The College need is Real
The Jewish community is often thought of as affluent, yet 30% of Jewish families nationwide have an average income of less than $60,000, according to Pew Research. It is our goal not to forget families who do not have the means to pay for their children's education.
JELF applicants come from single parents, families of immigrants, families afflicted with illness, job-related issues and those with special needs. And the list goes on.
Naming a charitable organization in your will, or as a beneficiary in a trust, annuity or IRA or other, allows you to make a dramatic impact on Jewish students' lives for generations to come. You can also opt to set aside a certain amount (or percentage) to advance students' education, giving their family a better livelihood.
Further, planning now can further help you and your family save in taxes along the way.