"Who occupies himself with the needs of the community is as though he occupies himself with Torah."

~~ Talmud Yerushalmi, Berakhot

Annual Campaign

No gift touches more lives than a gift to the Federation's annual campaign. A powerful expression of our strength as a community, the annual campaign transforms individual donations into collective tzedakah for our extended Jewish family here at home and around the world, from supporting social services and scholarships in Upper Fairfield County to helping feed elderly Jews in the former Soviet Union to providing for Jews being rescued and resettled in the land of Israel.

Gifts of Stock

One of the most advantageous ways to contribute to the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy is via a gift of stock, or other securities, such as bonds or mutual funds. The total value of your gift is tax-deductible provided it has been held for at least one year, and there is no obligation to pay any capital gains tax on the appreciated value. The gift is fully deductible as of the date it arrives in our account.

When your stock is received in the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy account, unfortunately, we do not receive any information that identifies you as the donor. Therefore we kindly ask that you please alert us in advance about the stock and number of shares you plan to donate. Please contact Michelle Scinto, mscinto@jewishphilanthropyct.org to assist you with your stock transfer.

Memorials and Celebrations

A contribution to the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy provides a meaningful and impactful way to honor the memory of a loved one or to celebrate an exciting life cycle event.  In both sad times and joyous ones, the opportunity to support our extended Jewish family reminds us that Jews around the world have moments of suffering and need that we can help turn into opportunities for resilience and growth.

Planned Giving

The Federation can enable our donors to achieve their charitable goals by establishing donor-advised funds and perpetual annual campaign endowments, providing endowments for the Federation or our local organizations, or creating legacy gifts. For more information on the benefits of planned giving, please contact David Weisberg at dweisberg@jewishphilanthropyct.org

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Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible. Tax ID #06-0994563

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