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Honorary Giving

Tributes & Memorials

Honor someone you love with a tribute or memorial gift.  

The J will send a personalized card to your honoree letting them know of your considerate gift.

Donate here or contact Fran Katz, Chief Development Officer, at or 520.615.5421

Make your B’nai Mitzvot a Community Mitzvot

In lieu of receiving gifts, give back to The J. It’s a great way to make an impact on the community.  To make arrangements or learn how to create a permanent fund to honor or memorialize a loved one, please contact Fran Katz, Chief Development Officer, at or 520.615.5421

Legacy Circle:

Inspiring Jewish Journeys for Future Generations

Ensuring a legacy is a personal commitment to maintaining and improving life for future generations. We fulfill our obligation to perform Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) by supporting our community and its institutions. Legacy Gifts are planned future gifts that designates some or part of an individual’s estate to a non-profit

To leave a Legacy Gift or for more information, please contact Fran Katz, Chief Development Officer at or 520.615.5421

Endowment Funds

What is an Endowment Fund?

An endowment fund is a permanent fund that has earnings to benefit a charity. Revenue from a fund can be designated for a specific purpose providing a revenue stream to fund core programs, provide scholarships or support operations. An endowment fund is designed to function in perpetuity, making it possible to provide financial support over the long-term. Annual distributions are made based on a spending rate set by the Board of Directors.


This permanently restricted endowment fund was established in 1997 when a generous challenge gift was offered by the Harry +  Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. At year end 2019, the fund held $2,925,657 and provided $143,903 which was used solely for scholarships for J families in need

Creating a named Endowment Fund for the benefit of the Tucson J

Named endowments can be created as long as they fit within the mission and values of the Tucson J and are not too restrictive in nature. A named endowment fund can be created with a gift at a minimum of $25,000.

Current Endowment Funds at the J include:

The Joseph and Pauline Adams Endowment Fund (Scholarships)

Paul Ash Family Maccabi Youth Endowment Fund (JCC Association Maccabi Games)

Elizabeth & Benjamin Brook Endowment Fund (Early Childhood Education Scholarships)

Marian Cerf Endowment Fund (Holocaust Education)

Deanne Diamond Campership Fund (Camp Scholarships)

Deutsch Endowment Fund (Unrestricted)

Freedman Endowment Fund (Swim Lesson Scholarships)

The George & Roslyn Girard Miller Endowment Fund (Camp Scholarships)

Kaderlan Endowment Fund (Jewish holidays and Shabbat promotion)

Erin Schoenberg Memorial Endowment Fund (Early Childhood Education Scholarships)

Shanhouse Endowment Fund (Unrestricted)

Beth Stern Memorial Endowment Fund (Employee Excellence Awards)

The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Endowment Fund (Scholarships)

Ready to give to an Endowment Fund?

To make arrangements or learn more about our giving programs, please contact Fran Katz at or 520.299.1904.

Your gift changes lives.