TOP is proud to partner with The Jewish Future Pledge (JFP) and The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) on an exciting initiative that will bring the Jewish Future Pledge to your synagogue and community. JFP is a worldwide movement working to ensure that vibrant Jewish life continues for generations to come, by asking all Jews to make a moral commitment of half or more of the charitable giving in their estate plan to support the Jewish people and/or the State of Israel.
TOP is honored to be among the first foundations across the country to partner with JFP and JFNA on this initiative. Together, TOP, JFP, and JFNA will advance a shared vision and commitment to secure a vibrant Jewish future, sparking critical intergenerational conversations about Jewish values and proliferating a culture of legacy giving.
Experts estimate that of the $68 trillion that will transfer to the next generation in the coming 25 years, $6.3 trillion of that will be allocated to charity. Assuming 20% of that amount comes from Jewish donors, it will represent a $1.26 trillion charitable investment by Jews.
Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that those charitable funds will benefit the Jewish community. If past is prologue, the Jewish community stands to lose staggering sums of money. Statistically, the children of today’s donors are less committed and less supportive of Jewish causes than their parents. There is a looming crisis for our community, but there is much we can do to stem the tide. If 50% of those charitable dollars from Jews are designated to Jewish causes, this represents a $600 billion opportunity for the Jewish world.
In addition to the financial impact Jewish Future Pledge seeks to make, the pledge hopes to spark intergenerational conversations about why the Jewish people matter – thereby engaging the next generation thinking about Jewish issues long before they are faced with fiduciary responsibilities.
Ready to take the Pledge?