Our Endowment Funds

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Abrahamson Family Endowment Fund

Programs & services for persons with special needs.

Abrahamson Family Endowment Fund

Programs & services for persons with special needs.

Categories: Inclusion and Accessibilities

Albert and Esther Goffstein Fund for Jewish-Yiddish Cultural Programs

To assist the St. Paul JCC in providing programs of public or cultural affairs for the community, including Jewish & Yiddish programs It may also be used for other purposes as are permitted for use of Endowment Funds.

Allen I. Nilva Memorial Fund

The income of the fund will be used to support Men’s Health Center activities

Allen Shores Family Fund

Provides funding for senior adult programs and programs for children & youth.

Amy and George Sitkoff Endowment Fund

Unrestricted; donors request preference be given to programs for physical rehabilitation purposes & for the acquisition of physical rehabilitation equipment.

Anna Marie Piccolo Staff Resource Fund

Provides staff resources for additional need not included in JCC annual operating budget.

Annual Fund Appeal

Supports operations of the JCC.

Arthur and Sarah Sanders Endowment Fund

Unrestricted; donor requests income be used in connection with the Center’s participation in the JCC Maccabi Games.

Baron and Nina Desnick Building Fund

To allow for improvements and other enhancements to the facilities of the JCC.

Bernice and Bill Rosen Endowment Fund

Unrestricted.

Created by: Bernice & Bill Rosen

Betty & Seymour Falk Arts And Athletics Endowment Fund

To provide scholarships for children and adults for participation in JCC Art and Athletics programs.

Beverly Thorman Calmenson Fund for Jewish Gay and Lesbian Programming

To conduct programs for the Jewish Gay and Lesbian community.

Bill and Rose Marvy Camp Butwin Endowment Fund

For equipment and programming at Camp Butwin.

Brier-Glachman Adult Transportation Fund

Enables the Center to supplement other available funds for transportation to adult programs of the JCC.

Bulwa and Goodman Family Fund

General endowment fund. The donor requests that funds be used to support participation in the JCCA Biennial.

Burt and Berneen Rudolph Senior Services Fund

To support JCC programs and services for seniors.

Burt and Lucille Garr Fund

Unrestricted.

Calmenson Family Fund for Senior Adults

Provides programs for senior adults.

Capital Campaign

To rebuild a modern JCC that is warm, welcoming and a vibrant community destination-inclusive of everyone and guided by our Jewish values and traditions.

Carol and Marvin Johnson Family Endowment Fund

To provide support for the general operations of the JCC.

Child Care Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships for child care programs to families who cannot afford the full cost.

Claire and Edmar (Tatty) Fink Fund

Unrestricted; donors request that preference be given to programs and activities for persons fifty years and older.

Claire and Roy Cohen Youth Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships for youth through the age of 18, to enable them to participate in Center programming.

Clara and Meyer Bream Building Beautification Fund

To improve & enhance the appearance of the building or buildings where the Center is located.

Connie and Harold Field Endowment Fund

Unrestricted; donors request preference be given to childcare.

Connie and Leo Fox Camp Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships for campers at Camp Butwin and fund such repairs, equipment and other camp expenditures as may be required at Camp Butwin.

Constance and Sydney Berde Fund

General endowment fund.

Cultural Arts Fund

To provide programs for Cultural Arts.

Cy Kaster Youth Health and Fitness Fund

To provide health, fitness and basketball programs for youth and to provide scholarships to allow children 18 and under to participate in such programs.

David and Sheila H. Brod Family Fund

The purpose of the fund is to provide general support of Center programs and services

David M. Stein Orchestra Fund

To support the expenses of maintaining the JCC Symphony Orchestra & programs it performs.

Dora Hack Fund

For Russian resettlement.

Dori Denelle and Phyllis Landman Appreciation Fund

To be used for general support of the Center childcare wing including, but not limited to, programs, staffing, building equipment, building improvements and repairs.

Dori Denelle Staff Initiative Fund

Will recognize the creativity of JCC staff in generating new program initiatives and can be used in all areas of the Center when other funding may not exist.

Dr. Abe L. and Rose Greenberg Camp Scholarship Fund

To provide camp scholarships for campers.

Dr. Bill Derechin Memorial Fund

Unrestricted; the donor requests preference be given to adult daycare services if, and when, the Center provides such services.

Dr. Jeffrey Weingarten Memorial Fund for Holocaust Education

For educational programs about the Holocaust with emphasis on such programs for young people.

Dr. Richard Adelson Memorial Fund

To provide programs and other services in the areas of Jewish Education and Jewish Cultural Arts.

Earl and Harriet Bailey Fund

For Accounting Department needs not provided for in the annual budget.

Edward and Esther Tilsen Endowment Fund for Youth

To provide programs and services for youth; provided, however, that preference be given to provide scholarships for children age 13-19 to participate in programs in Israel, if funds are needed for that purpose.

Esther Tucker Memorial Fund

Unrestricted; it is requested preference be given to programs for persons under the age of 18.

Ettinger, Schnitzer, Hymanson and Osman Camp Fund

To provide scholarships for children to attend camp and summer programming.

Evelyn and Mel Kamin Endowment Fund

Unrestricted; donors request that preference be given to daycare and camp scholarships and for programs for persons with special needs.

Fannie and Maurice Birnberg Cultural Arts Fund

For the presentation of special programs in Theater, Music, & Art & for exhibitions of Art.

Fanny and Barney Shear Youth Library Fund

Provides for purchase of books for youth for JCC library.

Fantle Fund

Unrestricted; donors request primary emphasis be given to programs, performances, exhibits, artists in residence, and other events, for all ages, associated with Cultural Arts.

Florence Lapinsky Memorial Fund

The funds will provide special recognition to staff members or volunteers for outstanding and dedicated years of service to the Center

Frances and Ted Shuirman Fund

To support programs for Senior Adults with the request that preference be given to creative writing projects and the newspaper of the group; provided, however, that any income in excess of $500.00 in any calendar year be used for scholarships for children.

Friends of the Arts

Provides funding for the arts at the St. Paul JCC.

Garden Grower’s Fund

Beautification of the Center through its gardens.

General Endowment Fund

Unrestricted.

General Operating Fund

General operating expenses.

Gershon Katz Memorial Lecture Series Fund

Provides lectures and other programs dealing with issues pertinent to Jewish life.

Gertrude and Solomon Pogoriler Cultural Arts Fund

Programs, performances, exhibits & other events associated with Jewish cultural arts; or for the commissioning of works or for awards in the Jewish cultural arts field, which commissions or awards shall bear the name of this fund.

Grace & Max Granzberg Senior Transportation Fund

To provide Senior Transportation

Grace D. and Max Granzberg Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships for children under the age of 12 in financial need to take piano lessons. If, for any 2 consecutive years, there are no such scholarships awarded, then any income accumulated during that period may be used to maintain the St. Paul JCC Symphony Orchestra & programs performed by it.

Harold & Patrice Kaplan Family Recreational Fields at Camp Butwin

Will help ensure that the sports and recreation facilities are maintained and upgraded so that hundreds of children can enjoy athletic activities each summer

Harriet & Frank Witson Fund

Unrestricted.

Harriet and Peter Glick Camp Scholarship Fund

For camp scholarships based on financial need.

Harry & Addie Silverman Endowment Fund

General endowment fund.

Harry and Betty Agranoff Endowment Fund for Youth Basketball

To provide basketball programs for youth. Donors request, but do not require, that preference be given to the payment of fees for youth basketball officials.

Harry and Manya Goodman Memorial Jewish Culture Program Fund

To assist the Center in providing programs or for acquiring materials pertaining to Jewish Culture & Heritage. If such uses are not deemed necessary at any time, the income may be used for other purposes as are permitted for use of Endowment Funds.

Harry, Betty and Scott Ward Family Fund for Childcare Scholarships

To provide scholarships for those children who could not otherwise afford to participate in our childcare programs.

Hattie and Henry Marofsky Administrative Fund

To acquire equipment for the administrative offices of the St. Paul JCC.

Hawkinson-Plonski Fund for Child Care Scholarships

To provide childcare scholarships based on financial need or for children in a crisis situation. If funds are not needed for such purposes, may be used for other scholarship purposes for children.

Heath Rosenbloom Youth Athletic Memorial Fund

To provide opportunities for youth through the age of 21 to participate in athletic programs & competitions, including, but not limited to, the provision of scholarships for those purposes, & the provision of equipment & uniforms for such activities.

Helene and Hillard Ward Endowment Fund

Unrestricted; with preference for programs for seniors.

Henle Family Fund

Provides programs for senior adults.

Herman J. Birnberg Endowment Fund

To provide programs of music, art, drama, and public affairs.

Howard Goldberger Endowment Fund

Unrestricted.

Ida and Leonard Rapoport Cultural Arts Fund for New Americans

Unrestricted; donors request primary emphasis shall be to provide programs, concerts & art displays which reflect the cultural aspects of the countries of origin of recent immigrants (New Americans) with priority to be given to immigrants from the countries of the former Soviet Union.

Inclusion and Accessibility Fund

Provides for the integration of children and youth with disabilities into all JCC programs and activities.

Jack and Lillian Geller Family Endowment Fund for Children and Youth With Special Needs

Programs and services for children and youth with special needs.

Jack Butwin Camp Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships for youth at camp and also purchase of camp items.

Jacob D. Wellman Camp Scholarship Fund

Provides camp scholarships for children and youth.

Jacob Wilken-Simon Children’s Fund

To provide programs and services for children; and in that connection, to provide scholarships for those children who could not otherwise afford to participate in such programs or services.

Jean Harris Endowment Fund

For the general upkeep and maintenance of the Jean Harris- Sid Froman swimming pool at Camp Butwin, for the purchase of pool equipment, and for general aquatics programming and staff training.

Jeanette I. Litman Fund for Senior Programs

To fund programs for older adults.

Jerry Waldman and Judi Belzer Endowment Fund

Provides for general support of Center programs and services

Jewish War Veterans Post #162 Fund of the JCC

Any project not provided for as part of the Center's normal operating budget & capital expenditures.

Jewish War Veterans Post #354 Fund of the JCC

Any project not provided for as part of the Center's normal operating budget & capital expenditures.

Jewish War Veterans State of Minnesota Department Fund

Any project not provided for as part of the Center's normal operating budget & capital expenditures

Jody A. Cohen Press & Steven M. Press “We’re Too Young To Be Old Endowment Fund”

To promote growing, living and aging well by purchasing equipment for the fitness center, aerobics studio, yoga studio, pilates studio and swimming pool for children, teens, and adults of all ages.

Jody A. Cohen Press Musical Theatre Endowment Fund

To pay for royalty rights, hire directors, choreographers and musicians, purchase or lease costumes and set materials and props and provide marketing and advertising costs for promoting musical theatre productions for grade school through high school and to provide scholarships for youth and teen theatre camps.

Joe Adelman Leadership Development Fund

To defray the expenses of the leadership award winner or winners of the Center in attending the JCCA biennial & to provide for leadership development programming at the Center.

John Levy Memorial Fund for Inclusion and Accessibility

For Center inclusion and accessibility programs and services. It is requested preference be given to providing inclusion facilitators for family camping programs at Camp Butwin, or its successor, for children with autism.

Joseph and Anne Levine Memorial Fund for Jewish Education

Provides programs and projects involving Jewish education, both formal and informal.

Joseph and Pearl Klatzko Fund for Senior Programs and Transportation

To be used for programs, services and transportation for older adults, with a preference for supportive services.

Katherine and Jeffrey Tane Family Fund

Unrestricted

Kenneth and Jeanette Frank Endowment Fund

For building maintenance and repair.

Kissen-Rosen Fund

To provide support for the creative writing program and services to the elderly.

Kleinglass Family Fund

Support of leadership development programs for teen members of the JCC.

Created by: Nessa & Steve Kleinglass

Larry Cohen Leadership Development Fund

To develop leadership at all levels of the JCC, both professional and volunteer.

Launer Family Endowment Fund

General endowment fund.

Laurie and Joel Kramer Staff Development Fund

To support professional development opportunities for program & support staff of the JCC to include, but not be limited to, educational courses & conferences, sabbatical leaves, & other opportunities for professional growth & development.

Leavitt Family Jewish Education Fund

To provide programs of Jewish education and for the provision of scholarship for individuals participating in such programs.

Lily Ginsberg Fund for Senior Citizens

Programs for Seniors to enhance the leisure league programs of the Center as long as such programs or similar programs continue to be provided.

Lorraine Fay Linder Grocery Shopping Transportation Fund for Senior Citizens

To fund & provide transportation services for grocery shopping for Seniors.

Maccabi Fund

Supports participation in the JCC Maccabi Games.

Margie and Mitchell Fink Family Endowment Fund

Unrestricted.

Marilyn and Richard Smith Fund

Provides for general support of Center programs and services

Marlene Goldenberg Leadership Development Fund

Provides for leadership training.

Martin and Esther Capp Building Improvement Fund

Costs & expenses incurred for maintenance and upkeep for the St. Paul Building Facility owned by the Center located at 1375 St. Paul Ave, St. Paul, MN, which is named the Martin and Esther Capp Building.

MARvelous Education Fund

To award scholarships to any Center member or staff person for post-secondary educational program. Primary consideration will be given to those persons with documented financial need. Established in memory of Marion Farsht, Anita Marx & Rose Shapiro.

Created by: Daniel & Amy Farsht and Steven & Stephanie Farsht

Mary and Julius Pertzik Jewish Cultural Arts Fund

Performances, exhibits & other events associated with Jewish cultural arts; or for the commission of works or for awards in the Jewish cultural arts field, which commissions or awards shall bear the name of this fund.

Maurice M. (Mort) Melamed Children’s Fund

Provides programming, including scholarships, for children to the age of 18.

Max and Celia Kaplan Senior Citizen’s Scholarship Fund

To provide financial assistance to Seniors to enable them to participate in Center activities & programs. Such financial assistance shall be provided to Seniors who would otherwise be unable financially to so participate.

Max and Felicia Schulz Family Fund

To provide camp scholarships.

Mayeron Family Health and Fitness Fund

For programs related to health & fitness, including but not limited to, lectures, seminars, and other activities related to the same, and for the purchase of equipment for the promotion of health & fitness.

Men’s Club Endowment Fund

Supports programs for people age 50 and over.

Mendel and Estera Zborowski and Henry and Celina Scibora Memorial Fund

Unrestricted. Donor requests net income shall be used for programs for seniors such as By Hand and Heart and similar activities of the Adults 50 and Over program.

Created by: Celina Scibora

Michael and Erin Waldman Endowment Fund

To support expenditures and programs which demonstrate appreciation for the efforts of staff of the Center or which advance education of staff or which implement programs developed by the innovation of staff

Michael Benjamin Glaser Family Fund for Inclusion and Accessibility

Provides for programs and services for people with special needs.

Michael Falk Memorial Special Needs Fund

Provides programs for children with special needs.

Mike and Lois Moheban Endowment Fund

General endowment, with a donor preference for JCC scholarships for children from families in need to participate in programs with Jewish content or for arts programming or mental health programs.

Milton G. and Evelyn S. Smith Day Care and Camp Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships based on financial need for daycare & camp participants.

Miriam and Leroy Kieffer Endowment Fund

Unrestricted; donors request, however, that preference be given to Jewish programming.

Molly Kaplan Endowment Fund

To be used for Senior Citizen Activities.

Mort Madden Todah Rabah Staff Fund

To fund activities and initiatives that acknowledge the contributions of staff to creating a vibrant, engaged and thriving St. Paul JCC. This can include, but is not limited to, tuition for continuing education classes, honorariums for staff training, to offset costs of seminars in Israel or professional conferences, staff events and individual acknowledgments.

Nancy and Elliott Karasov Family Fund

Enables the JCC to support Senior programming that will enhance the lives of older adults in our community

Naomi and Neil Arnold Women’s Health and Wellness Fund

Provides for Health Education Programs geared towards women’s issues.

Norman M Rose Building and Men’s Health Center Fund

75% of the income from said fund to be used for such purposes as the governing board of the Building fund shall deem necessary and the remaining 25% for capital improvements and repairs in the Men’s Health Center.

Norman S. and Ethel D. Smith Day Care and Camp Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships based on financial need for daycare & camp participants.

Ossie W. Perlman Scholarship Fund

Used for scholarships for any Jewish Education program including JCC camps and childcare services.

Passover For All Drive

Helps provide Kosher for Passover food to community members in need during the celebration of Passover

Paul and Connie Ross Endowment Fund for Senior Adults

Enables the JCC to provide programs and services for Senior Adults.

Pauline and Allan Stone Endowment Fund

Unrestricted; donors request preference be given to programs and services for senior adults.

Pearl and Joseph Krawetz Family Hebrew Ulpan Fund

Provides Hebrew Ulpan programs.

Phil Ravitzky Sports Fund

Provides sports activities and programs, and provides scholarships based on financial need.

Project Campitheater

To build a new amphitheater (lovingly known as the Campitheater), allowing this central meeting place at camp to be more accessible, friendlier for the environment, and safer for our campers. The Campitheater is the one place at camp where everyone comes together, where one voice becomes hundreds, through song, storytelling and celebration.

Reuben and Esther Kaplan Fund

Unrestricted.

Rita and Ray Butwin Camp Butwin Endowment Fund

To purchase works of art and articles of Judaica for the Camp Butwin Retreat Center and for other needs of Camp Butwin.

Robert and Sandra Alch Day Care Memorial Fund

To provide scholarships for children in need of daycare services at the Center.

Ron and Ruth Bear Memorial Health and Fitness Fund

To provide health & fitness programs & services, & for the purchase of equipment for the Health & Fitness Department of the Center, including its health centers.

Rose & Clarence Siegel and Dianne & Leighton Siegel Family Fund

To provide, at no cost or at minimal cost to attendees, a Jewish cultural series for the benefit of the St. Paul community.

Rose and Isadore Godes Cultural Arts Fund for Children

For cultural arts for children with an emphasis on programs of music & dance; including, but not limited to, the provision of scholarships to assist children talented in music & dance.

Rose Smith Mirsky Fund

Unrestricted.

Ruth and Irving Perlman Fund

Unrestricted; donors request, primary emphasis be given to the needs of seniors, youth, & the resettlement of immigrants.

Ruth and Maurice Rischall Fund

Unrestricted.

Created by: Ruth & Maurice Rischall

Sally and Hershel Orenstein Fund

Provides scholarships for children and youth.

Sam and Sue Hoffman Senior Services Fund

Supports JCC programs and services for senior adults with a particular preference for By Hand and Heart.

Samuel and Sarah Bernstein Camp Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarship assistance for children attending camping programs based on financial need.

Sara and Dan Greenberg Fund

To support youth and teen programs.

Shabbat Fund

Pays for Shabbat dinners for seniors.

Sharon and Jack Weiss Endowment Fund

A general endowment fund with a preference for By Hand and Heart, Senior Transportation and other JCC programs for older adults.

Sharon Gibson Leadership Development Fund

Will provide a broad range of programs and workshops focused on the development and training of the JCC Board, its staff, committees and new leadership.

Sheldon Levine Fund

To provide camp scholarships.

Sherman and Evelyn Marrinson Music Memorial Fund

For the support of music programs, including but not limited to, support of the JCC Symphony Orchestra.

Shores Family Endowment Fund

To be used for general endowment purposes.

Sid Ruderman Intergenerational Fund

To conduct intergenerational programs for groups of all ages in order to enhance the interaction between various age groups.

Sidney and Dora Shom Day Care Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships to enable families in need to send their children to the JCC day care program.

Sidney P. Abramson Fund

Unrestricted.

Sidney P. Abramson Fund

Unrestricted.

Categories: Multi-Purpose

Sidney P. Abramson Meditation Garden

Support the upkeep, maintenance and enhancement of the Meditation Garden.

Sidney Silberberg, Gail Tilsen Silberberg and Tari Tilsen Memorial Fund

Provides scholarships for youngsters to attend camp and other areas as determined by the JCC.

Smookler Chalfen Family Endowment Fund

Unrestricted; donors request preference be given to programs, services, for the purchase of equipment, and for scholarship assistance, including attendance at the JCCA Biennial.

Sonnie Silverman Children’s Library Fund

To purchase books, videotapes, audio tapes, CD ROM or other forms of electronic media, educational materials suitable for the early childhood department.

Stan Rubin Endowment Fund for Children and Youth

For programs, services & scholarships for children & youth under the age of 18.

Stanley and Zelda Straus Fund

Unrestricted; donor requests that preference be given to programs for seniors or to enhance the use of the JCC library.

Steve Schumacher Fund

Will support inclusive programming and help people who need extra assistance to participate at the St. Paul JCC.

Susan S. and Gary J. Bloom Fund

Unrestricted.

Susie and Leslie Fishman Fitness Center Fund

To support programs and to purchase equipment for the fitness center; and to support teen trips to Israel.

Suzuki Music Education Fund

To support the needs of the Suzuki Music Program, including the provision of education for the teachers. If the Suzuki Music Program is no longer provided by the Center, the income may be used for other music education programs.

Sylvan and Estelle Mack Public Affairs Fund

To assist the Center in providing programs of public affairs & for such other purposes as may be permitted for use of Endowment Funds.

Tamsky/Pomerantz Endowment Fund

For operating purposes with a preference for collaborative programs with the general community.

Teachers Fund

To support and reward the JCC’s early childhood staff.

Thomas M. Newman Scholarship Fund

Provides camp scholarships for children with disabilities.

Tobias Singer Todd Endowment Fund

Unrestricted; donor requests preference be given to programs for teenaged youth.

Trudy Arenson and Muriel Silvers Arenson Memorial Endowment Fund

Unrestricted.

Warren and Esther Patterson Endowment Fund

To support Adult/Senior Programming as well as JCC Transportation

Wendell Eric Petersen Special Needs Fund

Programs & services for persons with special needs.

William Hoffman Memorial Library Fund

For the acquisition of books, magazines, periodicals & other similar works for literary or religious usage.

Women’s Health and Wellness Fund

To provide women’s health programming.

Yale Libman Fund

To provide an annual program featuring a speaker on a topic of current interest and/or musical program or programs.

Zelda Katz Senior Program Scholarship Fund

To support senior services through scholarships.

Zidell, Resnikoff, and Levin Arts and Crafts and Orchestra Fund

To be used exclusively for the benefit of the Orchestra and the Arts and Crafts.

Zimmerman Family Fund

To support health and fitness at the JCC

Zimmerman Tech Stage Fund

To provide technical support for the JCC’s theatre.