A Bequest to Bar-Ilan University

Where Your Legacy Can Build Israel's Future

What better way to secure your wishes for Israel's bright future, pass along your values, promote Jewish higher education in perpetuity, or memorialize a loved one, than with a bequest in your will or living trust to the American Friends of Bar-Ilan University (AFBIU). Through your bequest, your name and generosity live on via AFBIU's support of the only university in Israel where tradition and technology thrive together.

While you bolster the Jewish homeland's fastest growing university, your heirs will benefit because your taxable estate is reduced by a 100% Federal deduction for the value of the bequest.

After making sure your loved ones are financially secure, there are many opportunities to help Bar-Ilan University's academic programs and scholarship funds continue in your memory — crucial research to eradicate cancer and improve the environment, scholarships for émigré students and IDF soldier students living below the poverty line, and support for 1,800 courses that enhance the Jewish identity of all students who are required to take a minor in Jewish Studies.

Below are options to consider when making a charitable bequest — a gift specified in your will or living trust and given after your death — to ensure that AFBIU's critical work will continue for generations to come.

Questions to Consider in Planning a Bequest

  • Do I want to direct my bequest for a particular purpose?
  • Do I want my bequest to be of a specific dollar amount, or a percentage of my estate?
  • Would I rather my bequest to be of a specific asset, such as securities, real estate, or tangible personal property (for example, works of art or antiques)?

Some sample language you can use to include Bar-Ilan University in your estate plan can be located HERE. Please be aware that if you use the sample wording in your will, you still must have an attorney and/or tax advisor review it to ensure that the bequest is handled properly.

By filling out a LETTER OF INTENT (PDF), and sending it to the American Friends of Bar-Ilan University at 160 East 56th Street, New York, NY 10022 or emailing it to us, we can better ensure that your wishes will be fulfilled.

To review exact bequest language that will work best for your situation, please call Gil Jacobson, National Director of Planned Giving for American Friends of Bar-Ilan University, at 212-906-3911, toll-free at 888-752-6649, or email gil.jacobson@afbiu.org

See also: Stories of Remarkable People Who Have Left Bequests to AFBIU

Notice: Consult your legal and tax advisors before making any material decisions based on this information.

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