Your donation makes a difference by ensuring the best education for LA’s Jewish children. Gifts to BJE are tax-deductible and there are many ways to give:
SEND A TRIBUTE
Whether in honor or memory of a loved one or friend, a tribute card indicating your thoughtfulness, will be sent, in your name, to whoever you designate.
We accept donations over the telephone. Deborah Reissman, Coordinator, Donor and Community Relations, is able to take credit card donations, tribute card orders, stock transfers and other gifts over the phone. Please call her at (323) 761-8637.
You can also mail personal checks or credit card information. Our address is:
BJE: Builders of Jewish Education
6505 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90048
TYPES OF GIFTS
Unrestricted Gifts will allow the BJE Board of Directors to use funds based on strategic priorities, where they are most urgently needed and to take advantage of unique opportunities that arise. Your unrestricted contribution may be used to support tuition assistance, innovations in teaching, educational programs, services to schools and much more.
Designated Gifts can be targeted to one of BJE’s specific programs. You have the opportunity to specify a program when making a donation. If you are looking for a program that is not listed or wish to learn more about funding opportunities, please contact Miriam Prum Hess, Director of Donor and Community Relations at (323) 761-8334 to discuss your interests.
Recurring Gifts, whether monthly or quarterly, are the easiest way to support the mission of BJE. When you commit to a recurring gift, you're providing a consistent, reliable stream of income that allows us to focus on our mission of sustaining and enhancing Jewish educational opportunities in Los Angeles. Your monthly gift has the added bonus of saving you time and postage. To set up a recurring gift please contact Deborah Reissman at 323-761-8637.
An easy way to double or even triple your donation to BJE is through a company’s matching-gift program. Such programs typically match all or a percentage of employee contributions to charitable organizations, making the employer a partner in their employees’ personal philanthropy. Simply obtain a matching-gift form from your employer’s personnel office, fill it out and email Deborah Reissman or fax 323-761-8640 to BJE with your contribution.
Major Gifts provide opportunities for donors to create individualized giving plans designed to meet your philanthropic goals and areas of interest within Jewish education. Donations of all sizes help ensure BJE’s ability to strengthen Jewish education in Los Angeles. Donations over $2,500 are considered major gifts and donors at this level are invited to an annual Major Gifts Thank You Event. Donors who annually give $5,000+ are also invited to special study and socialization events throughout the year. Your gift will have significant impact on the lives of Jewish children today and in the future. To discuss your philanthropic priorities, please contact Miriam Prum Hess, Director of Donor and Community Relations (323) 761-8334.
Securities - Gifts of appreciated securities are tax deductible and can save you capital gains tax. To make a gift of appreciated securities or for wiring instructions, please contact Benjamin Sternlieb at 323-761-8615.
You can deed real property to BJE, to be sold to benefit Jewish education. For more information contact Miriam Prum Hess, Director of Donor and Community Relations (323) 761-8334.
Private Foundation support is an important resource for BJE. Grants from these foundations support all of our services, through programs that reach over 50,000 children, families, and educators each year. Grants can be given for general operating support or can be designated to support a particular BJE program. For more information, please contact Miriam Prum Hess, Director of Donor and Community Relations (323) 761-8334.
BJE is fortunate to have a number of corporate sponsors who support BJE’s mission of increasing access, enhancing quality and encouraging participation in Jewish education. Whether through direct philanthropic support, sponsoring an event or donating products, BJE is available to work with corporations of all types, sizes and industries in structuring collaborative alliances to meet the strategic goals of all participants. For more information, contact Miriam Prum Hess at 323-761-8334.
BJE’s Legacy Society - Endowment and Planned Giving
As a member of BJE’s Legacy Society, your bequest or planned gift can help you meet your long term financial, tax and estate planning objectives, while helping BJE make quality Jewish education available for the children of Los Angeles. Your enduring legacy honors yourself and your family and by your single action has the power to change lives – and the world.
You also join a group of distinguished donors whose contribution to the BJE Endowment Fund serves as a major resource for BJE, enabling the agency to continue to meet current and new Jewish educational needs in the community, support innovative solutions, and meet emergency needs. For more information on the Legacy Society, contact Miriam Prum Hess, Director of Donor and Community Relations, (323) 761-8334.