Akiva Development

Opportunities for Development

There are many ways you can help bridge the gap between the price of tuition and the real cost of educating a child. If you would like information on ways to donate or development opportunities please contact Julie Fortune at jfortune@akivanashville.net or 615-432-2552.

circle-akivaTransfer securities into Akiva’s stock account
For many donors this is a great way to avoid paying taxes on your stock appreciation. We are happy to walk you through the process. Your stock broker can easily assist you with the details.

Estate bequest options
People often designate Akiva in their wills – either through a fixed gift amount or a percentage of the estate. Please let us know if you have done so, or if you would like help setting up your will to include Akiva.

Charitable Remainder Trust
A charitable remainder trust can enable you to simultaneously make a charitable gift, enjoy a tax deduction, remove taxable assets from your estate and generate income for yourself, your family, or anyone else you choose – for life, or for a specified period. Upon your death and/or the death of all other beneficiaries, the remaining assets in the trust go to the charity(ies) you named.

Charitable Lead Trust
A charitable lead trust is designed to reduce beneficiaries’ taxable income by first donating a portion of the trust’s income to charities and then, after a specified period of time, transferring the remainder of the trust to the beneficiaries.

Annual Campaign
The cost of educating a student at Akiva is not fully covered by tuition making our Annual Fund critical to day-to-day operations. As you know, our goals are to provide students with the most exciting and relevant education and to prepare them for their “next steps, ” whatever they may be!  A charitable contribution to Akiva School supports the school’s highest priorities: academic excellence in innovative classrooms, advanced math, science and technology, and access and affordability.

Gifts of all sizes are needed and appreciated in reaching this goal, and we hope that our parents, alumni, grandparents, alumni parents, and friends will make the Akiva Annual Fund a philanthropic priority.

Consultations available
While many of our donors have their own financial advisors, we are happy to help you consult with an expert in the field to help you decide on the appropriate vehicle through which you can support Akiva. We work closely with the professionals at the Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, however, we are also happy to bring in outside experts to assist you in making the right choice.