Donor-advised funds are the future of the Jewish Future Pledge

The Jewish Future Pledge debuted back in May by announcing that some of the biggest names in Jewish philanthropy, like Bernie Marcus and Charles Bronfman, had vowed to direct at least half of the charitable donations in their estate plans to Jewish and Israel-related causes. Now its leaders are trying to integrate the pledge into the systems of Jewish philanthropy by identifying where that wealth is currently sitting, and then motivating financial planners, fundraisers and influential younger donors to become ambassadors for the pledge. The first stage is a partnership under the auspices of the Jewish Federations of North America with 12 local federations, including those that serve Jewish population centers including Miami, South Palm Beach County, Dallas, Atlanta, San Francisco and Greater MetroWest, in New Jersey —  gateways to donor-advised funds that hold billions of dollars. Read more.


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