Tribute and Endowment Funds

Commemorate a special occasion. Remember a loved one. Acknowledgment letters sent to donor and family.

These endowment funds, benefiting the JCC, are held and managed through our partners at the Columbus Jewish Foundation.For more information about each fund and its specific purpose please contact Melanie Butter, at or (614) 559-6233.

Children, Youth and Teens

Arye Scholarship Fund in Memory of David Miller
Arye Sensory Room Fund
Children’s Scholarship Fund
Don Erkis/Lou Berliner Scholar Athlete Fund
Goldsmith Kavod Gadol Teen Leadership Fund
Dr. Benjamin & Nell Kaplan JCC/OSU Fund
Florence Melton AMS Tribute Fund
Florence Melton Memorial Teen Programming Fund
Goldsmith Teen Leadership Fund
Rita & Sig Munster JCC Endowment
Marlene & Seymour Raiz Scholarship Fund
Henry Saeman Family Memorial JCC Scholarship
Phyllis & Saul Sokol BBYO Fund
Phyllis & Sig Wasserman Memorial Endowment Fund
Zelkowitz Family Foundation

Cultural Arts

Columbus Jewish Film Festival in Celebration of Andrew Ethan Stern
Harold M. Eisenstein Fund for Gallery Players
Michael Feinstein JCC Cultural Arts Endowment
Reva & E.J. Gordon JCC Arts Fund
Charlotte & Ben Kahn JCC Theatre Arts Endowment Fund
Raymond & Pauline Kahn Art Fund
Fred Luper Memorial Fund
Myer & Selma Mellman Fund
Dotty and Mayer Rosenfeld JCC Endowment
Bea & David Roth Roth/Resler Theater Endowment Fund
Simson-Blair Theatre Fund
Barbara & “Red” Spigner Book Fair Memorial Fund
Lillian C Strouss Gallery Players Endowment Fund
Betty & Charles Talis JCC Endowment Fund
The Scheer Family Gallery Players Theater Fund

Early Childhood

Ruth Ann Blank and Dorothy Kahn
JCC North Early Childhood Program Endowment Fund
Mim Chenfeld Children’s Art Fund
Denise Glimcher Teacher Education Fund for College Avenue
Allison Senser Memorial Fund
Rose Schwartz Early Childhood Fund
Shehechyanu Fund for Early Childhood Teacher Excellence

Education and Israel

Helen and Albert Chodosh Fund
The Carol Folkerth Fund for Jewish Inspiration
Rabbi Nathan & Sylvia Gaynor Memorial Fund
Jewish Programs Fund
Sam Melton JCC Endowment
Joan & Jack Wallace Endowment Fund for The LYJCC
David Zucker JCC Endowment Fund

Facility Enhancement

David & Joseph Berman Cubbage Corner Endowment Fund for Hoover Family Park
Carolyn Friedman Memorial Fund
Northeast JCC Building Endowment Fund
Pikuach Nefesh Fund
Ruth & Joe Sniderman JCC Endowment
Zalman Rosenfeld JCC Pavillion Endowment Fund

Leadership Development

Michael J. Canter JCC Leadership Development Fund
Joel Dinkin JCC Continuing Education Fund
Helen Nutis JCC Volunteer Fund
Lawrence D Schaffer Shem Tov Fund

Sports and Fitness

Billy Barkan Youth Basketball Memorial Fund
Byer SML Baseball/Softball Field Maintenance Endowment Fund
Michael and Deborah Broidy Family JCC Health & Wellness
Aaron Dachner JCC AK Softball Fund
Andrew Good Memorial Fund for Youth Sports
Randy Kohn Youth Sports Fund
Simon Lazarus Fund
Douglas Lee Memorial Fund for Youth Sports Scholarships
Maccabi Youth Games Endowment Fund
Sandy Simon Women’s Health Center Fund
Morris Skilken JCC Endowment Fund
Mendy Snyder Sports Hall of Fame Fund
Charles Solomon JCC Endowment Fund (for Sports Spectacular)
Talis Fitness Equipment Fund
Tim Kauffman Maccabi Experience Fund

General Funds

Adrienne & Sidney Chafetz JCC Endowment Fund
JCC Erkis/Berliner Holding Fund
Starr Fund
Carol & Norman Traeger JCC Endowment Fund
Harry & Jeanette Weinberg JCC Endowment

Program Funds

ECS Playground Fund
Gallery Players 70th Anniversary
Bookfair (Jewish Author Series)
Columbus Jewish Film Festival in Celebration of Andrew Ethan Stern
General Fund
Youth Scholarships
Senior Adults
Mamanet Sponsorship
Early Childhood Education
Children’s Programs
Teen Programs
Summer Camp
Recreation & Wellness
Ann & Meyer Weisman Golf Simulator

Lead Donors

The wide array of programs and services offered by The JCC would not be possible without the generous support of our donors. In 2018, our Lead Donors provided funds in excess of $600,000 by giving at or above the $1,000 level. We offer our deepest appreciation to this group of donors, and invite the community to join them in leading the way.

If you have questions or would like to learn more, contact Melanie Butter, Chief Development Officer, at or (614) 559-6233.