Legacy Gifts

Imagine an Israel where all people are treated equally; an Israel that is democratic, vibrant, and just. 

Since 1986, the New Israel Fund of Canada has championed the vision of an Israel true to our core human values of inclusiveness, equality, and justice. And against great odds, we are making progress together.

In the decades ahead, achieving that vision will be NIFC’s legacy.

For more information about legacy giving to the New Israel Fund of Canada, please contact:
Ben Murane, Executive Director
416-781-4322
ben@nifcan.org

Now we ask you to make it part of your legacy.

Thanks to the incredible generosity of people like you, we and other NIF branches around the world have committed over $40 million towards our work in decades to come.

These funds will empower us to pursue its mission of strengthening democracy and equality in Israel by providing financial stability over the long term.

We hope you will join us.

To notify us of your legacy intention or existing plans, contact our Executive Director, Ben Murane.

If you have not yet included us in your estate or financial plans and would like to learn more, read below for more information and contact our Executive Director, Ben Murane.

Our Legacy Society

 

 

Our Legacy Society was created to recognize those special individuals who have included the New Israel Fund of Canada in their long-term plans through a bequest or trust, by beneficiary designation, or other financial planning arrangement.

 

As a way of honouring your commitment, we would like to recognize your gift here on our website, in our Annual Report, and in other publications (unless anonymity is preferred). Allowing us to list your name sends a strong message of encouragement to your peers and the broader community that supporting the New Israel Fund of Canada through a legacy gift is important.

 

If you choose to join:

 

  • There is no membership fee or minimum gift. Every legacy gift is important to us and makes an impact.
  • In celebration of your commitment, we will recognize your gift in our Annual Report, here on our website, and in other publications (unless anonymity is preferred).
  • You will be invited to contribute a message and photo to the collection of legacy statements on our website — a wonderful way to share with loved ones and the next generation about the values that brought you to the New Israel Fund family and your vision for Israel’s future.

 

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Legacy Society Members

 

These generous supporters who have named NIFC as a beneficiary of their estate plans are honored as members of NIFC’s Legacy Society.

 

  • Efrim Boritz and Naomi Fromstein
  • Fredelle and Harold Brief
  • Isser Dubinsky and Antoinette Wertman
  • Joan Garson and David Baskin
  • Mark Guttman and Lesley Simpson
  • Barbara and Sy Landau (z”l)
  • Ben Murane and Naomi Kramer
  • Allan Risk and Daniel Gelfant
  • Ian Silver
  • Sharon Weintraub
  • Anonymous (2)

 

Founders’ Circle Members

 

In addition to being a member of NIFC’s Legacy Society, the following supporters made early, significant contributions to NIF’s international Legacy Giving campaign and thus are recognized internationally.

 

  • Joan Garson and David Baskin
  • Isser Dubinsky and Antoinette Wertman
  • Barbara and Sy Landau (z”l)
  • Ben Murane and Naomi Kramer
  • Allan Risk and Daniel Gelfant
  • Sharon Weintraub
  • Mark Guttman and Lesley Simpson
  • Efrim Boritz and Naomi Fromstein

 

Legacy Endowments

 

These generous endowment funds in support of our work have been established in loving memory of family or as lasting personal legacies:

 

  • Boritz-Fromstein Fund for Human Rights
  • Allan Risk and Daniel Gelfant Foundation
  • Levy/Berenstein Endowment Fund
  • Arthur Minden Endowment Fund
  • Morris A. Gross Endowment Fund
  • Raicus Fund
  • Silk Endowment Fund
What Legacy Gift is Right for You?

Every donor to the New Israel Fund of Canada has a unique financial and family situation and there are many ways to make a legacy gift.

Below are some of the ways that you can make a lasting impact.

Scenario 1

Your Goal
During your lifetime, make a gift to NIFC now that minimizes your taxes on capital gains or income.

Your Strategy
Donate appreciated securities or other assets instead of cash to make your gift.

Your Benefits
Make a bigger gift than you normally can – and that will make an immediate difference.

Scenario 2

Your Goal
During your lifetime, make an even larger gift to NIFC now that minimizes your taxes on capital gains or income.

Your Strategy
Donate funds withdrawn from an RRSP/RRIP to offset taxes on capital gains or income.

Your Benefits
Make an even larger gift than you normally can – and that will make an immediate difference.

 

Scenario 3

Your Goal
In the future, make an important impact on NIFC that doesn’t cost you anything during your lifetime.

Your Strategy
Create a bequest in your will or trust, by specifying a donation of cash or a portion or percentage of your estate.

Your Benefits
Make a lasting gift that is simple to arrange.

 

Scenario 4

Your Goal
In the future, leave more of your estate to your heirs while still benefiting NIFC.

Your Strategy
Name NIFC as beneficiary of your

  • RRSP/RRIP plan or
  • life insurance policy

Since those assets may be taxed if left to your heirs.

Your Benefits
Making a lasting gift that is simple to arrange and at a lower cost to your heirs.

 

We encourage you to speak with us while making your plans, in order for you to enjoy certainty that your legacy wishes are sustainable by NIFC and possible within Canadian law.

Please Note
The New Israel Fund of Canada is not engaged in legal or tax advisory services. Please consult with your professional advisor as to which giving vehicle is right for you, and when creating bequests, seek drafting and counsel from an attorney.

What Types of Legacy Gifts Do We Accept?

Below are some of the options designed to support NIFC’s work over the long term.

We welcome Legacy Gifts made in the form of:

  • Wills or Living Trusts
  • Life Insurance Policies
  • RRSPs/RRIPs
  • Stocks and Securities

If you would like to gift a different type, such as real estate or other property, please contact us.

We welcome Legacy Gifts dedicated that:

  • Make an immediate impact by supporting our General Fund
  • Make an immediate impact on a specific issue by designating your General Fund support to an area of our work (see below)
  • Sustain our impact over decades to come by supporting our Endowment Fund
  • Sustain our impact on a specific issue by establishing or growing an endowment fund benefitting an area of our work
  • Honour a relative by establishing an endowment fund benefitting our General Fund or an area of our work

Please see “What Purposes of Legacy Gifts Do We Accept” below to see how you can match your gift to our work and priorities.

Please Note
The New Israel Fund of Canada is not engaged in legal or tax advisory services. Please consult with your professional advisor as to which giving vehicle is right for you, and when creating bequests, seek drafting and counsel from an attorney.

What Purposes of Legacy Gifts Do We Accept?

We encourage you to speak with us while making your plans, in order for you to enjoy certainty that your legacy wishes are sustainable by NIFC and possible within Canadian law.

We welcome gifts towards these approved Issue Areas:

  • Shared Society
  • Human and Civil Rights
  • Social and Economic Justice
  • Religious Pluralism
  • Palestinian Citizens of Israel
  • Democracy
  • Women’s Rights and Gender Equality
  • Minority Rights
  • Canadian Education and Outreach

Learn about our Issue Areas and our legacy of impact in each.

We are unable to accept Legacy Gifts that:

  • Support a specific NGO in Israel
  • Support an issue not named above, without prior arrangement
  • Endow permanently a specific event or project
  • Endow a permanent fund smaller than $10,000 or temporary fund smaller than $5,000
What is your Charitable Name and Number?

13007 0626 RR0001
N I F CANADIAN CHARITABLE TRUST

For more information about legacy giving to the New Israel Fund of Canada, please contact:
Ben Murane, Executive Director
416-781-4322
ben@nifcan.org

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