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            Rodeph Sholom Legacy Endowment Fund

Congregation Rodeph Sholom has a rich history spanning more than 100 years.  Now, we are working to secure our synagogue's future for the next 100 years.  That is why we created an endowment fund, "Inscribing Our Legacy." Please consider making Congregation Rodeph Sholom's future part of your legacy.  

For information on how you can become a part of Congregation Rodeph Sholom's Legacy Endowment Fund email Abe Marcadis, Immediate Past President at


What is an endowment fund?  

An endowment fund provides a way for members and friends of Congregation Rodeph Sholom to give a monetary gift that will permanently help develop and sustain the congregation now and in the future.

Your gift to the Legacy Endowment Fund is a way to make your investment last forever.

Endowment funds will:
  • Become part of our permanent endowment.
  • Generate earnings that will provide income for programs and operations.
  • Fund programs and social causes.
  • Offset administrative costs.
Endowment funds provide donors an opportunity to:
  • Make a permanent gift from lifetime assets.
  • Provide on-going support for Congregation Rodeph Sholom.
  • Leave a legacy that will be remembered over time.
What makes this gift different from other forms of synagogue giving?
Our Legacy Endowment Fund is a permanent fund and only its earnings will be spent. When funds are available and distributed, they will support projects above and beyond normal budgeted items, as well as ongoing operations.
What kinds of gifts can be made to our endowment fund?
There are many types of gifts that could benefit our permanent endowment fund. A few of them are:
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Real estate
  • Personal property
  • Stocks and bonds
  • Life insurance
  • Planned gifts
  • Cash
Is my gift too small?
Every gift contributes to the overall growth of the principal amount, which compounds the return on investments. Because all gifts are pooled in the fund, they have a cumulative effect, making even the smallest gift significant.
What is a planned gift?
A planned gift to the synagogue is a financial gift structured to serve the needs of the synagogue as well as the donor, such as:
  • Life Insurance through naming Congregation Rodeph Sholom as the beneficiary or transferring ownership to Congregation Rodeph Sholom.
  • Gifts through wills, also known as bequests.
  • Charitable remainder and charitable lead trusts to support our permanent endowment fund.
Can I designate a special type of gift?
Specially designated gifts are a great way to show others how much you care about them and Congregation Rodeph Sholom. These can include:
  • Memorial gifts in remembrance of a family member or a congregant member.
  • Tribute gifts recognizing special occasions such as anniversaries, achievements, retirements and promotions.
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