Bob and Cindy are a lot like you.
They were facing the second half of their life and looking toward enjoying their retirement years.
They had listened to the advice of financial advisors and put things in motion that would help take care of their children for years to come.
Yet, with all their planning, Bob and Cindy knew that the Lord had a greater purpose for them and their financial resources.
As they prayed, they asked the Lord:
How can the financial resources You’ve blessed us with continue to bless the ministries we support beyond our lifetime?
Like many of our partners, Bob and Cindy decided to become Abraham Promise Fund partners with Jewish Voice Ministries.
What is the Abraham Promise Fund?
The Abraham Promise Fund is a special fund for partners who decide to leave a legacy through Jewish Voice. This legacy ensures greater financial security for Jewish Voice and helps us continue to give clean water, humanitarian aid, and the Good News of Jesus to hurting Jewish people throughout the world.
As one of the few ministries reaching out to Jewish people around the globe, Jewish Voice offers both physical and spiritual help. In 2019 alone, Jewish Voice provided more than 90,000 people with much-needed medical, dental and eye care. This includes people in communities with significant Jewish populations in Ethiopia and Zimbabwe – many of whom saw a doctor for the first time in their lives. It also encompasses dental and vision care for Holocaust survivors in Israel.
Over the years of proclaiming the Gospel, Jewish Voice has also helped tens of thousands of people come to faith in Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah.
Bob and Cindy knew that by investing their future legacy with Jewish Voice, their seed was going into good ground that will reap a harvest for years to come.
Jonathan Bernis discusses the Abraham Promise Fund.
While I may not have all I desire, I certainly have all that I need, and there is peace within my soul that could only come from God. While receiving blessings from God is one of my favorite things in the world, pleasing God is my favorite, and pleasing Him gives me great joy. I believe it is impossible to love God and not love the People of Israel. Making Jewish Voice my annuity beneficiary is a tangible way of showing my love for God. I believe He is pleased.
Imagine yourself in Bob and Cindy’s place...
Imagine what your legacy gift could bring to Jewish people who don’t yet know Yeshua as Messiah.
Imagine knowing that the earthly treasures the Lord has provided you with will become an exponential blessing for future generations.
Imagine the multitudes of children who will finally have clean water because of your legacy.
Imagine the vast scores of hurting Jewish people who will be blessed – through your generosity – to receive much needed healing through medicine and aid they otherwise would not have access to.
Imagine the many Holocaust survivors whose dignity will be restored through dental and vision care ¬– by your legacy – letting them know they are not forgotten.
Finally, imagine the multitudes of Jewish people who will come to know Jesus as Messiah – because of your generous legacy gift.
Will you choose to be a part of this very special group of partners? Will you join those who have made the decision to dedicate a portion of their resources to bringing the Gospel to Jewish people for generations to come?
Like Bob and Cindy did, please make the quality decision to consider your own legacy gift to Jewish Voice Ministries. You will be blessed for it.
How To Get Started
Jewish Voice will mail you information about Abraham Promise Fund estate planning.
Follow the simple step-by-step instructions in the Abraham Promise Fund packet.
Frequently Asked Questions
Be sure to consult your tax advisor to learn the best options for you.
Planned Giving encompasses gifts involving more advance planning than writing a check or contributing by credit card. It is an area of giving that is also called Legacy Giving or Estate Giving, and can include either cash or non-cash gifts.
You can leave a designated amount or a percentage of your estate, whichever you choose. Jewish Voice has partnered with Financial Planning Ministry, whose professionals will help you create your will or trust*. Click the “Learn More” button on this page to get started.
*Available in the US only.
In addition to bequeathing a charitable gift in your will or trust, you can also donate non-cash assets. You can give these now or specify their distribution in your will or trust. Examples include stocks, securities, mutual funds, annuities, retirement account Required Minimum Distributions, vehicles, real estate or other property.
First, you'll receive a charitable income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the shares, no matter what you originally paid for them.
Second, you will pay no capital gains tax on the transfer. This combination of benefits makes giving appreciated securities a very rewarding charitable and financial plan.
We take the mean of the high and low prices for the security on the day it came into our possession. If the high price was $80 per share and the low price was $70 on that day, your gift will be valued at $75 per share.
It is important that you contact us so that we can assist you with transfer instructions. If you own securities in a brokerage account, we can help you set up an electronic transfer of the shares to our brokerage account. If you possess actual stock certificates, we can tell you how to sign the certificates over to us and fill out a stock power form.
Yes, and we can coordinate the transfer with the administrators of your fund.
You can, but your deduction will be limited to the current, depressed value of the stock. It's wiser planning to sell the stock, take a tax loss, and then get a second tax benefit by giving us the cash proceeds.
- You can use it to convert highly appreciated but low-yielding assets into a lifetime income stream at greatly reduced capital gains cost, while also securing an immediate income tax deduction.
- You will frequently receive a higher payment rate from a gift annuity than from any other life-income gift.
- Your payments will be safe, stable and predictable.
- Part of your annuity payments will come to you tax-free. If you funded your annuity with appreciated assets, another portion of your payments will be taxed at low capital gains rates. Only the remaining balance of the payments will be taxed as ordinary income.
One is not necessarily better than the other. Both have distinct advantages. A gift of cash will produce a larger tax-free portion of the annuity. A gift of stock will reduce the donor’s capital gain tax. Both assets produce an equal annuity rate and charitable income tax deduction.
No, a gift annuity is a contract between us, providing for our payments to you in return for your gift to us. Your lifetime payments are one of our general obligations, fully backed by all of our assets.
A charitable gift annuity can only be setup for one or two lives. This is typically a husband and wife, but it could be two siblings, two friends, etc. Generally, a child's longer life expectancy lowers the annuity's rate of return to an unattractive level.