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Supporting the JCC

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, your continued financial contributions, gifts, grants and endowments allows the JCC of Syracuse to serve you, your family and the larger community six days a week, year round. Funds raised are critical to daily operations, special programming, future development and improvements, and scholarships and financial aid.

Jewish Federation of CNY
The JCC of Syracuse is a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of CNY. The JCC receives funding from the federation and works in close partnership with them to provide the Jewish community with essential programs and services. JCC families and members can help by giving generously to the JF of CNY campaign.

Designate your United Way donation to the JCC
If you will be participating in the United Way Community Campaign where you work or as an individual donor, please consider designating all or part of your gift to the JCC of Syracuse. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit health and human service organization, and former United Way agency, the JCC is still eligible to receive your donation through the Community Campaign. Simply complete the special requests section on the back of your pledge card specifying your gift designation to the JCC of Syracuse.

Your generous contribution to the JCC through this convenient United Way donor program will go a long way in supporting the many programs and services available here at your Jewish community center. For more information, contact Mariette DeWolf at 315-445-2360, ext. 112.

Matching Gifts
Many companies in the Syracuse area have matching gift programs, which encourage charitable giving by their employees. Under these programs, companies match gifts—often dollar for dollar or even two dollars to one—that individuals make to nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations. Your gift to the JCC may qualify. Please check with your company to determine eligibility requirements.

Tribute Cards
To commemorate special occasions, including births, birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, marriages, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, or to celebrate and honor the memory of a loved one, the JCC welcomes tax-deductible gifts to one of our many endowment or special funds. (See the tributes on page 34.) The JCC will send an acknowledgement card to the individual (or next of kin) in whose name the contribution is made. Tribute cards recognize someone special and help the JCC. For more information, contact Mariette DeWolf at 315-445-2360, ext. 112.

End-of-Year Donation
Public support is imperative to the JCC of Syracuse's survival. The center depends on these donations for a full 7% of its annual budget. Please see page 3 in this guide for information about making a tax-deductible, end-of-year contribution to the JCC.

Bobbi Epstein Lewis Free Loan Society
Barry Lewis, a JCC Supporter, established the Bobbi Epstein Lewis Free Loan Memorial Fund in honor of his wife as a way to aid individuals and families in the Syracuse area. In establishing this fund, Lewis hopes to be of assistance to those in need by providing interest free loans to individuals. For more information about the fund, contact Mariette DeWolf at 315-445-2360, ext. 112.

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