Thanks in great part to our members, foundations, corporate sponsors and friends, the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (the J) continues fulfilling its commitment to this community to provide a comfortable atmosphere rich in Jewish family traditions. We encourage you to think about the J when making your charitable-giving plans.
Dues and program fees cover less than 80% of the J’s annual operating expenses. We depend on the generous philanthropy of individuals, corporations and foundations to
ensure our financial sustainability. Donating more than two-thirds of the funds raised throughout the year, Trustee Circle and Chai Society members are the cornerstone of the J's ability to build a strong community based on Jewish values.
The Trustee Circle:
Donors in the Trustee Circle donate a minimum cash gift of $3,000 or more annually. This special visionary group of leaders understands the importance of the J to our Jewish community and the fact that none of our extraordinary programs would be possible without a financially sound operation.
By joining the Chai Society, members are demonstrating their understanding that the life of the J depends on our ability to financially support our general operations in addition to programmatic support. The Chai Society is made up of a special group of donors who give at least $1,800 to our General Operating Fund, allowing us to utilize the funds to best meet the needs of the Center. To augment their general operating support, many members of the Chai Society choose to contribute supplementary dollars to the programs about which they are most passionate. Chai Society members are also named as Trustee Circle members when their contributions equal or exceed $3,000 annually.
To learn more about our donor societies, contact Jeff Dannick, Executive Director, at 703.537.3023 or Jeff.Dannick@jccnv.org.
To learn more about other giving opportunities, please contact Michelle Pearlstein, Development Director, at 703.537-3033, or Michelle.Pearlstein@jccnv.org.
Cash gifts allow the J to use funds where they are most urgently needed. You may also designate your gift for a specific purpose, or make it in honor or memory of a person or an occasion through the tribute program. A special card will be sent to recognize your tribute gift.
Donate a Used Car:
Donate now and help the J accomplish its mission. Your donation is tax-deductible. Free towing wherever the car is — as is. You can download the car donation form or request one from our reception desk.
Find out if your Employer has a Matching-Gift Program:
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 JCCNV will be matched. (Sample companies that match are Exxon-Mobil and IBM.)
Give through the Combined Federal Campaign or United Way:
The J is a participant in the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign annual campaigns. When you make your United Way/CFC gift through your employer, please designate the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia: United Way #8437 / CFC #8198.
Transfer 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 J at a low net cost to you. The full value of your appreciated asset is tax-deductible and you can avoid paying tax on the gains.
Give Insurance/IRAs/Retirement Funds:
If you no longer need a life insurance policy, IRA or other retirement fund, consider giving it to the J. Even if you are still paying premiums on an insurance policy, it can be given to the Center; you may take an income-tax deduction when the JCCNV is named owner and beneficiary. Alternately, you may choose to set up a new life insurance policy naming the JCC of Northern Virginia as beneficiary, ensuring support for the Center in the future.
Establish an Endowment Fund:
By establishing an endowment fund at the J, you will be assured that the programs and services you most care about will endure. You may name the endowment fund and designate which area of the J will benefit. Once the endowment fund reaches a minimum of $10,000, the fund will be formally established.
Make a Bequest:
Create a legacy for your community by naming the JCCNV as a beneficiary in your will or insurance policy.
Volunteer Through the J's Volunteer Corp:
If you have the time or expertise to lend a hand for the J, your help is needed and would be much appreciated! Contact Carla Rosenfeld at 703.537.3060, or Carla.Rosenfeld@jccnv.org.