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12/21/2015

Sen. Brown Supports Tax Provisions

Tags: Federation, PR, Philanthropy

Federation Board Chair Reneé Chelm thanks Senator Sherrod Brown for his support in extending tax provisions that encourage charitable giving. Read the full story here.

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12/21/2015

Alert: IRA Charitable Rollover

Tags: Federation, Philanthropy

We are pleased to inform you that newly enacted federal legislation permits the use of tax neutral Individual Retirement Account ("IRA") Charitable Rollover distributions to the Federation or other qualified charities retroactively for 2015 and makes this benefit permanent.

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12/17/2015

Nearly $31M Raised in the 2016 Campaign

Tags: Campaign, Federation, Philanthropy

Nearly $31M Raised in the 2016 Campaign

What a night! Our Campaign Closing Celebration was one of our best yet, thanks to our incredible volunteers and donors who make Jewish Cleveland so special.

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12/04/2015

Year-End Charitable Gift Planning Ideas

Tags: Legacy, Philanthropy

Year-End Charitable Gift Planning Ideas

A brief guide to the advantages of giving on or before December 31, 2015.

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12/01/2015

Giving Tuesday is December 1!

Tags: Federation, PR, Philanthropy

Giving Tuesday is December 1!

CLEVELAND – The Jewish Federation of Cleveland has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Coinciding with Thanksgiving, the holiday shopping season, and the Federation’s 2016 Campaign for Jewish Needs, #GivingTuesday will inspire community members to take action to improve Cleveland’s Jewish and general communities. Together, on December 1, 2015, we will help create a better world.

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11/30/2015

Meet Zack: A Saltzman Youth Panelist

Tags: Federation, Teens, Philanthropy, Blog

Meet Zack: A Saltzman Youth Panelist

The Saltzman Youth Panel educates Jewish Cleveland high school students like me about philanthropy. Together, this year’s cohort of 40 high school juniors and seniors will make decisions about allocating $50,000 to worthy organizations in the Jewish and general communities.

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11/08/2015

ENDOWMENT GIFTS: More Than Plug and Play

Tags: Giving, Federation, PR, Philanthropy, Endowment

Endowment funds fulfill a variety of functions for charitable organizations, from support for current operations to reserves for unexpected contingencies. For donors, endowment gifts represent an opportunity to provide ongoing support to a favorite organization or cause while leaving a personal charitable legacy.

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10/23/2015

Baby Boomers: Sandwich Generation

Tags: Giving, Federation, PR, Philanthropy, Women

Some call baby boomers the sandwich generation because they are caring for both parents and children. Similarly, many baby boomers are sandwiched between inheriting assets or family businesses and planning for future distributions of their own assets or transferring of the family business.

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10/19/2015

Passing of values is a tenet of Judaism

Tags: Giving, Federation, PR, Philanthropy, Women

The first time most of us create a will is when we have children. As we mature and our family structure changes, so too must the manner in which we view our estate plans. A will is more than a means to transfer property; it can be an expression of one’s personal ideals. The passing of values from one generation to the next is one of the most fundamental tenets of Judaism.

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01/29/2015

Affordable Overnight Camp for All

Tags: Family, Philanthropy, Federation, PR

Affordable Overnight Camp for All

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland is committed to making Jewish overnight camp affordable for all families through the Michael and Anita Siegal One Happy Camper Program.

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