Ways to Give

The JCC Women’s Board seeks gifts to fuel a scholarship endowment, which will ensure that future generations of campers can rely on JCC Chicago for financial support.

An endowment gift of $5,000 generates a minimum annual gift of $250 for camp scholarships and leaves a legacy in perpetuity; a gift of $50,000 generates $2,500 in scholarship support, equal to the average annual award for three children in day camp or one child enrolled in Camp Chi.

To learn more about endowment opportunities and how your gift today will support children for years to come, please email Ali Friduss, or call 224.406.9213.

The JCC Chicago Endowment Foundation is established in partnership with the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago’s Agency Endowment Program; all commitments to the Endowment Foundation for the benefit of the “JCC Women’s Auxiliary Endowment Fund” are recognized as gifts to the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.

The Women’s Board hosts events throughout the year such as Decks, Dots & Desserts and group blocks to theater shows.

Our most recent event was:

Decks, Dots & Desserts

This was our 5th Annual Game Night hosted by the JCC Women’s Board. 100% of the event proceeds benefited JCC Chicago camp scholarship programs.

Board of Directors

Joyce Gerstein

Vice Presidents

Bette Feinerman
Julia S. Gerstein
Barbara B. Hochwert*
Barbara K. Katz*
Chickie Rosen*
Arlene Ruff*
Renee Soltan


Caryn G. Putterman*


Madelon Gryll*


Janice Bernstein
Linda Dickens
Carole Feldman
Elaine Frank^*
Darlene Gilford*
Fran Grossman*
Judy Hecktman
Mari Schoen Hirsh
Sheila Jacobson
Liane Joseph
Carole Latimer*
Saralyn Levine*
Alicia R. Lieberman
Laurie F. Lieberman*
Karen B. Lutz*
Marisa Mandrea
Gail P. Manning*
Barbara P. Newman
Josi Rein
Suzie Ritter
Helen Schechtman*
Susan Spector**
Karen Sperber
Ileana Stone
Sandra Wanger*
Ellen Wolff

*Past Presidents
**Honorary Director
^In Memoriam