Contact Veronica Ball, Director of Development at 212.219.0888 ext 205 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To make a donation via mail, send a check payable to “Museum at Eldridge Street” to:
Museum at Eldridge Street
12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002
The Museum at Eldridge Street is a 501-c-3 tax-exempt organization. Donations are fully tax-deductible. Our federal EIN is 13-3379555.
Your gift supports the Museum at Eldridge Street’s preservation, exhibitions, cultural events and educational programs. Donors making a one-time gift of $100 or more, or those whose recurring gifts total more than $100 during any fiscal year, will be listed in the Museum’s Annual Report and website.
Contact Veronica Ball to discuss supporting the opportunities below.
Sustain and maintain the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue building, and support cultural and educational programs on immigrant history, Jewish-American culture, and architectural preservation. Gifts to the Annual Fund may be made as cash donations, credit card payments, or gifts of appreciated securities.
Honor and Memory Gifts
Make a gift of $54 or more in honor or memory of someone or to mark a special occasion. We will send an “In Memory” or “In Honor” card to your designee informing them of your thoughtful gift.
Underwriting & Sponsorship Opportunities
Program underwriting provides a meaningful way to support the Museum while introducing Eldridge Street to family, friends, clients, and others. We will work with you to create an event package that works to meet your needs.
Adult Education & Morris Kaplan Scholar in Residence Program
Learning is a lifelong endeavor. Our Morris Kaplan Scholar in Residence program supports lectures and adult-education classes that explore biblical, historical and contemporary Jewish-American themes and issues, as well as Lower East Side history, films exploring Jewish themes, and more.
Pre-K to Grade 12 Education
The Museum at Eldridge Street serves more than 7,500 children through its Pre K-12 educational programs and we provide accessible experiences for children with physical, emotional or learning disabilities. Sponsorship is also available for our Teacher Professional Development program.
Our family programs encourage our younger visitors and their adult companions to think about what life was like for a kid on the Lower East Side 100 years ago. Through the Young Historians newsletter, History Hunters programs, neighborhood walking tours and more, families experience the magic of Eldridge Street together.
Tribute Wall Dedications
Honor or memorialize your loved ones, or celebrate a special occasion such as a marriage, graduation, birth of child, or other mitzvah with a permanent plaque on our Tribute Wall. These opportunities are available until the Tribute Wall is full, and dedications are affixed in the order in which they are received.
Each dedication is $1,800. This amount is fully tax-deductible. Payment plans available. Get started with your tribute here.
The Museum at Eldridge Street is committed to serving children and adults with disabilities. With your underwriting, we can ensure that our programs and facility are fully accessible.
College Internship Program
Help build the careers of college students by supporting the Museum’s paid 12-week or year-long internship program. Students gain hands-on experience in marketing and promotion, fundraising, program design and implementation, and not-for-profit management.
Looking for a special opportunity to memorialize or honor loved ones, or to celebrate a graduation, marriage, birth of child, anniversary, or other special occasion? The Museum offers a limited number of permanent plaques to be affixed to the Museum’s historic pews on the sanctuary and balcony levels. These dedications begin at $5,000 on the Balcony Level and $10,000 – $25,000 on the Sanctuary Level. Payment plans are available. Pew plaque donations are fully tax-deductible.
IRA Charitable Rollover Contributions
You may use your traditional IRA as a simple way to make your charitable gift to the Museum at Eldridge Street and reduce your tax liability.
If you are age 70 1/2 or older, you may donate all or a portion of your Individual Retirement Account (IRA), up to $100,000 annually. You avoid income taxes that would ordinarily incur with normal distribution.
The transfer must be made directly from your IRA to the “Museum at Eldridge Street” through your IRA administrator or you may write a check from your IRA checkbook.
Members of the Museum’s 1887 Society are caring people who are interested in preserving Jewish heritage through bequests, life insurance, charitable remainder trust gifts, or charitable lead trust gifts. 1887 Society gifts play a vital role in the Museum’s future.
An outright bequest to the Museum is fully tax-deductible for estate-tax purposes.