Ways to Give


As a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades relies on the support of the community to help bridge the gap between membership fees and the need to fulfill our critical social missions. Your contribution helps the JCC to further our mission of making our Center accessible to those individuals who are most in need.

Donate Online
You can donate now by using the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades’ secure online donation form. The JCC accepts gifts via MasterCard, Visa, or American Express. You can make a one-time gift or a recurring monthly contribution. Make a Donation

Employee Matching Gifts
One of the easiest ways to increase your gift to the JCC is through your employer’s matching gift program. You can inquire with your human resources department to learn about your company’s matching gift program.

Tributes & Memorial Gifts
Donations can be made to program areas at the JCC and individual endowment funds in honor of a special occasion such as a wedding or anniversary, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, the birth of a child, or in memory of loved ones.

The JCC sends notification cards to recipients and publishes the tributes in our agency newspaper, In The Center.

The minimum donation for a tribute card is $18. To make a tribute, please donate online today or contact Liz Iannaconi at eiannaconi@jccotp.org or 201.569.7900 ext. 463.

Endowment Funds
Endowments are gifts that “keep on giving.” Endowment funds are critical to helping the JCC meet the needs of the community, now and in the future. By creating or adding to an Endowment fund, you can ensure vital JCC programs have stable financial support for generations to come. Only a small amount of your fund’s value is expended each year, so the fund lives on, creating an inspiring Jewish legacy.
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Mail in a Donation
You can also mail in a donation to the JCC at the following address:
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
411 E. Clinton Avenue
Tenafly, NJ 07670

Checks should be made payable to: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades

Give by Text
It’s easy! Text “GIVE” to 201.299.6730 and follow the prompts. You’ll be redirected to our secure, mobile-friendly donation form.

Stocks & Securities Transfer
Gifts of securities — held by you or by your bank or brokerage — offer significant tax advantages and are easy to make. The JCC requires that gifts of securities be made via electronic transfer, rather than mailing actual securities certificates. Please contact Alison Holzberg Kenny, Director of Development, at 201.408.1405 or by email at akenny@jccotp.org to inform the JCC of the proposed donation and ensure that you receive a prompt receipt of your gift for your tax records.

Donor-Advised Fund
A grant from your donor-advised fund can make a tremendous difference in our JCC community. If you have a donor-advised fund, please contact your financial institution or foundation or call your fund manager to recommend us for a grant. We ask that you please contact Alison Holzberg Kenny, Director of Development, at 201.408.1405 or by email at akenny@jccotp.org to inform us of your gift so we can thank you for your generosity.

Planned Gifts
A planned gift is a tax-smart way that helps to ensure that our children and grandchildren will enjoy a flourishing Jewish community and a place to celebrate their heritage and traditions. Charitable gift annuities, remainder trusts, gifts of securities, and bequests can be made to the JCC. The funds are managed through third party financial advisors. Learn more >>

View a complete list of current endowment funds

Shop & Support Through AmazonSmile
Simply go to smile.amazon.com and log in using your existing Amazon account and designate us, "JCC on the Palisades," as your charitable organization. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the JCC.

Thank you for your support!

To discuss any of the above giving opportunities, or other ways you can make a meaningful impact on your community, contact Alison Holzberg Kenny, Director of Development, at 201.408.1405 or at akenny@jccotp.org.