JCF Blog: Forward Thinking

Report from Israel: The Power of People

In my first week here in Israel, the values and resilience that I saw on display showed the power of people to make a difference. Many of the people that I have met are finding ways to enhance their communities.

JCF Makes Donor Advised Funds More Accessible to All

In an effort to reduce barriers to all donors and encourage them to see Federation as the place to fulfill all of their philanthropic duties, the Jewish Community Foundation Board voted to reduce the minimum dollar amount required to open a Donor Advised Fund from $10,000 to $5,000 through…

Use Your IRA to Make a Gift, Tax Free!

If you are over 70½ years of age and have an IRA, I have some great news for you! You can now make a tax-free rollover gift from your IRA of up to $100,000.

Negev Success Stories

Ten years ago, when our Keren Ness Board began directing funds to the Negev, the vision of developing and maintaining communities through economic development included strengthening relationships with strategic partners who shared our vision of building up the region, such as the…

Annual Investors Meeting

By Daniel Staffenberg, JCF Executive Director

Since I came to Greater MetroWest NJ about 18 months ago, I’ve personally met with dozens of families about the funds they have entrusted to JCF either through a Donor Advised Fund, a Lester or LOJE commitment, a Charitable Gift Annuity, or …