Y-IKC Legacy Circle

Y-IKC Legacy Circle

The mission of the Y-IKC Legacy Circle is to recognize individuals and families who have named the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh in their estate plans through a documented planned gift.

Why support the JCC through a planned gift?
The Y-IKC Legacy Circle recognizes individuals who have included the JCC in their estate plans. More importantly, it enables members to demonstrate the value of the JCC in their lives and secure its future in the community.

How to become a member?
Becoming a member is easy. A pledge to include the JCC in a planned gift is all that is necessary. Contact Mayda Roth, CFRE, at (412) 521-8011, ext. 363, to learn more.


The JCC has been so important to us throughout our lives as well as to our children and our grandchildren. We have been actively involved with the Center for nearly eight decades. Moreover, the JCC has been an anchor in the Pittsburgh community for more than a century by serving people of all backgrounds, races, religions and abilities. From its earliest days, the JCC provided financial assistance for people in need and currently provides aid to nearly one in three members. It’s only natural that we include the JCC in our estate plan. We thank all of you who have done the same and look forward to welcoming new members into the Y-IKC Legacy Circle.
-Marilyn and Earl Latterman


The Y-IKC Legacy Circle provides ongoing appreciation and acknowledgement of people who have named the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh (JCC) as a recipient in their estate plan benefiting the JCC in the future. It distinguishes those generous people who value the enormous worth that the JCC provides to the residents of the community. Being a member of the Circle makes a lasting connection to the JCC and enhances its ability to address whatever changes may occur in years to come.

The Y-IKC Legacy Circle provides significant support for generations to come. The name is reminiscent of and in tribute to the JCC’s heritage and founding organizations, the Young Men & Women’s Hebrew Association and the Irene Kaufmann Centers. Merged in 1961 and renamed as the Jewish Community Center, the JCC is in its second century of providing services and activities for tens of thousands of members and non-members in the community. The name was further amended to the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh making it inclusive of its South Hills and Monroeville venues.

What does a planned gift to the Y-IKC Legacy Circle mean to the JCC?
Revenue from planned gifts makes it possible for the JCC to carry on its mission with distinction. From childcare to pre-school education to after school care to programming for families, activities for senior adults, fitness and wellness activities, day and overnight camping, arts and cultural programming, the JCC has provided more than a century of social services for the community. These noteworthy programs are integral to the vibrancy of both the South Hills and Squirrel Hill communities.

For many of us, there is a compelling need to make a difference – to leave a lasting impact on the people near us, our community, and the world in which we live. Benefits of being a member of the Y-IKC Legacy Circle include recognition in JCC publications and on the JCC website, invitations to occasional special events, and knowing that lasting gifts are important part of sustaining the future of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh.


Founding Members of the Y-IKC Legacy Circle
Recognizing donors who have included the JCC in their estate plan


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Rose and Ed Berman
Arlene and William Brandeis
Posy and Jack Brill
Betsy Levine Brown and Marc Brown
Barbara and David Burstin
David Dinkin
Ellie Baker Feldman
Nancy and Dan Garfinkel
Ruth and Alan Garfinkel
Caryle and Mark Glosser
Nanette and Ira Gordon
Rita J. Gould
Cynthia and John Halicky
Joel Hausman
Ruth Ann and Eugene Klein
Marilyn and Earl Latterman

Beverly and Allen* Lebovitz
Cindy Goodman Leib and Scott Leib
Carol Robinson and Jeffrey Markel
Lynn* and Gerald Ostrow
Rita and David Pollock
Donald and Sylvia Robinson Family Foundation
Lori and James Ruttenberg
Ruth and Allan Schachter
Suzanne and Brian Schreiber
Linda and Ken Simon
Yetta and Herb* Speiser
Susan and Robert Weis
Arlene and Richard Weisman
Leatrice and John M. Wolf, Sr.

*z”l, of blessed memory