tributes and endowments

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Invest in our mission

The Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC creates spaces and opportunities for the entire community to experience values-focused, high-quality services for individuals and families of all backgrounds, abilities, and faiths. With your investment in our mission and programs, our community grows stronger and healthier together. If you have any questions about your donation, please contact our Development Coordinator at 414-967-8179.

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send by mail

Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC
ATTN: Development
6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53217

Please include your credit card information or your check/money order made out to: Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC and indicate whether you would like a tribute card mailed to your honoree with the appropriate information required to complete that request.

donate online

Use the form below for general and program-specific donations. If you are interested in donating to a named endowment fund, please use the Endowment Fund portal.


To better serve our supporters, the JCC has upgraded its online donation form to utilize the Classy donation hub. As our professional staff work to make best use of this new tool to serve you better, please feel free to share any feedback that will allow us to improve your online donation experience with Ruth Wallace, Individual Giving Manager at or 414-967-8233.

The Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We’ll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.

A notification of your tribute can be sent to the honoree either by postal mail or email. If you provide us with an email address for the tribute recipient, that is the method we will use. Both printed and emailed tribute cards are beautifully designed and appropriate to your contribution’s designation. If you have questions, please contact Laura Slatky-Verkuilen at or 414-967-8179.

Please use the comment box to specify your wishes if you are not seeing your desired designation listed. We will reach out to you if we have any questions.

As a recurring donor, you can help guarantee consistency and continuity at the JCC. Donate online with a credit card and choose to make a sustaining gift to be charged automatically to your credit card monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually. You may make changes to or suspend your gift at any time by contacting Laura Slatky-Verkuilen, Development Coordinator, at or 414-967-8179.

If you choose to dedicate your gift in honor or in memory of someone and request for an individual or family to be notified, we will send a tribute card according to your instructions. The amount of your donation will not be shared by the JCC at any time. A listing of all tributes is shared on a quarterly basis in our JCC Journal publication which is posted on You may indicate on this form if you wish for your donation to be listed as Anonymous in our publications.

Yes, for donations from your donor-advised fund or IRA, please provide your fund holder with the following address and the name of the program or fund to which you wish to designate your donation: Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, 6255 N Santa Monica Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53217. If you wish to make a donation through a transfer of stock, please reach out to Chief Development Officer, Elyse Cohn at or 414-967-8188.

Please contact Chief Development Officer, Elyse Cohn at or 414-967-8188.

In Jewish tradition the number 18 symbolizes “chai” — the Hebrew word for “life.” So, if you are giving a multiple of 18 then you are symbolically giving a gift of a long and happy life.

That’s great news! Please check to see if your donation to the JCC is eligible for a match from your employer and take the necessary steps to increase the impact of your contribution through this awesome, under-utilized benefit.

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