Tribute and Endowment Funds

These funds are established in the name of an individual or family and are a special way to commemorate a lifecycle event or special occasion – birthday, anniversary, yarzheit, wedding, birth, graduation and so much more. Acknowledgment letters are sent to both the donor and the honoree.

Endowment funds benefiting the JCC are held and managed through our partners at JewishColumbus. 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

Cultural Arts

Harold M. Eisenstein Fund for Gallery Players
Fred Luper Memorial Fund
Myer & Selma Mellman Fund
Simson-Blair Theatre Fund
Starr 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

Education and Israel

Helen and Albert Chodosh Fund
The Carol Folkerth Fund for Jewish Inspiration
Jewish Programs Fund

Facility Enhancement

Carolyn Friedman Memorial Fund
Pikuach Nefesh Fund

Sports and Fitness

Billy Barkan Youth Basketball Memorial Fund
Andrew Good Memorial Fund for Youth Sports
Randy Kohn Youth Sports Fund
Simon Lazarus Fund
Douglas Lee Memorial Fund for Youth Sports Scholarships
Sandy Simon Women’s Health Center Fund
Mendy Snyder Sports Hall of Fame Fund
Talis Fitness Equipment Fund
Tim Kauffman Maccabi Experience Fund

Program Funds

Donors are welcome to specify a program area they would like to support. These general funds are unrestricted and allow the JCC to sustain the high-quality, award winning programming for which we are known. And, just like tribute and endowment funds, donations to program fund are a great to mark a lifecycle event or other special occasion.

Our program areas include:

  • Cultural Arts
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Fitness/Recreation & Wellnes
  • Camp & Children
  • Teens
  • Active Adults

To learn more about supporting JCC programming, please contact Melanie Butter, at or (614) 559-6233.