Planned Giving

Come Change Lives with Us

Our supporters are people with passion – for serving others and strengthening our community. We are committed to helping you bring that passion to life. By including Jewish Family Service of San Diego in your legacy plans, you will enable us to broaden and deepen our commitment to meeting people where they are and providing services that uplift and empower.

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Centennial Countdown Campaign

Building a Legacy for All San Diegans

For more than a century, Jewish Family Service has empowered San Diegans to build better lives for themselves and their families. If you're looking for a way to uplift our neighbors with your planned gift, we invite you to join the JFS Centennial Countdown Campaign. The Campaign was launched in 2018 with a goal of raising $50 million to sustain Jewish Family Service and our life-changing services for years to come. With the generous support of Evelyn and Ernest Rady and a matching gift from the Rady Foundation, gifts made to the Campaign will be matched dollar for dollar up to $25 million.

"We are deeply committed to the long-term sustainability of Jewish Family Service because of the critical role it plays in the lives of tens of thousands of people of all faiths and backgrounds across San Diego County — and we challenge the community to join us in supporting this vital resource long into the future," said Ernest and Evelyn Rady. "Together, we can make sure JFS never has to tell someone in need, 'We can't drive you to your doctor's appointment, or provide you with a hot meal, or offer counseling to get you through this rough patch,' because the agency doesn't have the necessary resources."

There are many ways you can join the Centennial Countdown Campaign:

  • Make a gift today that costs nothing in your lifetime by leaving JFS in your will or trust.
  • If you are 70 or older, you can make a transfer of up to $100,000 per year from your IRA to JFS (qualified charitable distribution).
  • Create a charitable gift annuity with a gift of cash or appreciated stock and receive income for your lifetime(s).
  • Pledge your support over a period of months or years.
All cash gifts made to the campaign will be matched dollar for dollar, as will all bequests confirmed by those age 70 or older.

To learn how you can change lives through the Centennial Countdown Campaign, contact Lacey Lee, Director of Planned Giving at (858) 637-3217 or

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