How to make a Donation

Donations may be made in one of three ways — either online via a secure connection, by mail, or by phone. To view a list of our current tributes please visit our tribute page.

Online Donations:

Click the button below to make a secure online donation. Be sure to indicate the fund in which you wish your donation to be applied to.


Donations By Mail:

Donations also may be made by check, payable to the JCC with appropriate fund designated, and mailed to: JCC of Greater Columbus ATTN: Sheila Cline 1125 College Avenue Columbus, OH 43209

Donations By Phone:

To donate by phone with a Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit card, please contact Sheila Cline at (614) 559-6225.

JCC Tribute and Memorial Funds

The following funds have been established to support JCC programs and services:

Children, Youth and Teens

  • Arye Scholarship Fund in Memory of David Miller supports Scholarships for Camp Arye’s special needs program
  • B’nai B’rith Youth Operations Fund Camp Arye Children’s Department Children’s Scholarship Fund supports scholarships for camp, early childhood & after school care
  • Dr. Benjamin & Nell Kaplan OSU Fund* supports Jewish OSU students working with youths at the JCC
  • Don Erkis/Lou Berliner Scholar Athlete Fund* supports Jewish scholar athlete scholarship awards
  • Florence Melton Memorial Teen Programming Fund Goldsmith Teen Leadership Fund*
  • Henry Saeman Memorial Endowment Fund* Irv Miller Memorial Endowment Fund* supports participation of teens in March of the Living
  • Jewish Experiences for Teens (JET) Phyllis & Saul Sokol BBYO Fund*
  • Phyllis & Sig Wasserman Endowment Fund for Special Needs Programs*
  • Rita & Sig Munster Fund*
  • Rosenfeld Family JCC Pre-School Fund*
  • Seymour & Marlene Raiz Scholarship Fund*
  • Summer Day Camp Teen Lounge Fund Zelkowitz Family Foundation* supports Camp scholarships

Cultural Arts

  • Barbara & Irving “Red” Spigner Memorial Fund for Jewish Bookfair*
  • Charlotte & Ben Kahn JCC Theater Fund*
  • Columbus Jewish Film Festival Fund*
  • David & Beatrice Roth Endowment Fund for Gallery Players*
  • Gallery Players Harold M. Eisenstein Fund supports the theater
  • Irving & Sophie Starr Family Fund for Gallery Players Jewish Bookfair
  • Mary Ellen Starr Fund for Gallery Players
  • Michael Feinstein Cultural Arts Endowment Fund* supports special guest performers’ appearances
  • Myer & Selma Mellman Fund supports art exhibits for the JCC
  • Raymond & Pauline Kahn Art Fund* supports Bookfair and Patron of the Arts programs
  • Reva & E.J. Gordon Cultural Arts Endowment Fund* supports Judaic & Israeli programming
  • Rosenfeld Family Fund for Gallery Players* Simpson/Blair Theater Lighting Fund Simpson Playwright Fund

Early Childhood

  • Denise Glimcher Teacher Education Fund for College Avenue
  • JCC College Avenue Preschool
  • JCC New Albany Preschool
  • JCC North Preschool
  • Mim Chenfeld Children’s Art Fund
  • Rose Schwartz Early Childhood Fund Shehechyanu Fund for Early Childhood Teacher Excellence*

Education and Israel

  • David Zucker Fund for Israeli Programs*
  • Florence Melton Tribute Fund supports Adult Mini-School programs 
  • Helen & Albert Chodosh Fund  supports new American programming 
  • Jewish Outreach Department Joan & Jack Wallick Fund* supports Judaic programs
  • Rabbi Nathan & Sylvia Gaynor Judaic Endowment Fund* Sam Melton Endowment Fund*
  • Ruth Ann Blank NW Program Fund

Facility Enhancement

  •  Berman Cubbage-Corner Fund supports Camp Hoover improvements 
  • Carolyn Friedman Memorial Fund supports outdoor grounds beautification
  • David & Joseph Berman Endowment Fund for Hoover Family Park*
  • Merilynn & Thomas Kaplin “Building for Tomorrow” Fund* supports JCC permanent capital improvements
  • Pikuach Nefesh Fund for Lifesaving Equipment
  • Zal Rosenfeld Pavilion Maintenance Fund* provides maintenance and improvements to the pavilion 

Sports and Fitness

  • Aaron Dachner AK Softball Endowment Fund*
  • Adult Sports Department
  • Aquatics Department 
  • Byer SML Baseball/Softball Endowment Fund* provides maintenance support for softball fields
  • Charles Solomon Endowment Fund for Sports Spectacular & Maccabi Games*
  • Douglas Lee Memorial Fund for Youth Sports Scholarships
  • Fitness Department
  • Jack & Lillian Marks Bloom Endowment Fund for Youth Aquatics* supports aquatics programming
  • JCC Maccabi Games Endowment Fund* supports scholarships for youths attending Maccabi games
  • Mendy Snyder Sports Hall of Fame Fund supports JCC Athlete Hall of Fame
  • Men’s Health Center
  • Michael & Deborah Broidy Health & Wellness Fund* supports youth wellness programs
  • Michael Isroff Memorial Racquetball Fund
  • Morris Skilken Endowment Fund* supports small watercraft support and training
  • Randy Kohn Youth Basketball Fund*
  • Sandy Simon Women’s Health Center Fund supports Women’s Health Center upgrades
  • Simon Lazarus Fund supports general health & physical education activities
  • Simon Lazarus Outdoor Athletics Fund
  • Sports Spectacular
  • Talis Fitness Equipment Fund provides health and physical equipment for fitness center
  • William A. Barkan Youth Basketball Memorial Fund*
  • Women’s Health Center Youth Sports Department
  • Zal Rosenfeld JCC Sports Fund*

Additional Funds

  • Betty & Charles Talis Fund*
  • Harriet & Harold Korn Fund*
  • Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Endowment Fund supports upgrades and maintenance for program needs
  • Helen Nutis Volunteer Fund*
  • JCC Executive Director Fund to be used at the discretion of the JCC Executive Director
  • JCC Gala
  • JCC General Fund
  • JCC Hoover Family Park
  • Joel Dinkin Fund for Staff Continuing Education*
  • Lawrence D. Schaffer Shem Tov Fund* supports sending a volunteer to the JCCA Biennial convention
  • Senior Adults Activities Fund

* Funds held at the Columbus Jewish Foundation