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Legacies & Endowments

We usually think of legacies as transfers of money or property in a person's will.  Our Jewish Community Center Endowments are becoming a living legacy to help provide needed resources both now and in the future.  Donors to the Jewish Community Center are contributing to its strength in several ways.  Many have established individual or family funds, to which they periodically add funds.  Many others are making provisions in their wills to create new funds or add to existing funds.  Some are helping to build the JCC by both making current gifts and planning for future gifts.  To those who have created funds and are adding to them, the members of the board of the JCC are extremely grateful.  To those who have planned for future gifts or bequests, our gratitude and that of our successors will be shared by a strengthened JCC in our community.  What all of us are building is a living legacy.
Individual Funds: $25,000+

Membership Endowment Fund-Perpetuity Members: This fund consists principally of membership in perpetuity.  The income from this fund is used to pay the donors' membership dues and is recognized as support and revenue in the unrestricted fund.

William & Ethel Winkler Family Fund:  This fund was established with the stipulation that the principal is to be increased by at least the current inflation rate determined on an annual basis. Excess earnings are to be used to assist in funding Center educational and cultural activities.

1984 Endowment Fund:  Earnings to used to support operating costs of the Center.

Rabbi Barras Fund:  Earnings are used to enable selected high school students to participate in an educational experience in Israel.

Brader Endowment Fund:  Earnings are used to support operating costs of the Center.

Morris & Dora Lidz Endowment Fund:  Earnings are used to enable selected high school students to participate in an educational experience in Israel.

Henry & Sylvia Greenwald Endowment Fund: Earnings are used to bring prominent speakers to address the Jewish & general community.

Rosenberg Endowment:  A community endowment.  This gift was given to the community to support youth programs and projects through agencies including the JCC, JFS, UHI, and Temple Israel & Temple B'nai B'rith Religious Schools.  Established by Samuel L. & Claire Rosenberg.

Named Funds

Tree of Life Fund:  Contributions to and any earnings of this fund are to be used for Board of Directors' approved repairs or equipment and leasehold improvement additions.

Morris & Kitty Nelson Fund:  Earnings are to be used to fund an award to be presented annually to a high school student who is a member of the Center and has demonstrated leadership skills and community relations abilities.

Isaac Werner Fund:  Earnings are to be used to fund Center camp fees for financially disadvantaged children.

Milton Frank Basketball Fund:  Earnings are used for awards  showing various degrees of improvement in each children's  basketball league.

Justin Liva Memorial Fund:  Earnings are to be used to provide a cultural concert at the JCC each year.

Rifkin Resource Center Fund:  Contributions to and earnings of this fund are to be used to acquire literature, films and other items pertaining to Jewish history and to fund any construction and repairs.

Reva Zarembo Fund:  Earnings are used to build, update and make repairs to the Women's Health Club.

Isadore Cimmet Fund:  Earnings are used for Senior Adult New Year's Eve Party.

Irv Lebowitz Fund:  Earnings are used to fund the JCC Basketball Program.

Fierverker Fund:  Earnings are used for Senior Adult and Bridge Programs at the JCC.

Benjamin August Memorial Fund:  Earnings are used to support the costs of the annual Benjamin August Memorial Event.

Joseph Kornblatt Memorial Book Fund:  Earnings are used to fund the purchase of periodicals and books of Jewish content which are suitable for young people.

Alan Rosenberg Memorial Fund:  Earnings are used to support the T-ball & softball programs.

Coburn Fund:  Earnings are used to fund Center camp fees for financially disadvantaged children.

B'nai B'rith Fund:  Earnings to be used to support the Center's camp.

Schwager Endowment Fund:  Earnings to be used to bring cultural productions to the Jewish & general community.

Jonas Lang Memorial Golf Fund:  Earnings are used to support golf instruction at the camp.

Leisure Lounge:  Earnings & contributions are used to fund trips for participating Center members.

Max & Tillie Rosenn Institute for Advanced Jewish Studies:  Earnings are used to provide teens with the opportunity to continue their Jewish education.

Larry Roth Memorial Shofar Blowing For Shut-Ins:  Earnings are used for Shofar blowing classes, obtaining lists of JCC senior groups  who are unable to visit their synagogues for the holiday, and ensuring visits on Rosh Hashanah for  outlying areas.

Camp Endowments:  Earnings are used to fund Center camp fees for financially disadvantage children.

Sandy & Arnold Rifkin
William & Essy Davidowitz
Robert & Shirley Fortinsky
Sydney Friedman
Wesley & Trudy Harris
Gwen Harris
Dr. Lester Saidman
Julia Lieberman Smith
Richard L. Evans
Len Brader
Samuel L. & Claire Rosenberg

B'nai B'rith Men's Lodge
Werner Fund
Coburn Fund
Nat & Miriam Levy
Rosalie  & Harold Miller
Sisle/Mitzvah/Noar
Jonas Lang Golf Endowment
Mrs. Henry Greenwald
David Thalenfeld
Levinson Family