Making a contribution to Beth Am is a meaningful way to help our sacred community carry out the values that are important to you and your family. Contributions above and beyond membership obligations help ensure that our congregation continues to thrive and serve as a resource for Jewish lifelong education, meaningful and innovative worship opportunities, social action efforts, and be your home away from home -- surrounded by people who share your values. The generosity of our members make it possible for Beth Am to provide these opportunities for all who seek them, regardless of their ability to pay sustaining dues or tuition. We never turn anyone away due to financial limitations.
There are a number of different ways and occasions to give to Beth Am, including:
Special events: Join us on April 26, 2014 for Bella Notte, our biennial spring concert and auction. More information regarding this fabulous event to become available on our website in the coming months.
Special Funds: Making a donation to one of our special funds in honor of a special occasion or in memory of a loved one is a longstanding synagogue tradition. Please see the list of Named and Special Funds. Contributions can be made online or by printing the Donation Form.
Creation of a new special fund: If you are considering a more substantial gift, you may also honor a loved one by creating a fund in their name to support a designated program or project at Beth Am. These gifts help support our vibrant and enriching congregational community, while helping you achieve your philanthropic goals and bring additional meaning to special moments in your life. Please contact Mandy Eisner in the Development office for more information about creating a new fund.
How to give:
Gifts may be made by check, cash, all major credit cards, gifts of stock or corporate matching programs. Many of our members make grants through their donor-advised funds or family foundations.
Appreciated Stock: There can be substantial tax advantages to making a gift to Congregation Beth Am through a transfer of stock. You'll enjoy an immediate tax deduction for the value of the stock transfer, and avoid paying capital gains. You may also reduce your taxable estate by donating stock. Download the instructions under Resources (right side of this page).
Corporate Gift Matching: Many Bay Area companies will match charitable donations dollar-for-dollar. Contact your company's matching gifts coordinator to determine whether your donation to Congregation Beth Am is eligible to be matched.
Download Congregation Beth Am's Federal Tax ID Document.
For more information about making charitable contributions to Congregation Beth Am, please contact Mandy Eisner or (650) 493-4661, ext. 504.