Designated Endowment Funds

Jewish Foundation of Memphis plays a critical role in securing endowment funds for organizations and programs that provide important services to the Memphis Jewish community. Some of these funds are used to seed a Designated Endowment Fund at the Foundation and benefit from financial and programmatic oversight by the Foundation 's board of directors and investment committee.

 

These funds can be created to honor the memory of a loved one (e.g. Marty Olswanger Fund) while others can provide long-term support to very specific agencies or programs (e.g. Bornblum Scholarship Endowment Fund). The number of Jewish Foundation designated funds continues to grow, and each has its own special purpose, spending policy and vision.

Hillels of Memphis

 

In 2018, a $2 million endowment fund was created at the Jewish Foundation of Memphis to sustain Jewish engagement programs for Jewish college students attending Memphis area universities. This includes University of Memphis, Rhodes College, Southern College of Optometry, University  of Tennessee Health Sciences and Southwest Community College . With a facility on the U of M campus, full time director, a community advisory board and a student leadership board, Hillels of Memphis executes meaningful programs to connect Jewish college students to Judaism and to each other. The creation of the Hillels of Memphis Endowment Fund will ensure this important program into the future.

Wendy & Avron B. Fogelman Jewish Family Service Endowment Fund

 

In 2019, five years after the "new" Jewish Family Service was launched as a department of the Memphis Jewish Community Center, generous local donors Avron and Wendy Fogelman stepped forward with their lead gift to help launch a $7.5 million endowment campaign that would benefit the critical services offered by Jewish Family Service into the future. Renamed the Wendy & Avron B. Fogelman Jewish Family Service, this important agency has provided life-sustaining services to the Memphis Jewish community for more than 150 years. The Jewish Foundation of Memphis has been the proud leader of this fundraising effort and, as of this printing, has raised more than $5 million toward its goal.

Designated Funds

 

Abe and Goldie Walter Memorial Fund for Jewish Eductaion

 

Allan and Marcia Hayden Endowment Fund

 

Art and Bert Wolff Israel Summer Scouts Endowment Fund

 

Axel and Rita Robbins Music Fund to Benefit Temple Israel

 

Bornblum Scholarship Endowment Fund

 

Boy Scouts of America Troop 25 Endowment Fund

 

Camp Incentive Program

 

Captain Mark Elster Israel Youth Fund

 

Central High School Designated Fund

 

Curt and Hedi Ward Designated Fund for Temple Israel

 

Curt and Hedi Ward Family Fund for Senior Assisted Living Programming

 

Deanna & Irvin Serenco Fund for Children with Hearing Disorders

 

Dr. Joseph and Lyda Parker MJCC Scholarship Fund

 

Dr. Maurice E. Petrovsky Memorial Fund FBO MJCC Camp Scholarships

 

Eric and Marc Wolf Young People's Fund

 

Gorden Family Scholarship Fund

 

Hedi Ward Memorial Endowment Fund

 

Heidi Kulbersh Memorial Endowment Fund

 

Hilary Hodus and Mitch Hodus Fund for Family Enrichment at Beth Sholom Synagogue

 

Iris and Ronald Harkavy Fund Designated for MHA/FYOS

 

Iuliu Herscovici Designated Fund

 

Jane Ross College Scholarship Fund

 

Jean & Melvin J. "Buddy" Ballin Endowment Fund

 

Jewish Family Service Endowment Funds

 

Joe and Judy Goldstein Tzedakah Fund

 

Kaethe Mela Family Memorial Fund

 

Karin Blinder Gubin Foundation

 

Kay and Allen Iskiwitz Family Fund for the Benefit of the Memphis Jewish Community Center

 

Makowsky Greenberg Scholarship Fund

 

Mariette and Joel Turtzky Designated Fund

 

Mary S. Shainberg Fund for the Bornblum Jewish Community School

 

Maya June Kaufman Memorial Fund

 

Midtown Jewish Engagement Fund

 

Mildred and Jerome Dan Memorial Fund

 

Miriam & Rabbi Efraim Greenblastt Jewish Education Scholarship Fund

 

Morris Fogelman Passover Fund

 

Nancy and Sheldon Dan Fund for Jewish Education

 

Remnant Fund

 

Ronald Grossman Camp Scholarship Fund

 

Rose and Jake Iskiwitz and Esther F. Iskiwitz Fund for the Memphis Jewish Home Pet Therapy Program

 

Salon Circle Philanthropic Fund

 

Sandra and Mervyn Israel Charitable Designated Fund

 

Schonbaum Family Fund

 

Segall Livnah Memorial Fund

 

Sidney Kay Memorial Fund

 

Special Needs Jewish Adult Programming Fund

 

Stephanie Richman Memorial Scholarship Fund FBO Temple Israel Pre-School

 

Stuart and Carol Zalowitz Designated Tzedekah Fund

To open a new Designated Fund with the Jewish Foundation of Memphis, download and fill in the form below. 

Once completed, email the form to Sheri Gadberry at sgadberry@jcpmemphis.org.