Ways to Support JCHS

Thank you for considering making a gift to JCHS.
Since our founding, we have continued to provide a unique education to our students in partnership with our community. Your support plays a critical role in the lives of our students and the sustenance and growth of JCHS.
 
There are many ways to give:

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  • Cash

    Your gift of cash in the form of a check provides immediate tax savings for you and instant revenue for JCHS.

    Please make checks payable to JCHS and mail to:

    JCHS Development Department
    1835 Ellis Street
    San Francisco, CA 94115
  • Credit Card

    You may charge your gift to your Visa, MasterCard, Amex or Discover online or over the phone at 415.345.1818. This type of donation is an easy way to support JCHS on a one-time or monthly basis.
  • Pledges

    Pledges to JCHS may be paid through a single contribution or in multiple payments, at scheduled times that are convenient for you. Contributions paid by December 31 are eligible for current-year tax benefits. One Fund pledges are due in full by June 30 of the fiscal year in which gift was pledged.
  • Matching Gifts

    Your employer may be able to help you increase the amount of your gift to JCHS through a matching gift program. Many companies will double or even triple their employees’ donations. Your human resources director can advise you if your company has a matching gift program. Please send matching gift forms to:

    JCHS Development Department
    1835 Ellis St.
    San Francisco, CA 94115

    You may also fax forms to Julie Vlcek-Burke's attention at 415.345.1888.
  • Stock and Securities

    If you hold securities that would incur a tax on capital gains if sold, your outright gift to JCHS could mean significant savings. You obtain a tax deduction for the full fair market value of the gift, and you may avoid a tax on the increase in value. Click here for stock transfer letter and instructions. For more information about making a gift of securities to JCHS, call the development office at 415.345.1818.
  • Tribute and Memorial Gifts

    JCHS gratefully recognizes gifts made in memory or in honor of friends, family or faculty members, or to acknowledge a birthday, bar or bat mitzvah, graduation or other significant life cycle event. A letter acknowledging your thoughtful gift will be sent by JCHS to your honoree or the family of the memorialized at your request.
  • AmazonSmile

    AmazonSmile is a free, easy, and automatic way for you to support JCHS every time you shop. When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, extensive selection, and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to JCHS.
     
    On your first visit to AmazonSmile, simply sign into your Amazon account and then select JCHS to receive donations from eligible purchases. From that point on, every eligible item you buy through AmazonSmile will generate a donation in the amount of 0.5% of your purchase price.
     
    For steps to use AmazonSmile, click here
  • Gifts-in-Kind

    Each year individuals and corporations donate a variety of non-cash gifts to JCHS. Donations of technology, equipment, furniture and other items will gladly be accepted if they can be put to good use and provide clear benefits to the school. Gift value is determined by the donor through appraisal or record of purchase.
  • Planned Giving Opportunities: Legacy Society

    Bequests 
    A gift provided in your will may be a percentage of your estate, the residual of the estate, a certain item or a specific dollar amount. Estate taxes may be reduced by a bequest to JCHS. 
    Charitable Remainder Trust 
    This trust provides either a fixed or variable income for you and your family. Part of the trust qualifies for an income tax deduction and at the death of the last beneficiary, the assets of the trust are distributed to JCHS. 
    Charitable Lead Trust 
    This trust allows you to pass on assets to family members with significant estate and gift tax savings while allowing JCHS to benefit from the income for the duration of the trust. 
    Gifts of Life Insurance or Pension Benefits 
    A gift of life insurance allows you to contribute a previously acquired policy that may no longer be needed for its initial purpose and realize tax benefits. JCHS may also be named as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, company pension or profit-sharing plan, or of a private fund such as an IRA, Keogh or tax-sheltered annuity.

    For more information about the Legacy Society, please click here.
We appreciate your interest in and support of the Jewish Community High School of the Bay. Your attorney or financial planner can provide additional information on how these ways of giving apply to your specific situation.

If you are interested in learning more about these gift opportunities for you and JCHS, please contact Julie Vlcek-Burke, Director of Development, at 415.345.1818 or jvlcek@jchsofthebay.org.

The Jewish Community High School of the Bay is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Federal tax identification number: #94-3349377.
 
Jewish Community High School of the Bay
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: 415.345.9777
JCHS is grateful for generous operational, programmatic, and financial support from:
The Jewish Community High School of the Bay (JCHS) is a unique college preparatory high school committed to integrating deep learning, universal wisdom, and Jewish values. We empower each student to embrace her or his Jewish identity, generate empathy and compassion, delight in lifelong education, and improve the world.