For decades, Hillel has equipped UCLA’s students to be the leaders of tomorrow’s Jewish community.
Just as the University establishes a professional foundation for students’ futures, Hillel builds a Jewish foundation for their lifetime. We offer students meaningful services and enriching programs free of charge each day of the week, all year round. This is achieved through the support and charitable giving of individuals like you.
You've invested in the Jewish future time and time again. Will you allow Hillel the opportunity to sustain your vision for a steadfast Jewish people for generations to come by including Hillel in your future planning?
Mayim Bialik | Hillel Trustee | Legacy Giver
Emmy-Nominated Actor & Double Bruin UCLA PhD 2007, B.S. 2000
“Hillel was the place where I learned how to be a Jewish adult.
I was able to form a lifestyle and an identity around the fact that I am a Jewish person guided by Jewish principles and Jewish values because I feel a responsibility to my community.
I learned that from my Hillel."
Mayim Bialik | Legacy Giver
"Each year I must make a required distribution from my IRA and here's something everyone should know: if you don't need the income, you can allocate your distribution direction to a qualified charitable 501c3 organization and then the funds aren't taxed! I'm in the fortunate position to be able to do this and am supporting Hillel at UCLA as a result.
As a UCLA alum and current UCLA Senior Scholar and participant in the Ziman School of Real Estate at Anderson, I know just how big and overwhelming UCLA can be. By getting connected to Hillel, students can narrow in on a smaller slice of UCLA Jewish life.
With all the craziness going on, Hillel is especially important. I'm proud to play a role in sustaining Hillel by making an IRA charitable transfer, year after year."
Gilbert Dembo | B.S. Business, UCLA 1958 | Legacy Giver
There are various ways to make your impact on Hillel's future
A bequest is a gift for Hillel in your will or revocable living trust. Your donation can be designated to support a specific aspect of Hillel’s programs or remain unrestricted. Simply add a paragraph of text provided by Hillel to your will or trust - every gift is appreciated no matter the amount. Suggested language is ‘I give (cash of $_________) or (specified property) or (____% of my estate) or (the residue of my estate) to Hillel, the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life at UCLA located at 574 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024. EIN #46-0573247
IRA and Retirement AssetsNaming Hillel as beneficiary of your IRA or Retirement Assets can save your loved ones sizable tax bills (distributions to non-charitable beneficiaries are taxable at ordinary income rates, however Hillel pays no income tax providing our students with the full benefit). Complete a beneficiary designation from through your plan administrator (your Will does not govern your IRA, 401(k) or other qualified plan).
Charitable remainder trusts pay lifetime income to donors and/or other named beneficiaries. Cash, appreciated stock, real estate or other property is transferred to the trust. The donor receives income back, a partial income tax deduction in the year of the gift, and avoidance of capital gains tax if long term appreciated property is contributed.
Gifts of appreciated stock (including stock in closely held companies) may also be made. Gifts of long term appreciated stock (held more than one year) avoid capital gain taxes and their full fair market value is deductible as a charitable contribution from income taxes.
Rachel Sumekh, UCLA Class of 2012 | Founder & CEO of Obama White House Recognized Nonprofit | Hillel Alumni Student Leader
"Hillel attracts the most talented and driven Jewish students and serves as a hub of learning, social connection, and worship. The diverse programs I participated in gave me the tools to run for student government, and my Hillel family became my biggest support as I was elected Student Body President of UCLA. I am forever grateful for the values learned from and the doors opened by this community, which have guided my entire professional life thereafter."
David Bocarsly, Class of 2013 | Jewish Civic Leader