Your Legacy, Your Impact…
“The vibrant Jewish life that I now see on campus because of Columbia/Barnard Hillel simply did not exist when I was a student there. It is my responsibility and my pleasure to help ensure that this organization continues to thrive on campus and to provide a Jewish home for generations of students to come. That is why I am including a gift to Columbia/Barnard Hillel in my estate. ” Gerald (Jerry) Zuriff CC ’64
A legacy gift, also known as a planned gift, is a type of gift that many donors choose to make through their estate plans. A legacy gift to Columbia/Barnard Hillel ensures that the programs and experiences that are central to every Jewish student on campus, regardless of background or affiliation, will continue to flourish. Columbia/Barnard Hillel is an integral campus partner that collaborates with campus groups across Columbia University. A legacy gift can truly sustain Columbia/Barnard Hillel’s presence on campus and in the greater community.
Review your estate plan and see where Columbia/Barnard Hillel may fit in. Your legacy gift to Columbia/Barnard Hillel can support many different areas, including but not limited to:
- Specific programs, from service trips to weekly Shabbat dinners;
- Educational initiatives, including world-renowned speakers and programs;
- State of the art facilities for our students through building renovations and updated resources;
- Our outstanding staff and developing targeted staff roles and fellowships.
Learn more about our Legacy Society here.
Types of Legacy Gifts:
Retirement Funds: Making a gift through a retirement asset is a simple way to leave a legacy gift. In order to make this type of a gift, a donor can list Columbia/Barnard Hillel as a beneficiary of a percentage of the retirement assets.
Bequests: Making a gift in your will (a bequest) is a way of perpetuating your support for the role Columbia/Barnard Hillel plays in the lives of Jewish students at Columbia University and Barnard College. It enables a donor to make a significant gift that might otherwise not be possible during his or her lifetime.
Charitable Gift Annuities: A gift that provides income gives the donor and/or another person, such as a spouse, child, or parent, income for life. A charitable gift annuity is created in exchange for gifts of cash or marketable securities, and, at the termination of benefits, it creates a meaningful legacy gift for Columbia/Barnard Hillel.
Endowed Funds: Endowments are funds held in perpetuity that generate an annual income that supports projects that the donor designated. Endowments provide stability and security for Columbia/Barnard Hillel, and can also be created through a bequest or other forms of legacy gifts. Most endowed funds are named in honor of the donor or someone the donor wishes to recognize.