The preferred method of helping needy Jewish children and their families, by a growing number of donors, has been to create a scholarship fund at the Jewish Children’s Regional Service. Establishing a fund at the JCRS accomplishes several goals. They include:
- The opportunity to help needy Jewish youths in one or more scholarship programs on an ongoing basis.
- The opportunity for a donor family to commit to a specific Tzedakah project, such as one of the JCRS scholarship programs.
- The opportunity for a family to permanently honor or memorialize a loved one by naming a schorship for needy youths after that individual.
The minimum commitment to establish a named scholarship fund is $10,000, which can be paid out over five years. Some individuals who were living on fixed incomes and could not establish a fund during their lifetimes have provided gifts of $10,000 or more in their Wills. Please keep in mind that the JCRS is an IRS 501-C-3 non-profit agency and as such, your gift is fully tax deductible.
The Jewish Children’s Regional Service acknowledges all gifts, both to you and to the person or family you honor. We send an individual, personal letter or letters to your honoree or honorees. Family gifts are acknowledged to each family member. In addition, each donor is provided a separate certification for each tax-deductible contribution to the JCRS programs.
The children and families you will help appreciate your kindness and generosity!