Each JVS contributor is an investor in our mission. During times of economic distress, our costs rise, while funding often remains flat. An investment in JVS will pay unexpected dividends for you, for a loved one, or for someone in need.

Your donation means you are helping to support all of the crucial programs you find on this site and all of the meaningful work that goes on day after day, throughout our area, helping people help themselves to lead better lives.

$500 Supports a week of intensive job coaching for youth and adults with disabilities enabling them to achieve their employment goals.

$250 Allows enrollment in the Duman Center Accelerator business education class to explore entrepreneurship and small business development.

$100 Covers the cost of the mandatory national certification exam for a Pharmacy Technician student, creating long-term job security.

$50 Provides job seekers access to seminars tailored to career exploration, job search, resume development and networking.

To contribute to JVS online use the secure donation form by clicking the “Donate” button.



If you would like an alternate way to donate, please call 312.673.3436 or

Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

JVS is a partner with the Jewish United Fund in serving our community.

Leave a Legacy

Be There Beyond Your Lifetime

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You give to JVS Chicago in many ways – campaign donations, tributes to honor or remember someone, volunteer activities. As we thank you for these generous gifts, we ask you to consider another type of gift, one that will last beyond your lifetime – a legacy gift.

  • A legacy gift does not need to impact your current finances. It can be funded during your lifetime or distributed from your estate.
  • There is no minimum amount required.
  • You can designate a particular JVS Chicago program to receive your support or let it be used where JVS Chicago needs it most. It’s your choice.

By choosing to leave a legacy gift for JVS Chicago, you help ensure that the caring, vital support you funded during your lifetime will continue for generations to come.

Your legacy gift, in any amount, is added to the JVS Chicago Endowment Foundation. The endowment funds are invested and the income from that foundation is distributed every year to help JVS Chicago programs deliver services to those in need. A legacy gift of $100,000 or more can establish a named endowment fund. A legacy gift in any amount can be directed to support a particular program or service. It’s your choice.

When people are asked why they haven't made a provision in their will for charities of their choice, most say that no one ever asked them or that they don't have anything to leave. We’re asking. Please consider one of the legacy gift options below. Every gift in any amount is deeply appreciated and makes a real difference.

Ways to Make a Legacy Gift

Outright Gifts - cash, stock or other property given during one's lifetime.
Testamentary gifts - part of one's estate.

Click on the options below to learn more about these types of gifts.

Life Insurance or IRA Beneficiary
Charitable Gift Annuity
Declaration of Intent

These are just a few of the more commonly chosen legacy gift options. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you and your attorney or financial adviser about these and other ways you can continue to support JCFS beyond your lifetime. For more information or to schedule a conversation, please contact Janice Kaufman, Director of JVS Institutional Advancement at
312.673.3436 or click here to send Janice an email.


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