Planned Giving

You can leave a legacy of compassion and change by joining AJWS’s Global Legacy Society with a planned gift.

We know that you care deeply about ending poverty and promoting human rights around the globe. Now, by including AJWS in your charitable estate plans, you can make a lasting difference for generations to come.

By doing so, you will ensure our work continues to build a better world long into the future. As a founding member of the Global Legacy Society, you’ll also receive:

  • Invitations to special AJWS events in your region
  • A certificate of appreciation for your dedication to lasting change
  • Recognition in select AJWS publications, including our Annual Report
  • Recognition on our website

How to Create Your Legacy

You can name AJWS in your will by including language such as:

“I give and bequeath the sum of $  (or  % of my residuary estate) to American Jewish World Service (or AJWS) to be used in support of its general charitable purposes.”*

You can also name AJWS as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy or remaining IRA monies.

If you would like to speak with us about your planned giving options, please contact Austin Wrubel at or by phone at 212.792.2835.

*Please consult your attorney and/or tax advisor before adding this language to your will to determine the best method for including AJWS in your estate planning.


AJWS has received an “A” rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy since 2004 and a top rating of four stars from Charity Navigator for 14 years. AJWS also meets all 20 of Better Business Bureau’s standards for charity accountability.