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Giving Options

The Annual Fund

donate nowThe Annual Fund raises current-use funds that are crucial to meeting the college’s most pressing needs, including scholarship assistance, recruiting and maintaining an outstanding faculty, campus maintenance and classroom innovation.

Gifts to the Annual Fund are accepted throughout the year. Hebrew College's fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30.

Please visit our Annual Fund online giving form or call the Office of Institutional Advancement at 617-559-8726. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday, 10 a.m. to noon.

The Charitable IRA Rollever Has Been Reinstated--Act Now for 2016!

For 2016 and annually going forward, individuals 70½ and older may transfer up to $100,000 from their IRAs to charitable organizations without having to count the distributions as taxable income. The deadline to complete IRA Charitable Rollover gifts for the current tax year is December 31, 2016.

If you qualify, the IRA Charitable Rollover is a great way to save on taxes and make an end-of-year gift to Hebrew College. If you have not already yet taken your required minimum distribution for 2016, an IRA Charitable Rollover gift can count toward satisfying this requirement.

What you need to know to take advantage of the opportunity for 2016:

  • Eligibility: Individuals age 70½ or older in 2016.
  • Amount eligible: Up to $100,000.
  • Method: Direct transfer from an IRA account to Hebrew College.
  • How to initiate a transfer: Contact your IRA administrator for instructions; notify Hebrew College.
  • If you have a 401(k), 403(b) or other retirement plan: The plan administrator can create a rollover IRA from which to transfer funds to Hebrew College. 

Retirement plans are among the most highly taxed assets one can own, subject to income tax in life, estate tax at death, and income tax when left to an individual other than a spouse. 

Although IRA Charitable Rollover gifts do not qualify for the charitable deduction, they are in effect 100% deductible. Act quickly to complete an IRA Charitable Rollover gift for 2016. As in all charitable gift decision-making, review with one’s advisor is encouraged. 

For information on giving to Hebrew College, please be in touch with Jan Moidel Schwartz, Senior Development Officer, at jschwartz@hebrewcollege.edu or 617-559-8766.  

Marketable Securities

An outright gift of appreciated marketable securities is one of the most attractive methods of giving. Provided you have owned the securities for more than one year, a gift of listed stocks, bonds or other publicly traded securities entitles you to a charitable income-tax deduction equal to the full market value of the securities; this is calculated by averaging the high and low selling prices on the date of the gift. 

Note: It is very important that your broker notify the Office of Institutional Advancement at 617-559-8726 when stock is being transferred. Your broker should provide us with your name and that of the stock being transferred in order that we can send you an appropriate acknowledgment and tax receipt. Brokerage transfer instructions.

Gifts of Real Estate

 An outright gift of unencumbered real estate may enable you to make a significant gift to the college while receiving favorable tax benefits on the transfer of a highly appreciated asset. Please call the Office of Institutional Advancement at 617-559-8726 for more information.

Tangible Personal Property

You may choose to donate art, books, equipment, antiques and similar items that are acceptable to the college. Please consult with the Office of Institutional Advancement to confirm that your gift can be used in accordance with your wishes while also meeting the needs of the college. Acceptable tangible gifts may entitle you to a tax deduction. Tangible gifts valued at more than $5,000 must be appraised by an independent appraiser to determine the value of the deduction.

Matching Gifts

Many corporations have established programs whereby the company matches or multiplies donations made by current, and in some cases, retired employees. Some of these companies also match director’s gifts. Your donation to Hebrew College could be increased by participating in a matching-gift program. We encourage you to check with your employer to determine if they administer a matching-gift program.

Tribute Gifts

Tribute, or life-cycle, gifts are a wonderful way to honor or memorialize a friend or loved one on an important occasion — the birth of a child or grandchild, a bar/bat mitzvah, a high-school or college graduation, a promotion at work, an engagement or wedding or a special anniversary.

Life-cycle gifts may be made using this online form or by calling the Office of Institutional Advancement at 617-559-8726. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday, 10 a.m. to noon.

Donations to the Tribute Program at Hebrew College are suggested to begin at $36. Your thoughtful remembrance will be acknowledged.

MORE INFORMATION

Office of Institutional Advancement
617-559-8766

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M-Th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
F, 10 a.m. to noon

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