For more than 5,000 years, the Jewish People has survived and prospered through turbulent times. Educating our children, the root of the Jewish survival, has been the basis of a tradition of continuity and the source of stability and prosperity to future generations.

With 20,000 students at three campuses in Beer-sheva, Sede Boqer and Eilat, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), proud of its outstanding academic standards, is a key component to the future development of the Negev.

BGU has celebrated almost fifty years of devotion to this ideal, and has become a bridge between generations:

  • providing high-level education to students of varied ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds;
  • creating research centres and platforms of technical innovation which are recognized internationally;
  • contributing to the development of the Negev region as a viable, attractive environment which enhances Israel’s prosperity;

encouraging community and social engagement among its students.

BGU invites you to contribute to the development of the University by leaving a legacy gift. Enabling the youth of today – and tomorrow – to realize their dreams, your generosity will help secure Israel’s future for many years to come.

A Seed Planted Today…

Ben-Gurion University Canada is here to work with you as a partner in philanthropy to support the pioneering work of Ben-Gurion University. By including BGU Canada in your long-term estate planning, you are eligible to become a member of BGU’s Living Legacy Society.

As a member of the Society, your name will be inscribed, with your permission, on the wall in the beautiful Living Legacy Garden in BGU’s Marcus Family Campus in Beer-sheva.

Making a planned gift to BGU could also provide you with:

  • Current income tax deductions;
  • Future estate tax deductions;
  • Reduction or elimination of capital gains taxes;
  • Removal of property from probate;
  • Provide you with an income stream during your lifetime;
  • Personal satisfaction that you are making a difference.

Create your living legacy with a planned gift to Ben-Gurion University Canada.

Finding the right planned giving vehicle depends on a number of factors, including your age, marital status and heirs, as well as the size of your estate and income level. Additional factors may include current or future income needs, applicable income and estate tax deductions and the desire to provide for family members. Your financial and legal advisors should always participate in the process of making your planned gift.

Here are some examples of planned giving opportunities that enable you to make charitable gifts to BGU Canada that you may never have considered, while accomplishing your own financial and tax planning goals:

  • Charitable Bequests
  • Gifts of Appreciated Marketable Securities
  • Gifts of Real Estate
  • Gifts of Life Insurance
  • Gifts of Flow-through shares
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts


To start the conversation, please contact the Regional Director in your area.