, Israel, and in Jewish communities around the world.

Day School Endowments

The Jewish Federation and the day school community have joined together in a unique partnership to help ensure that every Jewish family has the opportunity to choose a day school education -- regardless of financial ability and stream of religious commitment.

Agency Endowments

The Agency Endowment Program is a partnership of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and eight affiliate and beneficiary agencies to help ensure the future of their vital programs and services.

For more information about gift annuities and other planned giving opportunities, please contact us at (312) 357-4853 or legacy@juf.org.

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