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You can make a one-time gift or set up monthly giving online at: go.tufts.edu/hillel or call the Hillel development office at: 617.627.2863 or 617.627.2122

Please make your check payable to Tufts Hillel and mail it to:

Tufts Hillel
Tufts University
PO Box 3306
Boston MA 02241-3306

Gifts of appreciated securities may have tax advantages and can be given as an outright gift or to fulfill a pledge.

Donors who give securities that have been held more than one year can realize two benefits: a charitable tax deduction for the full fair market value of the securities, and avoidance of capital gains taxes on the appreciated assets.

Please note: The securities must be given directly to Tufts Hillel at Tufts University; if you sell the securities and donate the proceeds, you will not realize these same tax benefits.

To arrange a gift of securities please contact Fran Kantor, Director of Development at 617-627-2863 or fran.kantor@tufts.edu to obtain the necessary information.

If you have a donor-advised fund and would like to make a gift to Tufts Hillel, please request that checks are payable to Hillel Foundation at Tufts University and mailed to the following address:

Tufts Hillel
Tufts University
PO Box 3306
Boston MA 02241-3306

Tufts Hillel’s tax identification number is: 04-6139157

If you have any questions about the process, please call Fran Kantor, Director of Development at 617-627-2863 or fran.kantor@tufts.edu

Individuals 70½ and older can make a qualified charitable distribution up to $100,000 from their IRAs without counting it as taxable income. This can satisfy all or part the amount of your required minimum distribution from your IRA.

As a benefit to you, your employer may match your charitable giving. Matching gifts often double or triple the value of your gift. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and /or their spouses.

Check with your employer to learn how to take advantage of your company’s matching gift program, it is often a very simple online process. Click here to find out if your company has a matching gift policy: http://www.matchinggifts.com/tufts/.

If you'd like to give a gift in honor or in memory of a friend or family member, we are happy to send a card on your behalf that reflects the occasion.

Please be sure to let us know who the gift is in honor or memory of, as well as the name and address where the card should be sent.

By including Tufts Hillel in your estate planning, you can extend your legacy to future generations of Tufts students and ensure that they will have the benefit of a strong and vibrant Jewish community on campus.

Bequests

A bequest in your will or trust is the simplest way to make a significant gift to Tufts Hillel without affecting your assets during your lifetime. It can be done as easily as naming Tufts Hillel as a beneficiary for an IRA, life insurance policy, or in your will.

Additionally, you can give specific assets including securities, real estate (such as a residence or office building), or tangible personal property (such as artwork, antiques, royalties, or copyrights).

Please consider designating a specific sum from your estate (e.g., $50,000) or a percentage of your estate (e.g., 5%).

Other Planned Giving

Other types of planned giving may be beneficial to you during your lifetime. These include various forms of trusts and annuities funded by cash and securities.

For more information about making a legacy gift, please contact Fran Kantor, Director of Development at 617-627-2863 or fran.kantor@tufts.edu.