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Fund Descriptions

Annual Fund (formerly the General Tribute Fund)
Helps the J continue its long-standing tradition of serving every segment of the Jewish population. Supports the programs and services of the entire agency.

Ann & Stephen Kaufman Jewish Education Fund
Supports unique community wide and special Jewish educational programs

BAS Giving Tree Annual Fund
Supports and enhances educational programs, equipment, specialists, and Jewish curriculum

Barbara & Harold Falik Central Program Wing Fund
Provides ongoing maintenance and support for the building area donated by the Falik family

Bernard Abrams Family Camp Endowment Fund
Help families who are financially burdened send their children to summer camp at the J

Bertha Alyce School Fund
Provides equipment for Bertha Alyce Early Childhood School preschool programs

Building Fund
Enhances and maintains the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC's facilities

Bunny & Leo Horvitz Scholar Program Fund
Supports the annual scholar-in-residence program

Children's Book Fair Fund
Contributes to the Annual Children's Book Fair in memory of Oliver Lapin

Children's Scholarship Ball
Contributions and Ball events proceeds to support scholarships for preschool, camp, etc.

Darsky Outdoor Pool Fund
Maintains the outdoor pool facility at the Joe Weingarten Building

Donna Frankoff Jewish Book Fair Fund
Underwrites lectures for the annual Jewish Book & Arts Fair in memory of Donna Frankoff

Ellen Boniuk Early Childhood School Fund
Provides equipment and supports special projects

Board Auction Gift
Benefits the Irvin Kaplan Children’s Scholarship Ball

Gerald Rauch Memorial Fund

Gershen Family Endowment Fund
Supports playground upkeep

Glesby-Rauch Women's Health Center Fund
Contributes towards the maintenance of the women’s health center

Gymnastics Development Fund
Supports coaches training sessions

Harris Weingarten Tennis Center Fund
Supports tennis programs and facilities

Harry K. Smith Meals-On-Wheels Fund
Aids the delivery of hot meals to homebound elderly

Irvin Kaplan Children's Scholarship Fund
For preschool, after school programs and day camp scholarships

Irving Nad Memorial Bible Program Fund
Sponsors the annual program of Bible study for seniors

IW Marks Theatre Center Fund
Maintains theatre facilities

Izzie Robinson Men's Health Center Fund
Contributes towards the maintenance of the men’s health center

JCC Maccabi Hall of Fame Fund
Helps to maintain the JCC Maccabi Hall of Fame

JCC Maccabi Youth Games Fund
Supports participation by Houston youth in the national and regional JCC Maccabi Games

The Jerry Wische Leadership Development Program Fund
Supports the development of Jewish leadership in the Houston community

Jerry Wische Staff Excellence Fund
Annually recognizes a deserving Evelyn Rubenstein JCC staff member

Jewish Arts and Culture Fund
Supports Arts and Cultural programs

Joe Frank Theatre of the Arts Fund
Maintains the theatre

Kaplan Theatre Fund
Maintains theatre facilities

Lila & Gerald Rauch Library Fund
Supports the West Houston JCC Library

Marilyn Hassid Emerging Author Fund
Provides support for an Annual Jewish Book & Arts Fair program with a guest author

Maxine Silberstein Dance Fund
Supports dance programs and events. 

Melton Scholarship Fund
Provides financial assistance to participants of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning.

Merfish Teen Center Fund
Supports the Merfish Teen Center

Mike Grossman/Judy Richker JCC Maccabi Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships for youth to attend the JCC Maccabi Games

Nad Library Fund
Supports purchase of library books

Nite Owls Fund
Supports the Nite Owls group for Jewish adults with disabilities

Raymond E. Plotkin JCC Maccabi Games Tennis Scholarship
Supports scholarships for tennis players participating in the JCC Maccabi Games

Ronnie Arrow Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Fund
Maintains the Hall of Fame project

Rueben Askanase Past President Leadership Fund
Provides funding for the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC Leadership Development Program and JCCA Leadership Program

Senior Adult Bus Fund
Finances new vehicles and major repairs

Senior Adult Mitzvah Fund
Supports special senior programs

Seymour "Slugger" Cohen Racquetball Court Fund
Maintains the racquetball court facilities

Shelly Chadwin Serota Tennis Endowment Fund
Supports facility enhancements

Soph & Al Natkin STARS Program Fund
Supports scholarships for children in the STARS early childhood program, which serves children on the autistic spectrum

Summer Day Camp Program Fund
Supports our J Camps summer day camp programs. 

Waldman Fund
Contributes towards Jewish cultural programs for children

Warren Finn Racquetball Fund
Enhances and maintains the racquetball courts

West Houston JCC Fund
Enhances and maintains the West Houston Jewish Community Center