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Your gift, no matter the amount, provides meaningful Jewish experiences that enrich the lives of Tufts students and strengthen the Jewish community far beyond campus.

We encourage alumni, parents and friends to give at the level they are comfortable with -- from $18 to $50,000 or more, and everything in between.

With a student population that is approximately 25 percent Jewish, your support of Tufts Hillel shows your commitment to creating an innovative and vibrant community in which students can explore the issues that are essential to their lives.

Annual Fund

The Tufts Hillel Annual Fund is like our checking account – it contains funds for current use.  Each year, Tufts Hillel must raise enough private philanthropic support to cover the main portion of the cost of our programs and initiatives.

Our goal for the 2017-2018 academic year is $880,000. For a list of last year's donors, PDF iconclick here

You may extend your support by giving an outright gift or making a pledge, payable by June 30.  Making your commitment as early as possible in the academic year helps us plan.

Leadership Giving

Donors who give $1,000 or more in an academic year form an exceptional core of alumni, parents and friends.  Leading by example, their generous gifts to the Tufts Hillel Annual Fund have a direct and immediate impact on Jewish life at Tufts.

Leadership Levels

Circle of Vision: $50,000 or more
Circle of Life: $25,000 to $49,999
Circle of Honor: $10,000 to $24,999
Circle of Torah: $5,000 to $9,999
Circle of Wisdom: $2,500 to $4,999
Circle of Friends: $1,000 to $2,499

Giving Priorities

The programs and initiatives listed below along with their associated funding needs reflect our programming priorities.  For additional information, please contact Fran Kantor, Director of Development at or 617-627-2863.

Community Building Initiative: $150,000
Cummings/Hillel Program for Holocaust & Genocide Education: $100,000 –
FUNDED through 2025
Taglit Birthright trips to Israel: $75,000 - FUNDED
Merrin Moral Voices: $50,000 - FUNDED
High Holidays services, meals and programming: $50,000
Passover Seders: $50,000
Read by the River: $36,000
Interfaith Trip to Israel: $30,000
New Student Welcome: $15,000
Israel Advocacy and Education: $10,000
Alumni programs and events: $10,000
Friday night dinners:  $5,000 per Shabbat
Hanukkah Party: $3,600
Challah for Hunger: $2,500

Endowed Funds

Endowments are funds intended to be kept permanently and invested to provide income for on-going support.  The Tufts Hillel Endowment Fund is, in part, a collection of permanent “named funds” that support specific purposes such as Cummings/Hillel Program for Holocaust & Genocide Education and the Neubauer Executive Director as well as the Tufts Hillel general endowment.  These funds are invested carefully to achieve a conservative yet healthy rate of return that provides for both current needs and long-term growth.

To find out more about creating an endowed fund, please contact Fran Kantor, Director of Development, at 617.627.2863 or via email at


Launched in 2012, Giving Tuesday is a national day dedicated to inspiring personal philanthropy and generating awareness for important causes.

Tufts Hillel is one of thousands of charitable organizations encouraging our alumni, parents and friends to participate in this day of giving. Hundreds of Tufts students rely on your generosity in order to experience Jewish life at Tufts.

Your gift will help make possible one of the most vibrant, diverse, and welcoming Jewish communities on a college campus today.

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PS: Your gift to Tufts Hillel counts toward the Tufts #GivingTuesday challenge

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