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The JCC Annual Fund

For more than 128 years, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh (JCC) has been an integral community center where people of all ages, religions, races, incomes, cultural backgrounds, gender expressions, sexual orientation, and abilities can connect, foster relationships, build community, and enhance their health and wellbeing.  The JCC serves the varied needs of over 30,000 people throughout the region.

We partner with funders and donors deeply rooted in building community, especially throughout our region. With synergistic mission and values that support community, your annual support significantly helps the JCC to award necessary scholarship assistance to community members and implement activities supporting our mission as well as being responsive to ever emerging community needs, including:

  • Awarding $2.4 million in scholarship assistance to vulnerable community members in financial need –without regard to religion, race, or background.
  • Responding to current and emerging community needs through blood drives, Flu and COVID vaccination clinics, and other life-sustaining initiatives.
    • Over 6,000 patients helped by more than 2,000 blood donations, over 15,000 COVID tests and vaccinations, 250+ older adults received flu, pneumonia, tetanus, and shingles vaccines.
  • Addressing food scarcity and social isolation among older adults through AgeWell at the JCC Meals to Go program, wellness phone call services, and advocacy that ensures distinct needs of older adults are being met
    • Over 37,000 lunches served to seniors in Squirrel Hill and South Hills locations annually.
  • Helping working families by providing family programming including Clubhouse After School and Early Childhood Development Centers (ECDC)
    • 1,860 children participated in early childhood, after school and camping programs.
  • Providing resources and after-school ‘safe spaces’ for adolescents and teens, a demographic hit particularly hard by the pandemic affects
    • Over 250 teens use our Teen Space in Squirrel Hill on a consistent basis, with particular focus on children attending Pittsburgh Public Schools.
  • Responsive to children with neurodiverse needs. The expansion of inclusion programming enables the JCC to meet rapidly increasing needs for neurodivergent children and youth throughout the region and advances our role as responsive industry leaders in serving families.
    • 173 neurodiverse children from 30 municipalities throughout Allegheny County served by JCC day camps during Summer 2022
  • Mobilizing JCC’s Project UPstander volunteer corps to respond to community needs that arise throughout our region.
    • 83 dedicated Center for Loving Kindness Upstander volunteers rallied to meet various community needs such as supporting community gardens, providing church maintenance, and helping at numerous community gatherings, vigils, cooking events and celebrations.
  • Weathering a loss of more than $14M in total revenue over a 36-month period during the pandemic.

Join us and help ensure that we continue offering essential programs and services so that we can continue fulfilling our mission of providing intentional opportunities that foster a welcoming, accessible physical and virtual environment that promotes wellness, encourages interaction, activates people, and helps people forge bonds.

Fara Marcus

Chief Development and Marketing Officer

JCC of Greater Pittsburgh

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Thank you for your support!

For questions: Please contact Fara Marcus

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