Legacy & Endowment

Legacy & Endowment

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.

To leave a Legacy Gift or for more information, please contact Director of Philanthropy, Caitlin Dixon, at 520.299.3000 x176 or cdixon@tucsonjcc.org

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 2009, the fund held $2,716,226 and provided $136,000 which was used solely for scholarships for J families in need.

Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Endowment Fund


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.


  • 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)
  • Lorraine Linder Endowment Fund (Senior Grocery Shopping)
  • The George & Roslyn Girard Miller Endowment Fund (Camp Scholarships)
  • The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Endowment Fund (Scholarships)
  • Erin Schoenberg Memorial Endowment Fund (Early Childhood Education Scholarships)
  • Shanhouse Endowment Fund (Unrestricted)
  • Beth Stern Memorial Endowment Fund (Employee Excellence Awards)

To make a gift to any of these funds please contact Director of Philanthropy, Caitlin Dixon, 520.299.3000 x176 or cdixon@tucsonjcc.org

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As we close out another fun-filled, amazing week here at the J, we are wishing you all a beautiful weekend! May you have some time to disconnect from the week and reconnect with what really matters in your life. Shabbat Shalom!
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Do you want to learn to dance like this? You can do it with us! Tango levels 1 and 2 are now enrolling, with drop-in options available. More info here: http://bit.ly/32pvGDn
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Argentine tango. "Gallo Ciego". Fernando Gracia and Sol Cerquides with "Solo Tango" orquesta. Танго.
Argentine tango "Gallo Ciego" (Agustín Bardi, Osvaldo Pugliese version). Dance Fernando Gracia and Sol Cerquides. The world champions of tango Fernando and S...
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The 2020 Tucson International Jewish Film Festival is just around the corner! We're working hard on updating our website with details, but in the meantime we wanted to share a trailer for the much anticipated film, "The Mamboniks", which will screen on Jan 5 in Saddlebrooke and on Jan 10 at the J.
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The good, the better, the best: Our benchmarking survey is live and we want to hear from you! Help us serve you better by completing a brief 10-minute survey here: http://ow.ly/q2ra50x1TaS
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It's getting cold outside and you know what that means: It's Hot Chocolate Time! Join us for our 2nd annual Hanukkah Hot Chocolate fun run/walk on December 5th. 1/5/10K routes are available. Registration is open now: http://bit.ly/2pFzov7
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A note from our awesome member, Vicki Velasco: "I started my journey at the Tucson JCC last May. I was 62, weighed almost 300 pounds and knew I had to do something to get healthy. I started small – mostly at the pool with my granddaughter! Last September I decided to work with a trainer, checked out the information sheets for three trainers and was fortunate to start working with Rhina Gerhauser.

"Rhina talked with me about my goals and helped me get going with twice-weekly 30 minute workouts. My second small step! I started feeling better, but was still only working out when I saw Rhina. In May of this year I went to the doctor and had a bit of a “wake-up call.” I was told if I didn’t make some changes, my only recourse for losing weight would be weight-loss surgery.

"The 100 Day Challenge at the JCC started the next week and I was all-in! I asked Rhina to measure me at the beginning and I committed to getting into the J each work day. Rhina measured me at the end of the challenge and I had lost 12.5”!

"Because I was coming regularly to the J, I started getting to know people and was amazed at the community I was discovering. So many people were encouraging and commented on my progress. I also started taking classes in addition to doing cardio and personal training. While I have a long journey ahead to reach my health and weight loss goals, I am well on my way, thanks to being at the J!

"I am excited to explore new opportunities like cooking and dance classes and the film festival as part of the new Passport program. Joining the JCC was just a beginning – being a part of the JCC community keeps me going!"
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