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Planned Giving

Your support is important to us! Thank you for considering making a planned gift to the Reconstructionist movement.    

For the past 45 years, our movement has been built with the help of generous donors who have  provided support through a variety of means. This includes:

We are here to help you and answer your questions! Please contact Planned Giving Officer Andrew Popkin, at 215.576.0800, ext. 104 or apopkin@rrc.edu.


A gift in your will can help secure the future of the Reconstructionist movement. The opportunity to make a lasting contribution is not just for the wealthy. People from all walks of life leave charitable gifts—because a bequest can be designed to fit any budget. All it takes is a legal will or a simple codicil. 

Sample bequest language: 

I give to the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC), Wyncote, Pennsylvania, the sum of (or % of, or describe a specific piece of property) to be used for such charitable purposes as the governing board of RRC may determine.

Life Insurance Gifts

Your life insurance policy may be a hidden asset that you can use to make a difference. If you are maintaining life insurance that you and your family no longer need, consider donating your policy to RRC. Making RRC the owner and beneficiary of your policy gives you an immediate income tax deduction and does not affect your investment portfolio or cash flow. And signing over your policy is easy to do.

Retirement Funds Gifts

Sharing your retirement savings (in an IRA or 401K) can benefit RRC and your estate. If you leave the assets in these plans to a non-spouse beneficiary, such as your children or grandchildren, they will be taxed at current income tax rates. But designating RRC as the beneficiary will help you to avoid taxes, remove the asset from your estate, and provide needed funds to help build the Reconstructionist movement.

Charitable Gift Annuities

This is a planned gift that can provide income for you during your lifetime or the joint lifetime of you and your spouse. Charitable Gift Annuities (CGA’s) can be funded with cash or appreciated assets like stocks and bonds. This gives you an additional benefit—avoidance of the capital gains tax. A CGA gift can be a way of converting an underperforming asset into additional income, while funding RRC’s important work. RRC is currently writing gift annuities in several states and providing competitive return rates. Please get in touch with Andrew Popkin to learn more and receive an individualized CGA plan.

Real and Personal Property

RRC accepts gifts of land and other personal property such as valuable artwork, rare books or special collections. Please get in touch with Andrew Popkin to discuss this further.

This information is not intended to be a substitute for individualized tax, legal or investment planning advice. Where specific advice is necessary or appropriate, RRC recommends consultation with a qualified attorney, tax advisor, CPA, financial planner or investment manager.

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