Endowment Foundation

Planning for Our Future

The Endowment Foundation is the endowment and planned giving division of Jewish Federation.

 

With assets under management of over $55 million (as of December 31, 2015), the Endowment Foundation's mission is to secure and manage sources of future funding for Jewish Federation and its Annual Campaign, for institutions and programs serving the northern New Jersey area, and for the needs of the Jewish people in Israel and throughout the world.

 

The Endowment Foundation offers donor advised fund and supporting foundation programs for philanthropic individuals and families in our community. Millions of dollars are distributed to charitable organizations selected and recommended fund holders annually.

The Endowment Foundation has numerous funds which benefit specific causes or areas of interest and serves as trustee for charitable lead and remainder trusts. The Endowment Foundation also manages the endowment assets of many of the agencies and organizations serving our community.

As of December 31, 2015, the Dor L'Dor Society included endowment commitments representing over $41 million.

Donor Recognition

Dor L'Dor Society

Those making unrestricted or Annual Campaign Endowment commitments of $100,000 or more are honored as members of our Dor L'Dor (Generation to Generation) Society. Dor L'Dor Society membership allows the dreamers of today to plant the seeds for the Jewish community of tomorrow. The Society has three giving levels:

- Builders, $100,000 or more
- Benefactors, $500,000 or more
- Guardians, $1 million or more

As of December 31, 2015, the Dor L'Dor Society included endowment commitments representing over $41 million.

Lion of Judah Endowment​

Lion of Judah Endowment (“LOJE”) is the endowment component of the national Lion of Judah major gifts program. You can create a LOJE by making a lifetime or testamentary gift of at least $100,000 to the Jewish Federation Endowment Foundation. We will establish an endowment fund in your name to perpetuate your Lion of Judah Annual Campaign gift. In this way, your legacy and generosity will be an integral part of our community, remembered and recognized in perpetuity.

The Conversation Project​

The Endowment Foundation at Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey captured a series of perspectives embracing the power of community and the strength of our communal voice. Please view the videos below.

 

Book of Life

Donors who make a one-time legacy gift of at least $5,000 are invited to participate in the community’s Book of Life. You can share your personal story and hopes for the future so that others can learn about, understand, and appreciate essential facts of your life that have meaning and impact.

Click here to view the personal stories

Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment (PACE)

You can create a PACE by making a lifetime or testamentary gift to the Jewish Federation Endowment Foundation. We will establish an endowment fund in your name to perpetuate your Annual Campaign gift to the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey. PACE donors of at least $100,000 are honored as members of the Dor L'Dor Society.

How To

Donor Advised Funds

A Donor Advised Fund is a great tool for your tax and charitable planning.

Click here to request a grant from your Donor Advised Fund

Restricted Funds

The Endowment Foundation can help you create a special purpose fund to support areas of interest to you. In a field of interest fund, you specify an area of interest such as Jewish education or services to the elderly, and the income and/or principal of the fund is dedicated to the cause you name. A designated fund benefits a specific program or beneficiary agency.

Ways to Give

Current gifts of

- Cash or securities
- Bequest under a will
- Beneficiary designation of life insurance policy
- Beneficiary designation of individual retirement account

Supporting Foundations

For families who desire that successive generations play a role in Jewish philanthropy, a supporting foundation offers the flexibility and tax benefits of a public charity. A supporting foundation named for your family can continue to make charitable distributions to a wide range of interests.

Create A Jewish Legacy

Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey participates in the national Create a Jewish Legacy program which encourages legacy giving for the Jewish schools and agencies in our community.