The Case for Giving to Yeshiva University
Yeshiva University has a special dual purpose in the world.
As a university, we do everything a top-tier university does to provide its students with an outstanding education and a superb preparation for life.
As a Jewish university, we also follow the principle of Torah Umadda, which commands us to infuse the ancient and modern wisdoms into all that we teach and do.
Since 1886, Yeshiva University has created a national and international network of Jewish leaders noted for their competence, competitiveness and commitment.
No other educational organization has done as much as Yeshiva University to strengthen the Jewish community and ensure that Jewish values sustain the world.
A gift to Yeshiva University is the best possible investment one can make to sustain Jewish values.
Expanding The Power Of Your Support: YU Chai Challenge
The YU Chai challenge is the newest initiative of the YU Annual Fund. Every unrestricted contribution to YU will have value added to it through $1.1 million in matching funds.
To date, the challenge offered by Harvey Kaylie (see below) has exceeded its goal of 100 donations of $1,000 or more, receiving 122 gifts in excess of $400,000. Giving to the Annual Fund also increased by 15 percent in the first half of the fiscal year, and the year-end appeal more than doubled compared to last year.
The matching is in effect until June 30, 2016, so it's not too late to increase the impact of your unrestricted gift.
YU Chai Supporter: Harvey Kaylie
Spurring Investment in the Jewish Future
Harvey Kaylie, Founder and CEO of Mini-Circuits International, and his wife, Gloria, support a wide range of charitable organizations. In 2015, he pledged a $100,000 matching gift to encourage people to support the YU Chai campaign.
“Yeshiva is a unique institution," he said, "and I gave YU this $100,000 matching donation as an investment in the Jewish future. People need to understand that it doesn't matter what you can give, just that you do. When we all give, we will grow more and deeper roots for this tree to be strong.”
YU Chai Testimonials: Paying It Forward
“YU Chai has been a great way to show alumni that they are essential to YU’s mission and that they are the lifeblood that keeps Yeshiva University growing.
“It creates confidence in would-be givers that their gift matters, no matter what the level. I've seen YU Chai inspire donors to learn more about YU's current plans and future goals.”
Ben Blumenthal ’12SB
“Yeshiva University is an indispensable part of the wider Orthodox community. I joined the YU Chai campaign, both as a volunteer and a supporter, in order to give back to the institution that served as a crucial part of my development.
“Thanks to the matching component, the impact of my donation tripled, creating greater impact for my dollar."
Adir Greenfeld ’05YC
“I want to focus my energy on giving back to this institution, which means not just writing a check but encouraging others to give as well. Yu Chai is a good tool for that.
“I couldn’t have gone to Stern without financial help, and I want to pay it forward to someone else.”
Rachel (Mandel) Berger, ’88S, ’91C
“YU Chai motivated me to give sooner rather than later so I could make the most of the matching gift. It’s also been an exciting way for me to motivate others to contribute.
“Giving doesn’t only affect those within the walls of the University; YU and its many programs have an impact on the greater Jewish world. Giving to YU helps all of us.”
Naomi Skolnick Kaszovitz, ’87S, ’90C