Message from the President and CEO

Published Friday, November 1, 2019 6:00 pm

A Message From the President/CEO Saul F. Levenshus

The Main Event 2019: Saturday, November 23 | 7pm

By Saul F. Levenshus, President/CEO

By now most of you have received our invitation and are aware of the exciting plans for this year’s JCC Annual Fundraiser, The Main Event, scheduled for Saturday, November 23. Always a community favorite, The Main Event provides an evening full of entertainment in the company of 500 of your closest friends and family members. Once again, the food and drink on display will include some of San Antonio’s finest including Clementine, Pharm Table, Fork and Garden Catering, H-E-B, Max and Louie’s New York Diner, Myron’s Prime Steakhouse, and Linda Wolfe Catering.  And of course, all food will be prepared under Kosher supervision.

The theme for this year’s Main Event is Guardians of Our Galaxy, because it truly describes the relationship that our three honorees; Rick Byrd, Marsha Penner, and Allan Smith each has with this community, their community, OUR community. (Click here to Meet the  Honorees)

What better way to enjoy yourself than a celebration featuring an evening of fun and festivities that also positively impacts our community. As always, proceeds from the event benefit Early Childhood, Children & Youth, Senior Services and Special Projects through the Walter and Reba Viner Charitable Fund. And this year, your support is even more acute than at any time in recent history. With United Way’s recent decision to cut 100% of the funding that supported many of the same JCC services listed above, your support of The Main Event is more vital than usual.

We truly appreciate those of you who have asked about this recent funding challenge, and how you can help. We know how much the JCC means to you, and we’re only here because you mean so much to us. We hope you’ll make plans to come out and help us recognize these three outstanding leaders and in the process, lend your support to ensure that we exceed our fundraising goals to sustain the programs and services that are primarily impacted by this substantial loss in funding.

Visit our web page to purchase your tickets or even better choose to be a sponsor. Shop at our Online Auction to bid on our growing inventory of items or purchase something now via our “Buy it Now” option. Items are currently on sale and more are being added on a regular basis. Featured items include restaurants, personal services, Spurs tickets, exciting experiences, and vacations. And, whether you own a business or a vacation home (or know someone who does), remember that every donation in support of the event; both dollars and silent auction items, moves us closer to our goal, and all contributors will be included in a listing that is posted in the event program for added exposure.

Regardless of how you choose to support the event, please help expand our Main Event Galaxy, and spread the word.  Tell your friends, Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, tag your friends, and share our posts. And remember, your support helps sustain the great work the JCC does each and every day providing essential programs and services to our community… and this year, in particular, we could use a few extra Guardians. So, come join the party!

President & CEO