Make A Lasting Impact
There are many ways you can make an impact on Gratz students today and in the future. 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.
"It is difficult to choose the most meaningful aspect of learning at Gratz because the overall experience was so rewarding. From the variety in course selections, to the engaging online discussions between classmates to the encouraging and supportive faculty, I was able to expand my learning and feel a part of a community whose goal was to make this world a better place."
— Melissa Mikel, 2020 graduate, in video to left and pictured above
You can provide unrestricted support for the College by giving to the Annual Fund or direct your gift to specific areas of the College. With any of these designations, your gift will strengthen the College and all of the Gratz community will benefit from your generosity.
- Annual Fund provides unrestricted support for college operations.
- Alumni Fund supports services, networking, and learning opportunities for alumni.
- Gratz Academy Fund supports high school programs (formerly the Jewish Community High School) that provide online Jewish Studies and language courses for teens worldwide.
- Holocaust Oral History Archive Fund supports one of the largest and earliest collections of audio-taped testimony in the U.S.
- President's Scholarship Fund helps Gratz students in need of tuition assistance.
- Tuttleman Library Fund supports Gratz’s private academic research library which is open to researchers of all levels.
- Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program: Individuals and businesses can claim a 90% state income tax credit by donating to Gratz through the PA EITC program. Donations will support Gratz’s state-approved Education Improvement Organization (EIO) dual enrollment program to provide public high school students with college credit for courses in American Jewish History, The Black-Jewish Experience, Holocaust History, and Hebrew Language. Learn more.
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.
A planned, or “legacy,” gift is a powerful way to make a lasting impact at Gratz for generations to come. Donors who make a commitment to Gratz in the form of a planned or deferred gift are invited to join the L’Dor V’Dor Society. There are many types of planned or deferred gifts, including the following:
Charitable income gifts
Charitable gift annuities
Charitable remainder unitrusts
Charitable remainder annuity trusts
Gifts of life insurance
Gifts of appreciated assets
For more information about supporting Gratz through one of the following vehicles contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at email@example.com.
Named Endowment Funds
Establishing an endowment is one excellent way to provide meaningful, long-term support for Gratz. Donors can name an endowment in honor or memory of a loved one, and can direct the funds for general support, scholarship, professorship, lecture, or other purposes.
Donors can also contribute to an endowment fund that has already been established. See below for a list of named endowment funds.
Donor Retention Rate*
*2020 calendar year
** 2019-2020 academic year