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Ways to Give

USC Hillel enriches the lives of our students, inspiring them to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel. With your support, we will meet the needs of the USC Jewish Community as we grow and thrive. Your gift enhances our ability to serve students, and deepens our impact at USC and in the world.


If you have any questions about making a gift to Hillel, please contact Ben Cutter at or call 213-973-1202. 

Donate by check:

Please make your check payable to: USC Hillel

Mail your check to:

         Advancement Office: USC Hillel

         3300 S. Hoover St.

         Los Angeles, CA, 90007

Donate through your Donor Advised Fund:

If you have a donor advised fund you can make your grant recommendation to the USC Hillel Foundation using our Tax ID: # 95-4867366.

Text to Give:

Text USCHILLEL to the number 91999.

Donate by credit card:.

To give over the phone, please call Ben at 213-973-1202

Or you can fill out this form online: 

Corporate Matching Gifts
An easy way to double or even triple your donation to USC Hillel is to find out if your company has a matching-gift program. Such programs typically match all or a percentage of employee contributions to charitable organizations, making the employer a partner in the personal philanthropy of their employees. Simply obtain a matching gift form from your employer’s personnel office and fill it out, listing USC Hillel as the charity organization. 

Other Ways to Support Us

Stock or Securities

Provide your stock broker or accountant with USC Hillel’s Tax ID # 95-4867366

Gifts by Bequest
To leave a charitable gift in your will or revocable living trust, you simply include a clause that directs a gift be made to Hillel at the University of Southern California. You can leave a specific dollar amount, a set percentage of your estate, or the remainder of your estate. If you already have a will, you can add a charitable bequest with a supplement, called a codicil. Or, if it’s time to update your will, you can include a gift to Hillel at the University of Southern California in your updated will.

General or Specific Bequest
You can make a general bequest to help provide for the most critical needs at the time the money is received. Or you can make a bequest to provide a gift to our Endowment Fund, where your gift is invested so you can provide a permanent annual source of income for Hillel into the future.

Charitable Gift Annuities
A gift annuity is an agreement whereby the donor transfers assets, such as cash or appreciated securities, to Hillel at the University of Southern California. In return, the donor receives a guaranteed payment for the rest of the donor’s life. Gift annuities, which are income-producing gifts, are popular with donors because they receive a charitable income tax deduction, possible estate tax savings, a fixed payment for life, some tax-free income for a period of time, and possible capital gains tax savings.

IRAs and Retirement Plans
Under certain circumstances it may be advantageous to name Hillel at the University of Southern California as the beneficiary of an Individual Retirement Account or your employer’s pension plan. Doing this may benefit you and your heirs. You retain control of these funds during your lifetime. At your death, these funds, if left to Hillel qualify for a charitable deduction and, thus, may save on estate taxes.

Gift of Life Insurance
A gift of life insurance can be made through a new or existing policy by the donor designating Hillel at the University of Southern California as the owner and beneficiary. The donor receives an income tax deduction for the value of the policy when the gift is made and income tax deductions for future premium payments each year. 

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