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A gift to Gratz College makes a difference for our vibrant community of learners. From our youngest to our oldest, Gratz students share a common drive to develop the knowledge and skills needed to make their communities, and the world, a better place. Your support strengthens Gratz as an institution committed to providing the tools and resources our students need.

Make an Annual Gift And Become a Member of the Hyman Gratz Society

The extraordinary generosity of Hyman Gratz led to the founding of Gratz College over 120 years ago.  In his honor, the Hyman Gratz Society was created to formally recognize those who annually contribute $1,000 or more to Gratz College.  Members of the Hyman Gratz Society are special donors who make it possible for Gratz College to continue its critical mission of educating the next generations of students and teachers as well as the Jewish Community at large.

As a member of the Hyman Gratz Society, you’re invited to participate in Gratz events and lectures throughout the year as our special guests. 

All of our Hyman Gratz Society members are recognized on this Donors Wall of Honor

To learn more about becoming a member of the Hyman Gratz Society, please contact the Gratz Office of Institutional Advancement at 215-635-7300 ext. 155 or by email at 

Make a Planned Gift and Become a Member of the L’Dor V’Dor Society

Become a member of the L’Dor V’dor Society by naming Gratz as a beneficiary in your will, trust, on your life insurance policy or retirement plan. The meaning of the Hebrew expression l’dor v’dor is "from generation to generation." Your legacy gift will have a lasting impact on Gratz College for future generations.   A variety of options are available to make a significant gift that will help ensure Gratz’s future and add to the financial strength of the College. Planned giving include Bequests, Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Retirement Plan Assets, Life Insurance, Outright Gifts, Gifts of Stock, Endowed Gifts, and Real Estate. Options such as charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts allow donors to receive current tax benefits and income for life.   Complete the downloadable Planned Giving form so we can recognize you as a member of the L’Dor V’Dor Society. All of our L’Dor V’Dor Society members are recognized on this Donors Wall of Honor

Annual Fund
The Annual Fund, our main source of unrestricted dollars, ensures that Gratz College has the critical resources needed to fulfill the College's mission. When you give to the Annual Fund, in any amount and at any time of the year, you support the vibrancy and growth of the entire institution. All Gratz students benefit from your generosity. 

Endowed Funds
With a gift of $10,000 or more, you can establish an endowment that provides meaningful, long-term support for Gratz. Not only can an endowed fund make a profound difference for generations to come, and it helps the College attract and retain an academically strong, diverse community of students and faculty. Click here for the list of Gratz scholarships named in honor of donors or in memory of their loved ones.

Memorial and Tribute Gifts
Make a gift to Gratz College in memory of a loved one or to celebrate a special occasion. Consider gifts in multiples of 18, in the Jewish tradition of “giving chai (life).” With a gift of $18 or more, Gratz will send a personalized acknowledgment card to your named recipient.

For assistance with any aspect of the giving process, please contact the Gratz Office of Institutional Advancement at 215-635-7300 ext. 155 or by email at


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"The education I got at Gratz induced me to go further with my studies... Gratz was really one of the places that kept me going, because they’re such a great place. I wouldn’t want to change anything.”

— Alumnus Gene R. Hoffman, Masters of Arts in Jewish Studies, 2013