The Foundation

As My Ancestors Planted For Me, So Do I Plant For My Children.

-The Talmud


The Role of the IHC Foundation:


The IHC Foundation exists exclusively for the benefit of Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation by:

  • providing operational and special project support on an annual basis
  • ensuring a vibrant and strong future for IHC’s Reform Jewish community
  • fulfilling its role by receiving, acquiring, holding, managing, administering, and expending property and funds for the benefit of IHC

The IHC Foundation is a separate 501(c)(3) tax-qualified organization that accepts contributions, including legacy gifts, bequests, and endowments, to strengthen and support IHC.

Creating Legacy Gifts

When you name Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation Foundation (the Foundation) as a beneficiary of your estate, you express your continued commitment to the congregation and provide valuable support for all areas.  These gifts may be made by:

  • designating the Foundation, a section 501(c)(3) tax qualified entity, in your will or trust.
  • naming the Foundation as a beneficiary of a paid-up life insurance policy or a retirement plan, simply by amending the beneficiary designation form.

You may also be able to achieve your philanthropic objectives as well as increase your current income with a Charitable Gift Annuity or Charitable Remainder Trust. Your personal advisors can suggest the best ways for you to include IHC in your estate plans.

IHC offers a wide range of gift planning opportunities to consider. Contact us at Executive Director or at 317.255.6647 for more information about bequests, personalized gift planning, and membership in the Legacy Society.


Join Our Legacy Society

IHC has established the Legacy Society to celebrate and thank those individuals who share our vision of being an inclusive Jewish community where all congregants matter, are inspired to action through Jewish values, and experience Judaism in a meaningful way. Should you choose to include IHC or the IHC Foundation in your will or other estate plans, we would be honored to know of your intentions and welcome you as a member of the Legacy Society. All bequest intentions (with the exception of a contingent bequest), life-income, and planned gifts qualify individuals for membership in the Legacy Society.

Those who came before us preserved our Jewish heritage for us.  Our obligation is to do the same for our children. You do not have to be wealthy to leave a legacy gift and because it costs you nothing today, anyone can help ensure the future of IHC. Let’s begin a conversation about how we can help you create your legacy. Contact us at Executive Director or at 317.255.6647. If you have already made us part of your legacy planning, please let us know that too.

IHC is grateful for Life & Legacy, for helping us grow the Legacy Society. Life & Legacy is a partnership between the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation and 12 other central Indiana Jewish organizations with the mission of ensuring the strength of IHC and the greater Indianapolis Jewish community now and for the future.

We already have a robust list of individuals committed to the future of IHC.  Add your name as a member of our Legacy Society!

IHC Foundation Board of Directors

President: Linda Cantor
Vice President: Jeff Abrams
Treasurer: David Wiener

Henry Efroymson
Diane Lutz
Tilden Mendelson
Eloise Paul
Drew Soshnick
Carly Turow

Now that you know what your gift does, please consider a donation to the IHC Foundation