endowments

The JCC has a rich history of generous donors creating endowments to help fund its work. An endowment is a gift that supports the J for generations to come — the gift is retained and invested, and the J spends only the earnings allowing your gift to support the organization in perpetuity. Our endowment funds are held and overseen by the Minnesota JCC Foundation and are professionally managed to assure the highest rate of return and protect the principle.

An Endowment Fund:

  • Supports the donor’s interests over many generations
  • Creates a legacy that supports the mission of the JCC in perpetuity
  • Provides a stable source of revenue for the JCC
  • Makes the JCC accessible to more people by providing financial assistance and supplementing program fees

How to Create an Endowment Fund

1. Decide the Purpose of the Fund
Endowment funds support the JCC and its many programs and services. Donors may add to an existing fund, or they may establish a new fund to match their charitable interests. A general endowment fund offers the maximum flexibility to utilize funds in areas of greatest need, as determined by the Board of Directors.. We are happy to help you find the best purpose for your fund if you would like assistance.

2. Determine What to Give
Donors may make a gift during their lifetime with cash, stock or real estate—or through an estate gift in a will, trust, IRA or insurance policy. The minimum gift required to create a new fund is $10,000 paid all at once or over a period of time. Donors receive annual updates regarding the fund’s performance.

3. Name the Fund
Donors often choose to name their endowment fund with their name, their family’s name, or as a memorial to a loved one. If a donor wishes to remain anonymous, a name may be chosen that reflects the fund’s charitable interest. The JCC will protect the donor’s identity and confidential information.

4. Contact the Fund Development Office

For assistance, and to let us know of your plans, please contact:

Jennifer Hladik Chief Development Officer

jenniferh@stpauljcc.org

651.255.4739

Endowment gifts are incredibly impactful and essential to the long-term financial health of the JCC. They offer donors a wonderful way to leave a legacy for generations into the future.

Camp Funds

Samuel and Sarah Bernstein Camp Scholarship Fund
Susan S. and Gary J. Bloom Fund
Jack Butwin Camp Scholarship Fund
Butwin Grounds and Maintenance Fund
Connie and Leo Fox Camp Scholarship Fund
Harriet and Peter Glick Camp Scholarship Fund
Dr. Abe L. and Rose Greenberg Camp Scholarship Fund
Jean Harris Endowment Fund
Bill and Rose Marvy Camp Butwin Endowment Fund
Thomas M. Newman Scholarship Fund
Fred Rappaport Campership Fund
Eve Schnitzer Ettinger, Max Schnitzer, Ann Schnitzer Hymanson, and Idellie Schnitzer Osman Camp Fund
Max and Felicia Schulz Family Fund
Donald Maurice Tikalsky Camp Fund
Jacob D. Wellman Camp Scholarship Fund

Cultural Arts Funds

Dr. Richard Adelson Memorial Fund
Rosalyn & Michael Baker Yiddish Cultural Program Fund
Fannie and Maurice Birnberg Cultural Arts Fund
Herman J. Birnberg Endowment Fund
Rita and Ray Butwin Camp Butwin Endowment Fund
Daniels Family Foundation Fund
Fantle Family Fund
Friends of the Arts
Gershon Katz Memorial Lecture Series Fund
Rose and Isadore Godes Cultural Arts Fund for Children
Albert and Esther Goffstein Fund for Jewish-Yiddish Cultural Programs
Harry and Manya Goodman Memorial Jewish Culture Program Fund
Grace D. and Max Granzberg Scholarship Fund
Max & Ida Grossman Memorial Holocaust Programs Fund
William Hoffman Memorial Library Fund
Miriam and Leroy Kieffer Endowment Fund
Pearl and Joseph Krawetz Family Hebrew Ulpan Fund
Joseph and Anne Levine Memorial Fund for Jewish Education
Yale Libman Fund
Sherman and Evelyn Marrinson Music Memorial Fund
Mary and Julius Pertzik Jewish Cultural Arts Fund
Gertrude and Solomon Pogoriler Cultural Arts Fund
Jody A. Cohen Press Musical Theatre Endowment Fund
Rose and Clarence Siegel & Dianne and Leighton Siegel Family Fund
David M. Stein Orchestra Fund
Suzuki Music Education Fund
Tychman-Shapiro Gallery Fund
Edith and Harry Zidell, Joseph and Lena Resnikoff, and Bernice Resnikoff Levin Arts and Crafts and Orchestra Fund
Zimmerman Tech Stage Fund

Early Childhood Funds

Robert and Sandra Alch Day Care Memorial Fund
Constance and Sydney Berde Fund
Childcare Teachers Fund
Connie and Harold Field Endowment Fund
Ruth Goldman Gulinson ECC Scholarship Fund
Hawkinson-Plonski Fund for Child Care Scholarships
The Gayle Saeks Fund for the Sonnie Silverman Children’s Library Endowment Fund
Sonnie Silverman Children’s Library Fund
Harry, Betty and Scott Ward Family Fund for Childcare Scholarships

General Support

Sidney P. Abramson Fund
Trudy Arenson and Muriel Silvers Arenson Memorial Endowment Fund
David and Sheila H. Brod Family Fund
Bulwa and Goodman Family Fund
Dr. Bill Derechin Memorial Fund
Margie and Mitchell Fink Family Endowment Fund
General Endowment Fund
Howard Goldberger Endowment Fund
Tamsky Hewuse Fund
Jewish War Veterans Post #162 Fund of the JCC
Jewish War Veterans Post #354 Fund of the JCC
Jewish War Veterans State of Minnesota Department Fund
Carol and Marvin Johnson Family Endowment Fund
Evelyn and Mel Kamin Endowment Fund
Reuben and Esther Kaplan Fund
Launer Family Endowment Fund
Rose Smith Mirsky Fund
Mike and Lois Moheban Endowment Fund
Allen I. Nilva Memorial Fund
Ruth and Maurice Rischall Fund
Bernice and Bill Rosen Endowment Fund
Arthur and Sarah Sanders Endowment Fund
Harry & Addie Silverman Endowment Fund
Tamsky Sirkin Fund
Marilyn and Richard Smith Fund
Tamsky/Pomerantz Endowment Fund
Katherine and Jeffrey Tane Family Fund
Michael and Erin Waldman Endowment Fund
Jerry Waldman and Judi Belzer Endowment Fund
Harriet and Frank Witson Fund
Wolf Fund

Health & Fitness Funds

Harry and Betty Agranoff Endowment Fund for Youth Basketball
Naomi and Neil Arnold Women’s Health and Wellness Fund
Ron and Ruth Bear Memorial Health and Fitness Fund
Susie and Leslie Fishman Fitness Center Fund
Brian Garon Memorial Fund
Cy Kaster Youth Health and Fitness Fund
Frank Kiperstin Heartworks Fund
David Lerner Cardiac Education Fund
Mayeron Family Health and Fitness Fund
Barbara Ziman Pentelovitch Indoor/Outdoor Pool Fund
Jody A. Cohen Press & Steven M. Press “We’re Too Young To Be Old Endowment Fund”
Phil Ravitzky Sports Fund
Steven Gregory Rice Memorial Tournament Fund
Amy and George Sitkoff Endowment Fund
Zimmerman Family Fund

Inclusion Funds

Abrahamson Family Endowment Fund
Michael Falk Memorial Special Needs Fund
Frances & Samuel D. Finkelstein Enhancement Fund
Jack and Lillian Geller Family Endowment Fund for Children and Youth With Special Needs
Michael Benjamin Glaser Family Fund for Inclusion and Accessibility Programming
Inclusion and Accessibility Fund
Rachel & Michael Klein Inclusion Fund
John Levy Memorial Fund for Inclusion and Accessibility
Numero-Steinfeldt Inclusion Fund
Wendell Eric Petersen Special Needs Fund
Steve Schumacher Fund
Oren J. Steinfeldt Fund
Troup Family Inclusion Fund
Jon & RuthAnn Weiss Special Needs Fund

Older Adult Funds

Brier-Glachman Adult Transportation Fund
Calmenson Family Fund for Senior Adults
Claire and Edmar (Tatty) Fink Fund
Sophia Gilbert Older Adult Music Education Fund
Lily Ginsberg Fund for Senior Citizens
Grace & Max Granzberg Senior Transportation Fund
Henle Family Fund
Sam and Sue Hoffman Senior Services Fund
Kane Older Adult Fund
Max and Celia Kaplan Senior Citizen’s Scholarship Fund
Molly Kaplan Endowment Fund
Nancy and Elliott Karasov Family Fund
Zelda Katz Senior Program Scholarship Fund
Kissen-Rosen Fund
Joseph and Pearl Klatzko Fund for Senior Programs and Transportation
Lorraine Fay Linder Grocery Shopping Transportation Fund for Senior Citizens
Jeanette I. Litman Fund for Senior Programs
Men’s Club Endowment Fund
Warren and Esther Patterson Endowment Fund
Paul and Connie Ross Endowment Fund
Burt and Berneen Rudolph Senior Services Fund
Frances and Ted Shuirman Fund
Senior Adult Fund
Shores Family Endowment Fund
Pauline and Allan Stone Endowment Fund
Stanley and Zelda Straus Fund
Helene and Hillard Ward Endowment Fund
Sharon and Jack Weiss Endowment Fund
Mendel and Estera Zborowski and Henry and Celina Scibora Memorial Fund

Program Funds

Sidney P. Abramson Meditation Garden
Joe Adelman Leadership Development Fund
Earl and Harriet Bailey Fund
Clara and Meyer Bream Building Beautification Fund
Beverly Thorman Calmenson Fund for Jewish Gay and Lesbian Programming
Martin and Esther Capp Building Improvement Fund
Larry Cohen Leadership Development Fund
Dori Denelle and Phyllis Landman Appreciation Fund
Dori Denelle Staff Initiative Fund
Baron and Nina Desnick Building Fund
Kenneth and Jeanette Frank Endowment Fund
Burt and Lucille Garr Fund
Sharon Gibson Leadership Development Fund
Marlene Goldenberg Leadership Development Fund
Gil Greenberg Scholarship Fund
Laurie and Joel Kramer Staff Development Fund
Florence Lapinsky Memorial Fund
Leavitt Family Jewish Education Fund
Sylvan and Estelle Mack Public Affairs Fund
Mort Madden Todah Rabah Staff Fund
Hattie and Henry Marofsky Administrative Fund
Ruth and Irving Perlman Fund
Anna Marie Piccolo Staff Resource Fund
Ida and Leonard Rapoport Cultural Arts Fund for New Americans
Norman M Rose Building and Men’s Health Center Fund
Sid Ruderman Intergenerational Fund
Smookler Chalfen Family Endowment Fund
Dr. Jeffrey Weingarten Memorial Fund for Holocaust Education

Scholarship Funds

Claire and Roy Cohen Youth Scholarship Fund
Betty & Seymour Falk Arts And Athletics Endowment Fund
Sara and Dan Greenberg Fund
Sheldon Levine Fund
MARvelous Education Fund
Ossie W. Perlman Scholarship Fund
Heath Rosenbloom Youth Athletic Memorial Fund
Stan Rubin Endowment Fund for Children and Youth
Milton G. and Evelyn S. Smith Day Care and Camp Scholarship Fund
Norman S. and Ethel D. Smith Day Care and Camp Scholarship Fund

Youth Funds

Diana Chazin Levitt Fund
Alexander “Sasha” Garon Memorial Fund
Carolyn and Barry Gerr Children’s Scholarship Fund
Kleinglass Family Fund
Maccabi Fund
Maurice M. (Mort) Melamed Children’s Fund
Sally and Hershel Orenstein Fund
Fanny and Barney Shear Youth Library Fund
Edward and Esther Tilsen Endowment Fund for Youth
Tobias Singer Todd Endowment Fund
Esther Tucker Memorial Fund
Jacob Wilken-Simon Children’s Fund