Endowment stories

What are endowment gifts?
  • At our agencies and congregations, an endowment provides funding in perpetuity to continue our mission and/or to implement specific projects.
Why leave an endowment?
  • Build a lasting legacy for future generations and honor loved ones.
  • Create permanent resources for the organizations or fields of interest in the Cincinnati Jewish community that have meant the most to you.
The Milton and Frances Schloss Special Needs and Services Department at the Mayerson JCC
The Milton and Frances Schloss Special Needs and Services Department at the Mayerson JCC offers inclusive programming for individuals with special needs, reducing their isolation and giving them meaningful ways to connect. The department was created through a gift from Milton and Frances Schloss that was secured by the Federation. Milton Schloss cared deeply about individuals with special needs and was also a supporter of the JCC and athletic and fitness programs. Frances knew that Milton would be proud of providing funding for the creation of programming at the JCC to benefit children and adults with special needs.
The Esther and Maurice Becker Networking and Mentoring Center at the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati
The Esther and Maurice Becker Networking and Mentoring Center creates networking and community engagement opportunities to attract and retain Jewish young adults in Cincinnati. Esther and Maurice cared deeply for the Cincinnati Jewish community and their endowment fund helps the community prosper and thrive now and in the future. In collaboration with JVS Career Services, the center will engage young Jewish adults through one-on-one relationships while creating and advancing networking opportunities, and by working closely with leaders in the Jewish community and larger community.
The Jewish Family Service Barbash Family Vital Support Center
After visiting Jewish Family Service Food Pantry in its prior location and seeing how inadequate the space was, Pam and Bernie Barbash decided to commit to the largest gift of their lives. They set in motion the transformation of the JFS Food Pantry into a pioneering new facility?the Barbash Family Vital Support Center ? located on the Cincinnati campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. The Barbashes' gift propelled forward an unprecedented collaborative investment. In addition to serving as an expanded food pantry, The Center is providing clients in need with more comprehensive services, including addressing the long-term challenges created by poverty and mental illness.
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