Endowment Fund will Provide Permanent Source of Financial Support
It’s music to our ears. Magevet, Yale University’s a cappella singing group devoted to Jewish, Hebrew, and Israeli music, established a Designated Fund at the Foundation to help ensure the group’s financial future.
“Magevet’s ability to bring music to different communities has been limited by those communities’ ability to cover expenses,” says Eric Halpern, a founding member of Magevet and one of a group of alumni working to establish the fund. “With an endowment fund, the extra income will expand the range of communities Magevet can serve and provide a permanent source of financial support.”
“It just made sense to partner with the Foundation — they specialize in managing funds for groups in the Jewish community. With the Foundation managing the funds and administration, we can focus on fundraising, and the group can focus on singing.”Eric Halpern, a founding member of Magevet
An ensemble comprised of Yale undergraduates, Magevet embarks on two major tours each year in the U.S. and abroad, captivating thousands of people with their emotional performances since 1993. As it brings Jewish music to audiences around the world, Magevet offers a meaningful experience for students as well. “Students from older and younger classes have shared countless stories from their tours and other experiences,” explains Eric. “We’ve even had parents say ‘thank you, Magevet has been my child’s connection to the Jewish community.’”
Magevet’s repertoire spans from modern Israeli pop and Renaissance choral pieces to Ladino lullabies and liturgical classic. To listen to their sweet harmonious sounds, click here. For more information, visit Magevet’s website.