Thanks to dozens of generous donors, endowment dollars are making a big difference at the LJCC!
An Endowment gift is one that is created to last forever, with the yearly income used to fund current needs. In 2004, the family of LJCC funds within the Birmingham Jewish Foundation were named in honor of Gladys and Karl Friedman to recognize their exceptional commitment to the Levite Jewish Community Center. The Gladys and Karl Friedman Endowment Funds of the Levite Jewish Community Center have been working from one end of our Campus to the other.
Wherever you look, you can see the results of our endowment dollars—new fitness equipment, basketball court improvements, tennis court signs, landscaping and picnic tables for the Levite Field, computer software and hardware upgrades, pool roof repair and a big screen television for the Senior Lounge—just to mention a few. In addition, endowment dollars are at work in programming areas, helping to put the “heart” into our LJCC campus. Funding for a Jewish educator has been underwritten by our endowment funds, as well as the Senior’s Lunch Program and scholarships for our children to attend pre-school and day camp.
Bricks and mortar provide the housing for activities…programming provides the soul for our Levite Jewish Community Center. The Gladys and Karl Friedman Endowment Funds of the Levite Jewish Community Center are providing for today and planning for tomorrow. Join the donors whose foresight has provided the foundation for our Center’s future. A gift may be given during your lifetime, in your estate, through a trust, by insurance or from the proceeds of your retirement plan. If you would like information on creating an exciting, living legacy in your name for the Levite Jewish Community Center or contributing to an existing fund, contact Sally Friedman, Executive Director of the Birmingham Jewish Foundation, 803-1519, email@example.com, or Betzy Lynch, Executive Director of the LJCC, 879-0411, or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Here is a listing of currently available endowment funds:
I learned to swim at a very early age at the old YMHA and spent much of my teens at the JCC – AZA, day camp counselor, Center Players, more. The Center has always been there and a part of my life.