Ways of Giving

Whether you wish to make a contribution to the Jewish Community Center to mark a special occasion, to support a special program, or to set up a fund in perpetuity, your gift will touch many lives.

For information on how you can establish a fund or to discuss a planned gift to the JCC, please contact:
Marshall Kurland, JCC Chief Executive Officer, at 203.487.0940 or mkurland@stamfordjcc.org.

Click here to make a donation online. 

Mail donations directly to:
Jewish Community Center
1035 Newfield Avenue

Stamford, CT 06905
att: Marshall Kurland


Donations in any amount can be made to acknowledge people in your life who are celebrating special occasions, to offer congratulations or to extend condolences. When requested, the Center will send an acknowledgment to the family or individual you designate for each contribution. (Minimum contribution $18.)

Tree of Life
For a $200 donation, you can honor a friend or loved one by adding a leaf to the beautiful Tree of Life in the Center's lobby. For a $1,000 donation, you can add a stone at the base of the tree. 

Contributory Memberships 
A Contributory Membership is a tax-deductible donation in addition to your regular membership, at one of the following levels:
Donor $100
Patron $500
Benefactor $1,000 or more

Join our Circle of Friends ...
and become part of a select group of Jewish Community Center supporters. Our Circle of Friends are passionate supporters of the mission of the JCC, but their lifestyles may not necessitate the use of our facilities. With a fully tax-deductible contribution of $500 or more a year toward the Center's operating fund, each Circle of Friends member plays a crucial role in maintaining the high quality of programming that has become the hallmark of the JCC, and receives the tax benefits of a charitable contribution. To join the Circle of Friends, please contact Ilene Madwed, Director, Membership & Customer Experience, at 203.487.0945, or imadwed@stamfordjcc.org.


The Legacy Society of the Stamford JCC
Please consider making a future donation to the Stamford JCC to ensure that generations to come will benefit from our programming, services and sense of community.

Join those of us who have heard the call. Be remembered forever by the Stamford JCC with a gift.

Legacy Society of the Stamford JCC
Malerie D. Yolen Cohen & Jeffrey S. Cohen
Arthur Cramer z”l
Helen & Marty Donner
Lenore & Ilan Fogel
Milton & Miriam Lavinsky Folb z”l
Connie & Alan Freeman
Sylva & Herb Gladstone z”l
Robin Frederick & Michael Gold
Meryl & David Gordon 
Scott Handelman
Joy Katz
Larry Katz
Jeannie & Brian Kriftcher
Jackie & Marshall Kurland
Lorraine & David Kweskin
Nancy Schiffman
Betsey & Arthur Selkowitz
Stephanie & Bob Sherman


• Designate the Stamford JCC as a beneficiary of all or part of your IRA or 401k. This is the most tax efficient way to make a legacy gift. 
• Designate the Stamford JCC as a beneficiary of all or part of your life insurance policy. 
• Both of these types of legacy gifts can be made easily without the need for an attorney.

• You can make legacy gifts under your Will, which is very straightforward. 
• You can create a charitable trust, which benefits not only the JCC but also other beneficiaries. 
• An attorney would be needed to draft these documents.

Yes! If you are over the age of 70 ½, you can direct that your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from your IRA be sent directly to the Stamford JCC. This is a great way to enjoy income tax savings while also supporting The J’s critical work.


To be part of the Legacy Society of the Stamford JCC, contact Joy Katz, Chair, Stamford JCC Life & Legacy at joyakatz@yahoo.com.



Restricted and Endowment Funds

Scholarship Funds
Mark and Nancy Funt College Scholarship Fund
Mitchell Gunty Memorial Fund for summer program scholarships
JCC Sara Walker Nursery School Scholarship Fund for nursery school tuition assistance
O-la-mi Scholarship Fund for summer program tuition assistance
Pernick Family Children’s Fund for scholarship assistance
Gail G. Trell Scholarship Fund

Program Support Funds
The Beverly and Stanley Ferber Memorial Fund
Morton & Miriam Lavinsky Folb Endowment Fund for the Jewish Arts & Film Festival of Fairfield County
JCC Boundless Playground Fund
JCC Grandparents’ Fund for special projects at the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School
JumpStart Fund
Charles M. Karp Memorial Fund for the early childhood Scholar-In-Residence program
Larry Novak Youth Basketball Fund
Saul Pearce Fund to maintain the JCC Field of Dreams
POSH (Providers of Senior Happiness) Fund to support Senior Adult Programs
Bernard Sandler Memorial Fund to support Jewish cultural programs
Schacht Nursery School Playground Fund
Tzahal Shalom Fund
Stern Senior Luncheon Fund for the Senior Adult Rosh Hashanah Luncheon
Tzahal Shalom Fund
The Debora Ann Davies Fund for Fitness

Endowment Funds
Adler Building Preservation Fund
Kerrin & Stephne Behrend Endowment Fund
Pearl and Walter Bloom Fund for youth physical education
Camhi Building Maintenance Fund
Estate of Arthur Cramer
Dansky Family Fund in support of youth programs
Gomberg H & PE Fund for recreation and fitness activities
Burton D. and Carol Hoffman Building Preservation Fund
Debbie Krieger Memorial Youth Fund for youth activities
Kriftcher Family Fund
Lyons Children’s Scholarship Fund
Estate of Isadore M. Mackler
Michael & Carole Roth Family Fund
Rothenberg Family Fund for teen activities
James Silberman Memorial Fund
Tublin Memorial Fund
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Fund
Sol & Betty Young Endowment Fund

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