Bequests to AJC
Perpetuate Your Values, Demonstrate Your Commitment
A charitable bequest is an easy way to make a lasting impact on the global Jewish community. You can continue to enjoy the use of your assets during your lifetime, and also have the satisfaction of knowing that your gift will support AJC’s vital mission for generations to come.
AJC welcomes different forms of bequests, including:
You may provide a bequest to AJC in your will or revocable living trust for a specific dollar amount or a specific asset, such as marketable securities. The charitable bequest can also be in the form of a percentage of your estate plan.
AJC appreciates that our donors wish to provide first for the financial security of their family members and loved ones. Including a bequest to AJC of a percentage of your residuary estate, instead of a specific dollar amount, ensures that your charitable bequest will remain proportionate to the value of your estate's assets.
You may specify that upon your passing, AJC will receive a percentage of the remainder of your trust/estate assets, a specific sum, or the entire remainder of your trust/estate assets. The bequest to AJC will be satisfied only after payment of administrative expenses of the estate and any specific bequest provisions for your loved ones or other beneficiaries of your estate plans.
Bequests to Establish Endowment Funds
You can designate a special purpose or program for your bequest to AJC. However, please keep in mind that AJC's priorities may change depending on the state of global affairs in the future. A bequest for the general charitable purposes of AJC will afford future leadership the flexibility to determine the best use of your bequest.
Have you included a bequest to AJC in your estate plans? If so, please let us know so that we can express our appreciation and welcome you to AJC's planned giving donor recognition society, AJC Visionaries.