Planned Giving

Since 1964, guided by Jewish prophetic principles, we have pursued justice and equity. Your gift through your will or estate, retirement fund or life insurance plan, or other legacy vehicle will ensure the long-term sustainability of this vital work. 

To include JCUA in your estate planning, please identify the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (EIN: 36-2538957) as the beneficiary. JCUA’s address is 4411 North Ravenswood Avenue Suite 300 Chicago IL 60640.

Planned Giving Overview

For more details about planning a gift to JCUA or to share your intentions about a planned gift, please contact Deputy Director Brian Gladstein at or 312-663-3081‌.

Guidance for Donors

JCUA urges prospective donors to consult with personal legal and financial advisors in matters relating to their gifts and the resulting tax and estate planning consequences. 

Communicating your Intentions

We welcome but do not require details about your planned gift. All materials will be kept in strict confidence and referenced only at such time that your gift is fulfilled.

Gift Types

Types of gifts accepted without review:

  • Cash
  • Marketable securities
  • Bequests
  • Life insurance beneficiary designations 
  • Retirement plan beneficiary designations
  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • Charitable lead trusts

Certain forms of gifts or donated properties must be reviewed prior to acceptance. If you have a question about types of gifts that require review, please reach out to Brian Gladstein at