Giving Vehicles

Bunching Donor Advised Funds

Bunching Donations in a Donor-Advised Fund

BUNCHING charitable gifts is a way for you to support causes you care about and reduce your tax bill at the same time. By bunching, you may get a tax break if you are close to the standard deduction on your federal taxes. How Does It Work? The new tax law doubles the 2018 standard…
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Donor Advised Funds

Donor Advised Funds

DONOR-ADVISED FUNDS are funds in which you retain the right to make grant recommendations to charities of your choice. You can make distributions from both income and principal. How Does It Work? With a minimum gift of $5,000 to the Jewish Community Foundation, you can establish a donor-advised fund. You are entitled to an immediate…
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Supporting Foundations

Supporting Foundations

SUPPORTING FOUNDATIONS of the Jewish Community Foundation provide unique vehicles for family involvement in philanthropy as an attractive alternative to a private foundation. Your family’s collaboration in management and grant-making provides continuity and supports your philanthropic goals. A Supporting Foundation is a separate, nonprofit corporation with its own identity and corporate structure. How Does It…
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Charitable Remainder Trust

Charitable Remainder Trust

CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUSTS provide income for you or your family today and funding for the Jewish community in the future. There are two types of charitable remainder trusts—a Unitrust and an Annuity Trust—and both provide you with an immediate tax deduction and lifetime income. Upon your death, the remaining assets will be used to support…
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Charitable Gift Annuities

Charitable Gift Annuities

CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITIES are contractual agreements between you and the Jewish Community Foundation that enable you to receive a guaranteed fixed annuity payment while you (and/or your beneficiary) are alive, with the remaining assets supporting the community after your death. How Does It Work? You contribute cash or marketable securities worth a minimum of $5,000…
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Charitable Bequests

Charitable Bequests

CHARITABLE BEQUESTS are instructions in a will that designate a specific dollar amount or a portion of your estate to charity. You may use a charitable bequest to establish a fund within the Foundation to enable you to help ensure the future well-being of the Jewish community. How Does It Work? When you make a…
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Legacy 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.
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Lion of Judah Endowment

Lion of Judah Endowment Funds

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.
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Life Insurance

Life Insurance

LIFE INSURANCE can be used to fund a charitable gift to the Jewish Community Foundation, permitting you to make a substantial legacy gift for a relatively modest outlay.
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Retirement Plan Assets

Retirement Plan Assets

RETIREMENT PLAN ASSETS including corporate pension and profit-sharing plans, Keogh plans, 401(k) plans, 403(b) plans, and Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) may be used to create or to add to an endowment fund in the Jewish Community Foundation.
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Agency Endowment Funds

Agency Endowment Funds

Agency and Synagogue Endowment Funds enable you or your organization to provide support to an agency or synagogue for their general operations or for a specific program.
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Centennial Fund for a Jewish Future

Centennial Fund for a Jewish Future

The Centennial Fund for a Jewish Future (CFJF) is an endowment within the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh's Jewish Community Foundation that provides immediate and ongoing funding to make quality Jewish learning and experiences available to everyone.
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Contact a Foundation staff member to best determine your philanthropic needs.

Daniel O. Brandeis, J.D., LL.M.

Daniel O. Brandeis, J.D., LL.M.

Foundation Director

412-992-5220
dbrandeis@jfedpgh.org

Sharon Perelman

Sharon W. Perelman, Esq.

Director of Planned Giving & Associate Foundation Director

412-992-5224
sperelman@jfedpgh.org