How to Give to the Hertz Foundation

Moving science forward is anything but a solo endeavor. Although we can’t all assist our brilliant in-school Fellows with their research directly, we can still participate in their advances, discoveries, and successes by serving as their support team. Join us in finding and supporting the development of those special individuals who can change the world for the better. Help impact those who apply science, technology and engineering to the solution of national and world problems. Invest in these students. Invest in the future. Together we can sustain and expand John Hertz’s vision. We support not just the graduate education of the most creative, but novel experiences that will build their cross-disciplinary and collaborative opportunities. Join us in finding and shaping the technological leaders of the next half-century. There are three primary ways you can partner with us:

Establish an Endowed Fellowship

A gift of $1 million or more can establish an Endowed Fellowship in perpetuity. Each year, 5% of the fund’s assets will be used to support an in-school Fellow/s. The endowed fellowship fund can be named in honor of the donor or another individual of his/her choice.

Establish a Named Fellowship

A one-time gift of $250,000 or a 5-year pledge of $50,000/year can be used to establish a Named Fellowship. Each year, $50,000 will go directly to support an in-school Fellow. The Fellowship can be named in honor of the donor or another individual of his/her choice. Sixty such fellowships will be created before June 2018; 26 are already in place.

The Annual Fund

Your financial and volunteer support demonstrates your confidence in our work. All gifts of any size go directly to support Hertz Fellows through funding their tuition, stipend, and activities in the Hertz Community.


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Donate Online

Why Give Online?

    • Donating online is fast, easy and secure!
    • It’s an easy way to turn thoughtfulness into immediate action.
    • Donating online saves on overhead costs for staff, fundraising activities and postage leaving more money for the students.
    • Did you know that many corporations offer employee giving programs where they match donations?
      If you are not sure if you qualify for a matching gift, please use the company search below. The tool will provide you with information regarding minimum and maximum match, as well as steps on how to get started.

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Extend your gift: Click here for non-binding multi-year Gift Pledge Form

For a check or money order, please send it to: :
The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation
2300 First Street, Suite 250
Livermore, CA 94550

For stock or wire transfers, please contact:
Jayne Putnam Iafrate, CFRE, Senior Director of Development
Direct Line: (925) 583-2411
Email: Jayne Putnam Iafrate

Thank you for your support!


The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and classified as a public charity section 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the Foundation are deductible to the extent provided by law.


Questions? Please contact Jayne Iafrate Email or call 925.583.2411