As an Israeli living here for most of my life, I believe NIF is vital for the state of Israel—for its future. It supports the most important issues that perpetuate a united society.
A few years ago I decided it was time to write my will. I am not married and have no children. My initial idea was to start some sort of foundation. I wanted to focus on human rights and civil liberties here in Israel, which I felt strongly were not understood, addressed or attended to sufficiently by the population or by the legal system in Israel, and need to be more advanced.
I went to a lawyer to write the will and he suggested I create an endowment fund at the New Israel Fund, which would support the things I care about. I thought it was a wonderful way of doing it, and ever since then they have embraced me and I embraced them, and we are good friends.
Disclaimer: New Israel Fund is not engaged in legal or tax advisory services. Please consult with your professional advisor as to which giving vehicle is right for you, and when creating bequests, seek drafting and counsel from an attorney.