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Ways to Create an Endowment

There are a number of ways that you can fund your legacy. Let CJP help you choose the method best suited to you and your philanthropic goals.

Outright Gift or Multi-year Pledge

You may fund your endowment through an outright gift or a multi-year pledge. This will allow your endowment to begin supporting our community during your lifetime.


A bequest through your will, trust or retirement account is an easy way to create an endowment. We'll work with you and your advisor to craft language that clearly reflects your intentions.

Life Income Gift

A Charitable Gift Annuity or a Charitable Remainder Trust can provide an immediate tax deduction and lifetime income. After the death of the last beneficiary, the remainder becomes part of an endowment fund to be used in accordance with your wishes.

Life Insurance

You may purchase a life insurance policy, for which CJP would serve as both owner and beneficiary. After your passing, CJP will redeem the policy and the proceeds will support CJP's endowment.

Choose CJP as Your Partner in Philanthropy

You can have confidence in CJP's ability to administer your vision. For more than 115 years, our Jewish community has trusted CJP as its partner in philanthropy. We will ensure that distributions from your endowment fund are used in strict accordance with your wishes. CJP stewards endowment funds in accordance with the highest ethical and professional standards.


Charles S. Glassenberg
Associate Vice President
Gift Planning and Investment Partnerships