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Supporting Hadassah has been a long-standing tradition for the women in Florence Pomerantz's family, and she has been proud to carry on this commitment to her heritage for more than 60 years.

Married in 1948, Florence and her late husband, Maurice, spent five wonderful years together until Maurice died suddenly, leaving her to raise their two young sons alone. Working tirelessly to provide a good life for herself and her boys, Florence ran a successful rental business for more than five decades. Today, at age 96, she is enjoying an active retired life as a mother and grandmother.

Unwavering Commitment
Trying to be both mother and father to her growing children, Florence wasn't able to actively participate in her local Hadassah chapter. However, she treasured her membership and faithfully contributed as much as she could throughout the years. In 1976, she became a life member.

"It has always been important to me to support those who are helping people and saving lives," says Florence, who despite her demanding family commitments made it a priority to stay informed about the advancements made in the hospitals subsidized by Hadassah.

A Gift That Makes Payments to Her
Florence's unwavering concern for the health of the people in her homeland led her to establish a charitable gift annuity with Hadassah. "The annuity will benefit the hospitals and provide me with an allowance for the rest of my days," she explains. It's been very meaningful to Florence to maintain a relationship with Hadassah throughout her life, and she hopes her gift will help sustain the organization for generations of women to come.

As Florence approaches her own centennial birthday, she reflects on the century-long history of Hadassah and the impact it will continue to have on health care. "Hadassah has served millions of people and made them strong and well," she says. "It is a powerful organization that's doing something different. I'm happy to support its future."

"Of all the charitable organizations I could give to, I chose Hadassah," shares Florence. "My heart is in Israel, and I want to help the hospital and my people."

Learn More
Contact Planned Giving & Estates at (800) 428-8884 or to learn more about the benefits you can receive when you establish a charitable gift annuity with Hadassah.

A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Hadassah a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

"I give to Hadassah, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 40 Wall Street, 8th floor, New York, NY 10005
ATTN: Planned Giving & Estates, or its successor thereto, ______________ [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to Hadassah or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the potential tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Hadassah as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Hadassah as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and Hadassah where you agree to make a gift to Hadassah and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

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