Endowments & Planned Giving

There are many ways in which you can help strengthen NCJW’s role in the pursuit of social justice today. Your support enables NCJW to continue to improve the quality of life for women, children, and families and to continue safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.   
A financial endowment is a transfer of money, stock, or property donated to NCJW, to be invested, while the principal remains intact in perpetuity. This enables your contribution to have a much greater impact over a long period of time. NCJW offers two endowment options:

  • Fund for the Future: Through the NCJW Fund for the Future, your endowment supports NCJW’s ongoing domestic efforts to improve the lives of women, children, and families. 
  • Israel Endowment: NCJW’s Israel Endowment supports NCJW’s work in Israel to improve the lives of women, children, and families.  

Endowers are eligible for NCJW’s signature gold dove pin.

Appreciated Securities
The gift of an appreciated asset is a powerful and simple way to support NCJW’s work. Donors pay no capital gains tax and receive an immediate income tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the date of transfer, regardless of the amount originally paid.  

Planned Giving: NCJW’s Second Century Society
To ensure that the work of NCJW will continue well into the next century, NCJW invites you to become part of our future. By giving to NCJW through a will, retirement plan, or charitable gift annuity you can add your legacy to ours. 
NCJW’s Second Century Society was established to celebrate those individuals who have included NCJW in their estate plans. By joining the Second Century Society, you can be acknowledged today in NCJW’s annual report for your future commitment.

  • How to add NCJW to your will: There are several ways you can name National Council of Jewish Women, Inc. as a beneficiary in your will. You may choose to give an outright specific sum from your bequest or specify that a percentage of your estate go to NCJW. This allows your charitable giving goals to adjust with your changing life circumstances. Your gift may be directed to NCJW’s annual fund to support the annual operating budget, or you may designate how you would like your gift to be used: for a specific purpose that you name (for example, to directly support NCJW’s advocacy work, or “wherever the need is greatest” so that NCJW, Inc. can select a use that matches its current programs.    

Sample bequest language, specific amount:
“I give to National Council of Jewish Women, Inc. (NCJW, Inc.) located at 475 Riverside Drive in New York, NY, the sum of $_____, to be used by NCJW, Inc. wherever the need is greatest.” 

Sample bequest language, portion of estate:
“I give National Council of Jewish Women, Inc. (NCJW, Inc.) located at 475 Riverside Drive in New York, NY____% of my estate, to be used by NCJW, Inc. wherever the need is greatest.” 

  • Charitable Gift Annuity: A charitable gift annuity is a simple contract between you and NCJW. In exchange for your irrevocable gift of cash or securities, NCJW agrees to pay an annuitant you name, a fixed sum each year for life. The older your designated annuitant is at the time of the gift, the greater the fixed income NCJW can agree to pay. In most cases, part of each payment is tax-free, increasing each payment’s after-tax value. Payments may be made annually, semi-annually, or quarterly.   
  • Retirement Plans: Individuals who have been in the work force may find that in addition to Social Security, they will receive income from other retirement plans, such as IRAs, 401(k)s, or 403(b)s. A gift from remaining retirement plan funds can be an easy way to arrange a donation at a very low after-tax cost to one’s family or friends. Contact your retirement plan administrator for details about naming one or more charitable recipients as beneficiaries.  

For more information about any of these ways to support NCJW, please contact NCJW’s Development Coordinator Alzenia DeVerteuil at 212 870 2742 or via email.