JCC Tributes

Honor, remember, congratulate or wish someone well by contributing to one of the JCC's Tribute funds.  For your convenience, donate online by clicking here, call (210) 302-6810 or pick up a Tribute form at the any JCC Courtesy Desk.  Your tribute will be recognized in the JCC Center Peace, should you choose, and an acknowledgement will also be sent to the designated recipient.  Below is a current listing of all the funds. 

  • An Ethical Start is a special project which uses our pre-school curriculum to reinforce Jewish values, based on the ancient text Pirkei Avot by connecting with our students and their families.
  • Carrie Arbetter Meer & Shirley Arbetter Friendship Fund enhances programming for senior adults.
  • BBYO Fund provides support for the on-going services of the local San Antonio BBYO chapter activities including program scholarships, leadership advisor and new member training and chapter recruitment/marketing expenses.
  • Briskman Institute supports literature, hebrew and Torah studies.
  • John & Theresa Dettmar Duff Memorial Fund supports youth and senior adult programming.
  • Early Childhood Teacher Enrichment Fund is utilized for JCC preschool teachers to pursue continuing education opportunities.
  • Louis & Rose Esstman Educational Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for the purpose of higher education.
  • Future Projects & New Initiatives supports various projects and facilities and helps ensure the continued delivery of high quality services.
  • Holocaust Education Fund of Jewish Studies supports community education for Holocaust related matters.
  • Kay Klein Fund provides camp scholarships to children in need.
  • Howard Krantman Memorial Fund supports tween and teen services.
  • Lazarus Foundation Inclusion Program supports our summer camp inclusion program for developmentally disabled children and their siblings.
  • Maccabi Fund
  • Muchnick Sports Fund supports the purchase of sports equipment.
  • Charlie Pearl Friendship Fund offers senior adult programming.
  • Weldon Place Fund supports physical education activities.
  • Anne & Marvin Polunsky Senior Fund is utilized to develop and promote senior adult programming.
  • Mel Pomerantz Cultural Events Fund
  • Leonard and Gloria Seitzman Fund supports arts and humanities programs which bring new, innovative, and/or unique programs and services to the JCC.
  • Sheppard Sharlack Memorial Fund supports the purchase of fitness equipment.
  • Marion & Zavell Smith Fund is utilized for the development of the arts.
  • Jeanette Stern Fund supports preschool activities and music programs.
  • The Sheldon Vexler Theatre
  • Walter & Reba Viner Charitable Fund supports youth and senior adult programs as well as scholarships and special projects.
  • Ida Wilen Cultural Arts Fund is for music, art and projects that promote the cultural well-being of the community.
  • Rose Wish Nursery School Fund supports our early childhood program.
  • Alice Marcus Young Children's Art Fund supports the development of the arts for young children.
  • Shimshon Zeevi Fund supports Board and Staff development.


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