Ways to Give:
Donation of stocks is a particularly beneficial way to make a charitable donation as the donor does not pay any capital gains tax on the sale of the stock gift. In addition, donors can take an immediate income tax deduction for the current fair market value of the asset—regardless of the amount originally paid for the security! What a win-win situation—good for the Edlavitch DCJCC and good for the donor.
It is simple to make gifts of appreciated securities to the Edlavitch DCJCC. Your financial services provider can transfer them electronically to the Center’s account. DB Alex Brown Raymond James is working with the Edlavitch DCJCC to handle stock transactions. Our account number is 288W2833 and the DTC (for electronic transfers) is 0725 for Alex Brown Raymond James. Our contact person is Diana Hurst in Chris Courtney’s office – (202) 876-2415.
When you’ve finalized the transfer, please notify the Advancement Department, informing us of the name of the stock and number of shares to be transferred to the Edlavitch DCJCC.
Endowments and special funds are a unique way to honor family members, friends or to establish a lasting legacy at the Edlavitch DCJCC. The interest from endowment funds provides general support, makes new programs possible, continues ongoing programs and helps to provide scholarships.
The board and staff are grateful to the donors who have established the following endowments or special funds at the Center:
• Helen and Milton Covensky Fund to create a collection of quality Jewish children’s literature and videos to be housed in the library and to sponsor special cultural programs
• Chaim Kempner Collection Library Fund to sponsor a book author series on recently published Jewish books, support the acquisition of new books and Jewish periodicals
• Morton & Paula Gerson Fund for Yiddish Literature to fund Yiddish programming
• Bernard and Etta Watson Science Education Fund to support pre-K through high school level education programs in the natural sciences
• Marjorie Watson Serendipity Fund to support literary or classical music events at the Edlavitch DCJCC
• Frances R. Arent Fund to provide resources for the DCJCC’s College Bound Mentor Program
• Gerald L. Bernstein Memorial Lecture Fund to support the keynote lecture of the annual Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival
• Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival Fund to support the annual Jewish Literary Festival
• Ann Loeb Bronfman Fund to support exhibits, programs and maintenance of the Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery
• Lawrence & Gertrude Gichner Fund for Performing Arts to support drama, music and performing arts programs
• Aaron & Cecile Goldman Fund to provide for the physical maintenance and programmatic support of the Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater
• Paula Seigle Goldman Fund to support Judaic programs in Edlavitch DCJCC camps
• Helen S. Hirsch Children’s Library Fund to support a children’s library for youngsters participating in the Edlavitch DCJCC Preschool and camp programs
• The Rosalyn and Robert Hirsch Founders Endowment Fund to help create and support the innovative and high caliber programs that have come to exemplify the Edlavitch DCJCC.
• Ella Laszlo Bache-Brummer Memorial Fund for Community Service to support community service programs
• Julius & Dorothy Lazarus Fund for Children’s Programs to sustain and expand programs, classes, courses and services for children of all ages
• Esther and Harry Plotkin Fund for Jewish Tradition to enrich the quality of Jewish life in the District of Columbia
• Nezkakim Fund for Special Needs to support current and future programs for special needs populations
• Shirley Povich Sports Lecture Fund to support an annual lecture on sports journalism
• Anne S. Reich Fine Arts Endowment in Memory of Daryl Reich Rubenstein to support annual lectures and other educational events held in conjunction with art exhibitions in the Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery
• Henry & Anne Reich Family Fund to enable individuals with physical disabilities and limited financial resources to use the Health and Fitness Center
• Steven M. Reich Memorial Fund for Children’s Programming to benefit children’s programs
• John R. Risher, Jr. Public Affairs Forum Endowment Fund to inform the public about current issues
• Lynn Cutler Fund for the National Institute of Jewish Leadership to support public affairs programs
• Philip Schiff Fund to promote awareness and involvement in contemporary social action issues through educational and experiential programs
• Muriel K. Skolnick “Children’s Hour” Endowment to enhance children’s programs at the Center through storytelling
• Helen Littman Moskowitz and Sophie Eisenberg Stollman Fund to support senior citizen programs and breast cancer awareness activities
• Ruth Behrend & Charles Haskell Small Fund to support programs showcasing the work and creativity of Washington area artists and poets
• Sugarman Family Award for Jewish Children’s Literature to support excellence in Jewish children’s books
• Irving Wallace Endowment Fund to provide camp scholarships for elementary school-aged children
• Robert H. and Jane L. Weiner Cultural Arts Fund to provide dedicated support for specific Arts programs that contain an emphasis on Jewish content, helping our Jewish audiences further connect with their Jewish identity and providing our non-Jewish audiences with greater understanding and appreciation for how Judaism exists in their own lives and is woven through their cultural identity.
• Ruth Immerman Weinstein Fund to support an annual Purim puppet show
• Bernard Wexler Fund for Jewish History to support an annual lecture on Jewish History
• Paul Young Memorial Endowment for Special Needs Children to fund programs for children with special needs
• Irvin Wolloch Fund to promote excellence in theater arts
• Byer Family Community Fund to establish and maintain a chess program for children
• Arthur Tracy “The Street Singer” Endowment Fund to support the performing arts
• Nancy Raskin Unrestricted Endowment Fund to provide general support to the Center for operations, programs and services
• The Harriet J. Neuman Fund to support the annual Washington Jewish Film Festival: An Exhibition of International Cinema
• The Arna Meyer Mickelson Endowment for Professional Development to provide funding for Center staff to participate in a wide range of professional development programs.
Your gift could be matched dollar for dollar! Many companies offer matching gift programs that will double, or even triple, a donation’s value. Check with your employer to find out if your company will match your contribution to the Edlavitch DCJCC, a certified 501(C)(3) organization.
Once you have determined that your company does match donations made to the Edlavitch DCJCC, obtain the appropriate form from your Personnel/Human Resources office and send it along with your gift, or a receipt of your gift if donating online, to:
Attention: Advancement Department
1529 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Consider making the committment of a planned gift to the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center
Many donors express an interest in placing the Edlavitch DCJCC as a beneficiary in wills or life insurance policies. There are numerous planned giving vehicles and combinations that allow a donor or financial planner to specially tailor a gift.
Planned giving allows both the donor and the organization to construct the best financial plan for all involved. The Edlavitch DCJCC is sincerely grateful to individuals who seek to make a difference beyond their lifetimes.
To commemorate special occasions—the birth of a child or grandchild, birthdays, graduation, anniversaries, weddings, bar or bat Mitzvahs, or to perpetuate the memory of a loved one—the Edlavitch DCJCC welcomes tax-deductible gifts to the Annual Fund, one of our current endowment or special funds, or one of the Center’s many excellent programs.
A card is sent, in your name, to the person you are honoring—or in the case of a memorial gift, to the family or whomever you indicate when you make your gift and we will send a formal acknowledgement to you as well.
Support the Edlavitch DCJCC through the United Way/Combined Federal Campaign!
One of the easiest ways to support the Community Service programs of the Center is by donating through United Way. When you complete your United Way or Combined Federal Campaign Form, please designate the Edlavitch DCJCC (Agency #8125, Combined Federal Campaign #54775) as a gift recipient.
Designate #54775 for the Edlavitch District of Columbia Jewish Community Center (Agency #8125).
Donating your car, truck, boat, RV or van will spare you the time and expense of dealing with an unwanted vehicle while assisting the Edlavitch DCJCC in offering a full range of arts and cultural opportunities, education and classes, and volunteer activities and services to benefit the entire DC area.
Vehicle donation is easy and convenient: it provides taxpayers who itemize with a tax deduction for the fair market value of their vehicle, and the transportation company comes directly to your home or office to remove the donated vehicle, at no cost to you. The value of your vehicle as a donated item will exceed the amount you could receive on it as a trade-in. Free pick-up. Tax-deductible.
Please call the Advancement Department at 202.777.3240