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

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

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