Support the JCC

Ways To Give

Make a Generous Donation

Online donations allow the JCC to use funds where they are most urgently needed. You may designate your gift for a specific purpose and you may make it in honor or memory of a person or an occasion through the tribute program. A special card will be sent to recognize all tribute gifts.


Celebrate a wedding, birthday, anniversary, birth or other significant milestone. Honor the memory of a loved one or friend. Send wishes for a speedy recovery. Let someone know you are thinking about them.

Our tribute cards let you mark all important occasions. Your friends and loved ones receive a personalized card acknowledging your gift, and your contribution enables us to continue to provide the community with the programs and services to help build Jewish identities and transform lives. Tributes can be made online (click here) or with a tribute envelope available at the JCC.  Take some home with you to have them on-hand when you need them.

Make a Gift to the JCC Scholarship Funds

Being there for the community is something upon which the JCC prides itself…and scholarships have always been available for those who demonstrate a true need. But, with the economic downturn, rising fuel, utility and food costs, more and more individuals are turning to the JCC looking for help to participate in their community – more than we are able to help.

“You have helped me in the past and if there is a need, I have to return it.”

Many past recipients are now donors to our scholarship funds. You can help others experience the JCC – all donations to the scholarship campaigns will enable a child to attend camp, come for a full-day Jewish preschool education, or enable a family or senior adult in need be a part of their community with a recreational or social membership. Click here to donate today.

Establish an Endowment Fund

Build community with us!  Establishing an endowment fund at the Harry & Rose Samson

Family Jewish Community Center allows you to create a legacy of support for the program of your choice from the Center’s vast array of social, educational, Judaic and cultural programs.  You have the joy of knowing your named fund will enhance the lives and nurture the spirit of the Jewish community for generations to come.

With a minimum gift of $2,500, you can start your named fund and once it is established, you can add to it throughout your lifetime and even include it in your estate plans. 

To learn how you can establish an endowment fund simply and conveniently, contact Harriet Rothman, Development Director at 414-967-8239.  Click here for a list of current JCC Endowment Funds.

Create Jewish a Legacy

Create a Jewish Legacy is a new program of the Jewish Community Foundation of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. It is a collaborative community effort in which 16 local Jewish organizations, including the JCC, are taking part. Click here to learn more about the Create a Jewish Legacy Program.

Transfer Stock or Other Appreciated Assets

Stocks or other investments that have been held for more than one year and have grown in value can provide a substantial gift to the JCC at a low net cost to you. The full value of your appreciated asset is deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. For more information, please contact Harriet Rothman at 414-967-8239.

Find Out If Your Employer Has a Matching Gift Program
If your employer offers a matching gift program take advantage of it! In many cases, your cash contribution becomes twice as valuable. It's usually quick and easy; just complete your company's form and your gift to the JCC will be matched.

Use Amazon Smile
Choose the Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC as your Amazon Smile recipient. What is Amazon Smile?  When customers shop on Amazon Smile (, the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. Click here to make the JCC your Amazon Smile recipient.

The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center is a non-sectarian 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing programs and services for all in our community. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.