Hillel: Investing in a Jewish Future
Every year, approximately 350,000 Jewish students are enrolled in college or university, representing more than 85% of the Jewish community. Our challenge is to help the next generation of Jews choose a life filled with pride and values – at one of the last opportunities before they disperse to the working world.
Hillel's mission: To enrich the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Hillel's goal in the next few years is to double the number of students having meaningful Jewish experiences while in college. We invite you to partner with us and make an investment in a vibrant Jewish future in one of the following ways. We also encourage you to explore this site and learn more about the vital work Hillel does:
Give an outright gift - Your support will have an immediate impact on Jewish campus life.
Make a planned gift - By making a planned gift to Hillel, you can leave your legacy to future generations and ensure that they will have the tools to build a strong Jewish community.
Join one of Hillel's giving societies - As a key investor in the Renaissance Society, Chai Society, or Heritage Society, you will make it possible for Hillel to create a vibrant Jewish presence on college campuses around the world.
Hillel’s annual operating budget is $500,000—80% of which comes from individual donors. Hillel is a tax-exempt, 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, and you can make a tax-deductible charitable donation by sending a check to Hillel, 781 Embarcadero del Mar, Goleta, CA 93117.
In addition, Santa Barbara Hillel is actively seeking endowment gifts that will allow us to sustain our programs into the long-term future. We encourage you to consider including UCSB Hillel in your estate planning, and we can provide information about endowment opportunities.
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