“Give me your… masses yearning to breathe free”
~Emma Lazarus, inscribed on the Statue of Liberty

Ready to leave your mark?

Fill out this Letter of Intent
and email, fax, or mail it to:

Ellen Freda
Director of Development
efreda@hiaspa.org
Fax: 215-832-0919
600 Chestnut St., Suite 500B
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Emma Lazarus Fund

With your legacy gift, you help ensure that HIAS Pennsylvania will be here in the future to help new generations of immigrants and refugees. Your legacy gift provides flexibility so that HIAS Pennsylvania can meet any crisis facing “welcoming the stranger” for years to come.

Contact Ellen Freda, Director of Development, at efreda@hiaspa.org or 215-832-0940 for more information or to schedule a personal consultation about leaving a legacy with HIAS Pennsylvania’s Emma Lazarus Legacy Fund.

There are many different ways to leave your mark on the world:

  • Simple bequest in a will or trust
  • IRA or pension plan
  • Life insurance policy
  • Charitable gift annuity
  • Charitable remainder trust
  • Outright gift, using appreciated assets or cash
HIAS Pennsylvania is the registered fictitious name of HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia; tax ID number 23-1405597. The official registration and financial information of HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.
Join us at the 2023 Golden Door Awards!United for Immigrants

The Golden Door Awards is HIAS Pennsylvania's annual fundraiser. Your generous support helps us serve low-income immigrants from all over the world as they build new lives in our community.

Last chance to be the light for immigrants this year!It only takes one spark to light an entire room.

Your support today means your immigrant neighbors are able to make a home for themselves and thrive in our community.

Building closed until further noticeHIAS PA remains open!

HIAS PA’s physical offices at 600 Chestnut Street are CLOSED until further notice due to a burst pipe in the building.

Our organization remains open, and HIAS PA staff continue to work remotely at this time.

Please call (215) 832-0900 with any questions.

Building closed until further noticeHIAS PA remains open!

HIAS PA’s physical offices at 600 Chestnut Street are CLOSED until further notice due to a burst pipe in the building.

Our organization remains open, and HIAS PA staff continue to work remotely at this time.

Please call (215) 832-0900 with any questions.

Join us ONLINE at 12:45PM TODAY at the Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) Volunteer Appreciation Awards!

Thanking our volunteers, who, in times of crisis and calm, constantly step up to “repair the world” by supporting immigrants and refugees.

Join us at the Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) Volunteer Appreciation Awards!

The in-person Tikkun Olam Awards are sold out!

Join us online TOMORROW, Wednesday, October 19th, at 12:45PM at the virtual Tikkun Olam Awards!


Thanking our volunteers, who, in times of crisis and calm, constantly step up to “repair the world” by supporting immigrants and refugees.

TONIGHT: Join us at the table!Join us for Thankful Together!

Thankful Together, formerly known as Refugee Thanksgiving, is happening TONIGHT at 6PM!

Register here to join us tonight: https://hiaspa1.wpengine.com/event/thankful-together-2021/

Celebrate our volunteers who make this all possible!Click here at 11:45AM to join our Annual Meeting!

Click here to join our virtual Annual Meeting!

The Annual Meeting starts at noon, but join us at 11:45AM for an informal chat before the event!

POSTPONED! Speed Advocacy: Afghanistan

Today's Speed Advocacy: Afghanistan Facebook Live event has been postponed due to a worldwide Facebook outage. We will update you as soon as possible about rescheduling the event.

Join us for Thankful TogetherWatch performances from cultural groups and immigrants from around Philadelphia.
Double your donation this Giving Tuesday!All gifts will be matched up to a total of $11,000

Help every immigrant achieve their greatest potential by ensuring there are no obstacles like a lack of legal status or language access stand in their way.