Planned Giving

Create your legacy with the Orthodox Union and invest in a strong jewish future.

Your thoughtful gift will have immeasurable long-term impact on individuals, communities, and the jewish people.
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Your link in the chain

A legacy gift is not only about monetary assets.

It’s about the values and perspectives that you hold most dear. We invite you to forge your link in the chain, supporting and enhancing Jewish life worldwide.

With guidance and planning, you can help the OU, increase your family’s financial security, and receive significant tax benefits.

Most Popular By far the most popular way to create your legacy, giving by will or trust is a simple way to help secure the OU for generations to come.
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When you create a charitable gift annuity with the OU, you and/or a loved one receive guaranteed fixed quarterly payments for life. See More
Giving by endowment means that your gift is invested, with the annual income going to support the cause of your choice—every single year. See More

Halachic wills

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You can give in many other ways, with maximum benefit to yourself and your family. Our planned giving advisor can help you decide on the best course of action for your unique circumstances.

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Why partner with us?

Meet your philanthropic goals and partner with the OU’s stellar planned giving team

Enjoy All-Encompassing Support

Our team will provide up-to-date guidance through the financial, technical, and legal aspects of creating your legacy.
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Your Interests Matter We help you create a legacy in a way that maximizes your tax savings and works in your and your family’s best interests while supporting the OU’s vital mission.

Your Legacy Is Unique Whatever your financial situation, our planned giving team will work with you to find a creative and beneficial way to leverage your assets when creating your legacy.

Create Your Legal Will at No Cost We’ve partnered with freewill to help you create your legal will. it’s at no cost to you, and most people finish in 20 minutes or less.
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About the OU

Our Commitment

It is our commitment to do our part to meet the Jewish community’s most significant needs, to represent Klal Yisrael to itself and others, and to profoundly enhance Jewish life through our many programs.
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your eternal legacy

By including the OU as part of your legacy,
you’re ensuring the continuity of vital programs that impact all aspects of the Jewish community. Your generosity will help us keep our shared Jewish values vibrant—for generations to come.

Make lasting impact with a legacy gift to the OU