The Jewish Community Endowment Foundation of New Mexico (JCEFNM) is a community resource that helps you create and fulfill your philanthropic vision and sustain your values. The well-being of our community depends upon planning for and investing in the future.
Together we can shape the future of our Jewish community and beyond. What will your Jewish legacy be?
Tips on Charitable Giving
IRA Alert: the "Charitable Rollover" is Back!
by Grace Allison
Many of you remember the "charitable rollover" provisions of prior law, under which certain distributions, made directly from a Traditional IRA to charity, were not subject to income tax. The good news is that, under the new tax act, these provisions are back for 2012 and 2013—with two special twists.
"Charitable Rollover" in a Nutshell
Under normal tax rules, distributions from your traditional IRA are generally taxed to you as owner. Under the "charitable rollover" provisions, however, "qualified charitable distributions" (up to $100,000), made from your IRA to charities such as the Jewish Community Endowment Fund, are not subject to tax.
Carole Beckhoff Fund
Years ago, our friend Carole Beckhoff made a Promise in the Book of Life to leave a legacy gift to the Jewish community. She had been a volunteer on the boards of Jewish Family Services and the Shalom House and became deeply concerned about people who might not have the means for a Jewish burial. She and Paula Steinberg brought their concerns to both JFS and the Jewish Federation.
Sadly, Carole passed away last year, but her dream to provide a "dignified Jewish burial to those who cannot afford it" was made possible through a gift from Carole's estate. The Carole Beckhoff Fund was established this summer in her memory to fulfill her wishes.
News & Events
Apply Now for $1,000 College Scholarship
Albuquerque high school seniors who have demonstrated achievements in human rights and human dignity and are enrolling in an accredited college or university this summer or fall are eligible to apply for the $1,000 Neil Isbin Scholarship. Deadline is May 30, 2013.
Legacy tour of the National Museum of American Jewish History and Jewish Philadelphia
Cancelled. Will be rescheduled next year.
Grant Made for Homemaker Services to Holocaust Survivors
The Jewish Women's Endowment Fund (JWEF), meeting at the home of Roberta Sparks on February 13, 2013, voted on a $1,800 distribution to the NM Holocaust & Intolerance Museum.