Ways to Give

Cash Gifts, Securities & Pledges

You may contribute a gift to Jewish Senior Services using a personal check, business check, cash, credit card online, or pledge a gift over an extended period. You may also make an outright gift of stocks, bonds, and/or mutual fund shares that have appreciated. This is an especially attractive option, as you may enjoy significant tax savings by donating securities that you have held for at least one year. Any gift may be directed to a particular program or we can apply it to a critical need.

Please make checks payable to Jewish Senior Services.
For more information on making a gift, please contact the Foundation at (203) 365-6407 or foundation@jseniors.org.

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Planned Gifts

Charitable Gift Annuity

With a charitable gift annuity, you will receive a safe and stable income stream for the rest of your life (and the life of another person if you choose), while securing Jewish Senior Services’ financial future. A gift annuity is a simple contract between a donor and Jewish Senior Services in which Jewish Senior Services pays the donor a yearly sum based on the value of the gift and the age of the donor. With the uncertainty of a volatile economic environment, the inherent risks associated with the stock market, and low interest rates, there can be no better time than now to contemplate an investment in a Charitable Gift Annuity with Jewish Senior Services.

IRA Charitable Rollover

Under the extended charitable IRA legislation for 2013, if you are 70½ or older, you can make a charitable gift to Jewish Senior Services using funds from your individual retirement accounts (IRAs) possibly without undesirable tax effects.

Charitable Bequest

A charitable bequest is simply a distribution from your estate to Jewish Senior Services through your last will and testament. Bequests are popular because they give you the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy. When you make a charitable bequest, you retain full use of your property during life, so there is no disruption of your lifestyle and no immediate out-of-pocket cost.

Since a charitable bequest can take many forms, you have great flexibility on how you make the designation in your will. For example, you can leave…
  • A specific sum of money
  • A percentage of your estate
  • Or what remains of your estate after you have provided for all of your other beneficiaries

You can also designate exactly how you want your bequest to be used or you can provide an unrestricted bequest that can be used wherever it is needed most.

For more information on a charitable gift annuity, bequest in your will or other planned giving vehicles, please contact the Foundation at (203) 396-1000 or foundation@jseniors.org.

*The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For legal or tax advice, please consult an attorney.

Matching Gifts

Many employers will match contributions their employees make to nonprofit organizations such as Jewish Senior Services. These programs can double or even triple the value of your gift. Check with your employer to see if a matching gift program exists and send the form in along with your gift. Please note, the legal name is The Jewish Home for the Elderly of Fairfield County.

Naming Opportunities

Numerous naming opportunities are available to recognize gifts of $5,000 or more in support of The Journey to Home Capital Campaign as well as all of the services provided by Jewish Senior Services.

Whether you are interested in supporting our skilled nursing care, assisted living, rehabilitation, home care agency, hospice program, adult day services or the Institute on Aging or some other area, an opportunity exists for you to make a significant impact on the care we provide to the seniors in our community. Additionally, our naming opportunities program allows you to place your name, the name of a loved one or the name of your caregiver on one of our programs or facilities.

For more information, please contact the Foundation at (203) 365-6407 or foundation@jseniors.org.

Honor a Loved One

Make a contribution in memory or in honor of a loved one, send well wishes or honor a special occasion. 
For more information about making a tribute donation, please contact the Foundation at (203) 396-1000 or foundation@jseniors.org.

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Click here to download a form to mail or email

Shop to Give

You may support Jewish Senior Services through online shopping. Each organization provides us with a percentage of your total purchase (excluding tax and shipping). There is no additional cost to you.


After logging onto smile.amazon.com, select Jewish Home For The Elderly Of Fairfield County Inc. as the organization you will be supporting. Once selected, we stay associated with your account. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase total directly to Jewish Senior Services



After logging onto goodsearch.com/goodshop, select Jewish Home for the Elderly (of Fairfield, CT) as the organization you will be supporting. Once selected, we stay associated with your account. Shop at one of more than 5,000 participating stores and a percentage of your total purchase (amount varies by store – generally ranges from 1% – 30%) will be donated directly to Jewish Senior Services. Goodshop lists more than 100,000 coupons and deals so you can also save money while doing good!

Additional Opportunites

You may support Jewish Senior Services through your donations to and participation in the events of the Women’s Auxiliary and Men’s Club including the Fall Gala, the George Lipton Golf and Tennis Invitational, the Celebrity Breakfast and the Spring Luncheon and Boutique. The annual membership drives raise additional funds helping to enhance the lives of the Residents.

For more information
about the Men’s Club:

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For more information about
the Women’s Auxiliary

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Click here for the Annual Report to the Community – Honor Roll