Once you have made the decision to make a legacy gift to The AIPAC Tomorrow Campaign, your next step is to choose whether you want your gift to be a charitable or non-charitable contribution. Either decision allows you to be part of AIPAC's work forever. Either choice allows you to help ensure Israel's future. The difference lies within the kind of work your gift can fund, as well as possible estate tax implications. Here are some examples of the exciting work and types of programs you can support with your generous legacy gift.
Non-Chartiable Legacy Giving
Your legacy gift directly to AIPAC can pay for 100 percent of AIPAC's lobbying and political expenses-the heart of AIPAC's work. A non-charitable gift is made directly to AIPAC's budget and is not tax-deductible. AIPAC relies heavily on these dollars, given its core, non-charitable mission. These funds will continue to allow AIPAC to be involved in more than 100 initiatives each year aimed at providing Israel with the financial, diplomatic and military support critical to Israel's future security.
Contributions and bequests directly to AIPAC are not tax deductible.
Charitable Legacy Giving
Your charitable legacy gift can fund a specific subset of AIPAC's work. This includes AIPAC's educational work, which helps inform and inspire influential Americans to see firsthand why Israel is special and valued as a democratic and strategic ally. This educational work includes highly specialized trips to Israel and creative programming in Washington, D.C. and around the country for congressional staff, political leaders from key communities, students, rabbis and media professionals.
Bequests to AIPAC's affiliated charitable organization, (The American Israel Educational Foundation) are tax deductible. Because AIPAC's core mission cannot be supported by charitable dollars, the Foundation does not separately seek annual contributions.
Your advisor can provide additional guidance as part of the gift planning process and you are encouraged to contact AIPAC Endowment Professional Melissa Katz.