Your voice is your legacy. What will you change?
Remember the New Israel Fund in your Will and make your hopes for the future of Israel heard. A legacy to NIF allows us to keep advancing democracy and equality for all Israelis.
What will you change?
For Julian, the answer was ensuring that Israel prospers as an inclusive and cohesive society.
His legacy gift supported a ground-breaking initiative in Jerusalem that lowers the walls between communities; Jewish and Arab, religious and secular, Ethiopian, Russian-Speaking, Ashkenazim and Mizrachim by training leaders committed to a prosperous and shared Jerusalem. Participants come from all walks of life, from business people to school heads to artists.
They receive training and support to enable their ideas of how to bring people together. The results have been inspiring. A Jewish and Arab youth summer camp for Jerusalem kids has been created, a network of restaurant and café owners has been formed to advertise their openness to all residents, and an initiative to run educational tours of Jerusalem which uses personal stories to help residents visit neighbourhoods they would otherwise not step into was launched.
For Dr’s Selina and Andrew, “making donations to organisations is about making a difference. And NIF certainly achieves that. The impact is naturally so much greater when we join forces together. We are in this for the long haul. We have therefore decided to see through a much longer commitment. We want the NIF’s values of tolerance, true equality for everyone, democracy, and compassion to endure for our children and grandchildren.”
The Hebrew word tzedakah, commonly translated as “charity,” comes from the word tzedek, meaning justice. It reflects the Jewish tradition’s view of right and wrong, social responsibility, and fairness. By choosing to support the New Israel Fund, you are ensuring that the values of tzedek, equality, and democracy enshrined in Israel’s Declaration of Independence will light a path of justice for generations to come.
Every donor to the New Israel Fund has a unique financial and family situation, and there are many ways to make a legacy gift to the New Israel Fund. Get in touch with us to find out more.
Did you know…
- No gift is too small. Through legacy giving, every gift will have an impact, every gift will make a difference
- You can take care of loved ones and help NIF. There are many types of gifts that enable you to do both
- You can reduce the inheritance tax owed by your family by leaving a gift in your will, benefiting both your family and your chosen charity.
New changes to tax laws mean that if you leave 10% of your estate (after your tax-free allowances) to NIF, you can cut the Inheritance Tax rate on the rest of your estate from 40% to 36%. That’s a 4% reduction in the inheritance tax for your family and a huge impact for our work at NIF.
For example, say your estate (after allowances) is worth £250,000, you would be faced with an IHT bill of £100,000. This would leave your family with £150,000.
If you gave away 10% to charity – £25,000 – the IHT charge on the remaining estate, now £225,000, would be reduced to £81,000, meaning your family would still inherit £144,000. Your very generous donation £25,000 to NIF has therefore cost you only £6,000.
- Leaving a gift in your Will is simple. Contact us for more details.
We hope you will consider leaving a lasting legacy that ensures your voice is heard by including the New Israel Fund in your Will.
For more information on Leaving a Legacy to the New Israel Fund, please contact:
Adam Ognall, Chief Executive
0207 724 2266
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