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  • Where It's Needed Most

    When deciding to give a gift to Yeshiva University, consider donating to where your gift is most needed. Our Annual Fund is one of our most important resources and a large percentage of the Fund goes towards scholarships for various students.

    Consider this:

    • It takes $20 million in endowed funds to earn just $1 million that can be used for financial aid; in contrast, contributions to the Annual Fund are 100 percent current-use
    • Tuition and fees cover less than half of what it costs the University to educate each of our undergraduate students
    • Seven of every 10 students receive $21,000 per year (on average) in scholarship support
    • Scholarship gifts made through June 30, 2010 will be matched dollar for dollar

    We especially turn to our alumni to help us with the Annual Fund. Approximately 22 percent of alumni make contributions each year to YU. Now all alumni are being asked to do their part to increase that number and answer the call to meet the increased needs of our students.

    ''We have made a commitment that every student who wants a Yeshiva University (YU) education will have access to it regardless of their ability to pay. That commitment creates real urgency in our Annual Fund Campaign,'' said Barbara Birch, senior director of alumni affairs and annual giving. ''The Annual Fund is our lifeblood. It's the steady source of discretionary funds--the cash flow in our checking account. It's used right now to pay the bills, to meet basic needs and, most importantly, to fund scholarships.''

    "Simply stated, for everyone with a connection to Yeshiva, the Annual Fund campaign should be considered our annual obligation, above and beyond what we may be giving in other gifts, large or small, or even the amount parents pay for tuition,'' declared Stanley Raskas '65YC, chair of the Yeshiva College Board of Advisors. ''When we talk about an institution like Yeshiva, we need to remember that it exists not just in order to be. It exists, it must exist, in order to deliver extraordinary and unique value to the world at large. Its funding is not about balancing books or making money. It is about building a very special kind of future."

    "The Annual Fund is a clear demonstration of the power of the many,'' Birch noted.  ''We ask all our alumni to give what they can, but more than that, we ask everyone to give something every year. Taken together, those individual gifts can become a transformative donation for the University and make an immediate difference in the life of this institution and its students.'"

    CONSIDER MAKING A GIFT TODAY

    Online: Please use our secure gift form.

    Mail: Checks payable to Yeshiva University can be sent to:
    Office of Annual Giving
    717 Belfer Hall
    500 West 185th St.
    New York, NY 10033

    If an alumnus/a, please include your school and class year with your contribution.

    Phone: Please call 212.960.5422 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday or 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday to make your gift by phone. YU accepts American Express, MasterCard, and Visa.

    Appreciated Securities: If you would like to make a gift of stock, please contact our Planned Giving Office at 212.960.0870.

    WHEN SHOULD I GIVE?

    The Annual Fund accepts gifts throughout the year. Our fiscal year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30.

    For more information, contact Give2YU@yu.edu 

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