Give Today - Support the JCC
Why Support The JCC?
The JCC educates youth, provides services for seniors, provides a home for growing families and creates an environment that embraces all members of the Buffalo community regardless of background. Surprisingly, membership fees cover only 30% of the revenue it takes to keep the JCC running. We need your financial support so that we may enrich the JCC community.
Here are some ways you can help:
Honor a Loved One
A donation in honor or in memory of someone as: a get well wish, to celebrate an anniversary, new baby, or life event. Donations can be made in any denomination. An acknowledgment card will be sent that identifies you as the donor.
Contribute to our Annual Campaign
We are open to everyone regardless of race, religion, economic status, gender or sexual orientation and provide assistance to those who are in need so that people living in Western New York can avail themselves of programs which improve their lives. Please help us continue to serve our members with the best programs possible with a generous, tax-deductible gift.
Donate Your Car
Have an old car that needs to go? Forget Craigslist, donate it to the JCC. Your car will be hauled away and its value will be donated to the JCC. You will receive a tax receipt for the donation!
Looking for Other Ways to Donate?
We plan on presenting a few distinct, agency-wide fundraising events this year, an annual "All for One Campaign", and we are bringing back our highly successful “Ultimate Fantasy Raffle”. If you'd like to participate in or lead any future fundraisers, please contact Rick Zakalik at 716-204-2071 or Patty Simonson at 716-204-2073.
There are many other opportunities to participate as a volunteer at the JCC. Committees exist for each of our cultural arts endeavors.
The arts? Jordana Halpern would welcome a call at 716-204-2255.
Camping or after-school programs? Give Betsy Abramson a call at 716-204-2078.
Early Childhood programs? Barbara Stone Reden at 716-886-3172 (ext. 408) and Stephanie Katzman can be reached at 716-204-2082.
Wellness and Fitness? Call Bob Lajeunesse is at 716-886-3172 (ext. 402) or Ann Vorburger at 716-204-2070.
Aquatics? Julie Kingsley can be reached at 716-204-2080 and Eric Poniatowski is at 716-886-3172 (ext. 411) and they would both love to hear from you.
They are all looking to expand their committees.
Another way to give to the JCC is by considering a legacy gift. Your gift will help to insure that a vibrant JCC will exist and thrive for future generations, serving thousands more members. Please contact Rick Zakalik at 716-204-2071 for information about lifetime income possibilities with immediate tax benefits which can be arranged with our partners at the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies.