Saul is fortunate to be a part of many wonderful Jewish communities and congregational families.
While Saul will become Bar Mitzvah at Temple Emanu-El, he has spent this last year volunteering at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue Emergency Food Program, where he has helped pack scores of hearty, nutritious meals for our neighbors in need.
In lieu of gifts, please consider supporting the critical work of the SWFS Emergency Food Program. Your tax-deductible gift will help the Emergency Food Program continue its mission of addressing food insecurity with dignity, compassion, constancy, and love.
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue is a 501(c)(3) religious organization (Tax ID #13-1628215) and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable by law.
Ways to Give
There are many ways to make your gift to Stephen Wise Free Synagogue.
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue is a 501(c)(3) religious organization (Tax ID #13-1628215) and donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowable by law.
To make your gift to online, please fill out this secure form.
Donate by Mail
Please mail your check, payable to “Stephen Wise Free Synagogue,” to this address:
Director of Development
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68 St.
New York, NY 10023
Donate by Phone
Please contact our director of membership engagement, Isaiah Benedek, at (212) 877-4050, ext. 223.
Donate by Stock Transfer
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue thanks you for your payment or contribution of marketable equity securities.
Before you begin the transfer process, please advise both our executive director, Sandra Divack Moss at email@example.com, and our accounting department at firstname.lastname@example.org, of the number of shares and the name of the security. Our office will contact our First Republic representative to ensure that they will accept the transaction.
After our office has verified that First Republic will accept the transaction, please refer to these instructions:
- Instruct your broker to transfer specific securities/shares to the Stephen Wise brokerage account at First Republic. Please send a copy of your instructions to Stephen Wise (Fax 212-787-7108). Your broker may have specific forms or instructions, but you would likely need to specify the dollar value or number of shares to be transferred, as well as the name of the security.
- The instructions should direct your broker to transfer the shares to the following account:
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
First Republic Account # 33L075901; DTC # 0443/Pershing
Phone number 212-259-5030.
- Please review the trade confirmation that you receive from your broker for accuracy.
- Please confirm that the transfer has been made by e-mailing email@example.com.
Note: First Republic will liquidate the securities immediately for Stephen Wise and will transfer the net proceeds (after commission) to the synagogue’s account. The office will credit your synagogue account for the gross proceeds that the Synagogue receives. The synagogue will pay the commission for liquidation of the securities.
After the calendar year-end, you will receive a letter from the synagogue that will list your payments and donations for that year. For marketable securities, the synagogue will list the name of the security, the number of shares received into our First Republic account and the date received. You or your tax advisor may calculate the value of the securities transferred using an appropriate price on the date of transfer.
Donate by Wire Transfer
To make a gift by wire transfer, please contact our accounting department at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 877-4050, ext. 232. Please also let them know the amount so we can make sure it is credited correctly to the account.
Donate Through Your IRA-Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)
If you are 70.5 or older, you can make gifts totaling up to $100,000 each year to registered charities like Stephen Wise, tax free from your IRA. These qualified charitable distributions (QCDs) can qualify toward satisfying your required minimum distribution for the year. QCDs do not require that you itemize, which means that you may be able to take advantage of the higher standard deduction but still use a QCD for charitable giving. Married couples may take advantage of the distribution, for a total of $200,000 each year.
To learn more about making Stephen Wise Free Synagogue the beneficiary of a bequest, trust, insurance policy, or other forms of gift planning, please read more about our planned giving opportunities.
Donate by Matching Gift
Many companies offer matching gift programs that will match gifts to Stephen Wise Free Synagogue made by their employees and their spouses. Please contact your firm’s human resources department for guidance.