Did you know that membership and program fees account for only 82% of our operating budget? Your donation raises a large portion of the JCC’s Annual Fund for scholarships and to support critical programming such as child and after-school care, and special needs and older adults programs. Last year, the JCC provided more than $2.3 million in financial assistance to children, teens and adults.
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You may choose to specify your donation to one of the following funds (optional)


 Y-IKC Legacy Circle
The Y-IKC Legacy Circle was created to recognize 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.

Big Night
An important community-building event and the only fundraising event held by the JCC each year, supports financial assistance for individuals and families with limited income who require scholarship support to participate in critical programs such as child care, camping, after-school care, programs for children with special needs, and health/wellness programs for senior citizens.

Our next Big Night, will be held March 8, 2014, at the JCC in Squirrel Hill. For more information on Big Night 2014, please click here.

If you would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities, or would like to donate please contact Andrea Matz 412-697-3510

The Robert E. Storch EKC Endowment Fund
The Robert E. Storch EKC Endowment Fund was created in his memory by his daughter, Sara Storch Braz, to provide scholarships for children to attend Emma Kaufmann Camp in Morgantown, West Virginia. Summer camp at Camp Lakota was incredibly important to Mr. Storch and like him, Sara became a veteran camper. Sara is encouraging her friends and family to make donations to the fund in memory of her dad who would have been 65 on March 16. To donate, you may either print and complete the DONATE form and mail your gift to the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, 5738 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 or contact Andrea Matz, Development Specialist, at (412) 697-3510.
The Reuben Mitrani Memorial Fund for Emma Kaufmann Camp
The family of Reuben Mitrani has established a fund in loving memory to support Emma Kaufmann Camp.  A student at Colorado College, Reuben was studying in Geneva, Switzerland.  Captivating friends and family with his poise, good humor and strong leadership ability, he was an integral part of the EKC family.  Moving from camper to staff, Reuben was a friendly face who was all things to all people in his role as a counselor in Kineret, Halutzim and Teens, along with a Teen Challenge Captain and Maccabi Color War captain.  In his lifetime, he was a “gitta n’shumah/good soul” to all who knew him.  To donate in memory of Reuben, contact Andrea Matz, Development Specialist, at (412) 697-3510. Contributions may be mailed to the Reuben Mitrani Memorial Fund for Emma Kaufmann Camp at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, 5738 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.

Irving and Rita Green Memorial Fund
In memory of  Rita Martin Green and the late Irving M. Green, beloved parents of Cathy and Michael Samuels, Jonathan Green and Deborah King; grandparents of Aliza, Ben, Emma, Rachel and Zachary. Rita was a printmaker and painter and long-time member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, and had a number of one-woman shows in the Pittsburgh area. Contributions may be mailed to the Irving and Rita Green Memorial Fund at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, 5738 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, or contact Andrea Matz, 412-697-3510.

The Samuel Blaufeld Memorial Fund --
Benefiting Emma Kaufmann Camp Capital Improvements

A fund to support capital improvements at Emma Kaufmann Camp will be established in memory of Samuel (Sandy) Blaufeld. Donations in memory of Mr. Blaufeld will support continuing new physical projects at EKC. Donate

Gary Kress Memorial Endowment Fund

The family of Essie Shore has requested that gifts in her memory be donated to the Gary L. Kress Fund. Established in memory of her son, the fund supports technology improvements at the JCC. Donate

Jack Morris Endowment Fund for JCC Aquatics
Called the “Zen Master of the pool” and the “Mister Rogers of the water,” Jack Morris’s career as swimming coach and instructor spanned more than six decades at the Young Men and Women’s Hebrew Association, the JCC, and many other public and private pools. He was well-known for his love of swimming and for teaching thousands of people of all ages how to swim. Donate

Ricky Lebovitz EKC Scholarship Endowment Fund
The Ricky Lebovitz Scholarship Endowment Fund, which provides scholarships to help children attend Emma Kaufmann Camp, was established by his wife, Karen, his brother, Jim, and his mother, June, to honor his memory. Ricky loved EKC from the time he was old enough to go. Created in 1999, the fund in memory of Ricky has already helped dozens of children have an EKC experience. Donate 

The Claire and Vern Reingold EKC Scholarship Fund
Formerly the Claire and Vern Reingold Forever Young Fund. Claire and the late Vern Reingold were actively involved with the Emma Kaufmann Camp for more than 40 years. Claire served as head nurse for many years and Vern produced innumerable projects, many of which are an integral part of EKC lore including the Gazebo, the Kissing Bridge, the podium for the Torah, the Windmill, birdhouses, many benches and the Stars of David on trees around camp. Donate


A wide array of services and activities that support the independence of older adults. Donate

American Jewish Museum
The American Jewish Museum presents exhibits year round in the Fine Perlow Weis Gallery in the Kaufmann Building and the Berger Gallery in the Robinson Building.  A member of the Council of American Jewish Museums, the AJM provides a forum for exploring Jewish heritage and culture.  Open to the public nearly 100 hours weekly, the museum serves the public free of charge.  Donations are critical to sustain the future of the museum. Donate

After-School Program

The premier after-school program in Squirrel Hill. Donate

Early Childhood Development Centers
Child care and preschool in an enriched environment. Donations can be made to either the Squirrel Hill or the South Hills facility. Donate

Emma Kaufmann Camp

The JCC’s overnight camp serving generations of families. Donate

James and Rachel Levinson Day Camp
Traditional day camp held at the JCC’s Henry Kaufmann Family Recreation Park in Monroeville. Donate

South Hills Day Camps
Exciting day camp programs include traditional activities, performing arts, sports and specialty focuses. Donate

Special Needs

The JCC offers programs to support individuals with special needs including camp inclusion and programs for young adults. Donate


Tribute Cards
Keep cards on hand for any occasion.  A set of six cards is available for $25 at the JCCs in the South Hills and Squirrel Hill. These cards are an easy and convenient way to acknowledge any occasion while supporting the JCC. Contact Rosemary Alley for more information, 412-697-3519.
Matching Gifts
Corporations have chosen this method to support their employees' good will as well as supporting charitable organizations. You or your spouse's company may match your personal donation. Contact your personnel/human resources department and forward the matching gift form to the Rosemary Alley at 412-697-3519.
Planned Gifts
By including the JCC in your estate plan, you are expressing your deepest values by ensuring that everything that you treasure about the JCC will be here for future generations to enjoy. Many options are available to help you show your support of the JCC while maximizing your tax benefits for your loved ones and you. For more information, please contact Mayda Roth at 412-339-5413.