Support Our Center
- Annual Fund
- Friends of the Center Society
- Legacy Society
- Other Ways to Support the MJCC
- Sustaining Membership
Support the MJCC!!
For over 100 years, the Mittleman Jewish Community Center has been the “living room” of Portland’s Jewish Community. In a typical year, 12,000 people come through the doors of the MJCC on a yearly basis, and nearly 4,000 individuals utilize our facilities as members. Membership, program fees and rentals account for approximately 86% of our annual revenue, and we are dependent upon donations and grants to make up the difference.
Gifts of every size are welcome and appreciated. Thank You!
Donate $360 or more and join the Friends of the Center Society!
Here is what your generous tax deductible donation to the MJCC supports:
- Scholarships to benefit seniors on fixed incomes and others in need;
- Arts and cultural programming that puts the “Jewish” in MJCC;
- Our warm water pool which provides therapeutic healing for members who need it most;
- Day Camp scholarships, new equipment in the fitness center, facility upgrades and so much more.
- We are committed to ensuring that no one is ever turned away due to an inability to pay.
Look For Corporate Matching
Many companies offer corporate matching opportunities. If you give to the MJCC, your company may match that and give to the MJCC right along with you! Check with your Human Resources representatives to find out if your company participates!
Support the Arts in Portland!
Click here to learn more about how your support of the Oregon Cultural Trust is a benefit to the MJCC and to you!
The Friends of the Center Society is the Annual Giving Society of the Mittleman Jewish Community Center. The Society honors and recognizes the donors who support the “J.” The Friends of the Center Society is an opportunity to engage and connect with the MJCC, its supporters, and the community at large.
Potential Benefits Include:
- Event Sponsorship
- Invitation to Annual Friends of the Center Society dinner
- Corporate Sponsorship (Summer Concerts, Author Series, Jewish Film Series, Business Breakfast Series)
- Sustaining MJCC Membership
Please remember the MJCC in your will, trust, retirement plan or life insurance policy.
What is Planned Giving
Planned giving, sometimes referred to as gift planning, is a way anyone can support the MJCC today, and in the future. By definition, a planned gift is any typically larger gift, made in one’s lifetime or at death, as part of a donor’s overall financial and/or estate planning. Some planned gifts provide a life-long income to you, the donor. Others use estate and tax planning techniques to provide for charity and your heirs in ways that maximize the gift and/or minimize its impact on your estate. Whether you use cash, appreciated securities/stock, real estate, artwork, partnership interests, personal property, life insurance, a retirement plan, etc., the benefits of funding a planned gift can make this type of charitable giving very attractive to both you and the MJCC.
How a planned gift is different from an Annual Fund gift?
Gifts to our annual fund or for membership dues are made from your discretionary income. They may be budgeted for, but they are not planned by philanthropic definition.
Three types of planned gifts
1. Outright gifts that use appreciated assets as a substitute for cash;
2. Gifts that return income or other financial benefits to you in return for your contribution; and
3. Gifts payable upon a donor’s death.
For more information, please call Steve Albert at 503.535.3592 for a confidential conference.
MJCC Legacy Society
Steve Albert and Janie Goldenberg
John and Carol Arnsberg
Barry and Karla Benson
Amy and Doug Blauer
Milton Carl z"l
Glen Coblens and Mia Birk
Becky and Greg Ewer
Howard and Jen Feldman
John and Beth Germain
Robert E. Glasgow and Lesley G. Glasgow
Jonathan and Sarah Glass
Bernard Goldhammer z"l
Nancy J. Green z"l
Merrill and Perry Hendin
Lisa Katon and Noah Kressel
Sheldon Klapper and Sue Hickey
Eric and Anna Kodesch
Eric and Robin Kornblit
Tony and Priscilla Kostiner
Jordana and Ryan Levenick
Howard and Wendy Liebreich
Gail Mandel and Steven Klein
Jeff and Anne Nudelman
Robert and Rita Philip
James E. Richman
Bert and Laurie Rogoway
Gayle and Paul Romain
Steve Rosenberg and Ellen Lippman
Stan and Madelle Rosenfeld
Kyle and Rebecca Rotenberg
Bunny and Jerry Sadis
Stephen and Becki Saltzman
Faye Gordon Samuels
Andrea Sanchez and Benjamin Drucker
Lois and Leonard z"l Schnitzer
Gary and Linda Singer
Les z"l and Martha Soltesz
Menachem M. Teiblum z"l
Kenneth and Jennifer Zeidman
Support the J when you shop at Fred Meyer by visiting their Community Rewards page, click re-enroll or link your Rewards Card now. Log in to your Fred Meyer account (or create a new account). Enter "FS719 " to select the MJCC as your designated charity.
Benefit Mobile App
You can also use the Benefit app to make everyday purchases at a variety of retailers. Select the MJCC as your beneficiary and Benefit will contribute up to 20% of your transaction!
If you are already shopping on amazon.com, you can have some of that purchase be a donation to us, at no cost to you? When you use Amazon Smile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to MJCC. Just bookmark the Amazon Smile link and select Mittleman Jewish Community Center as the nonprofit beneficiary. (Not all purchases qualify, check site for details)
Be A Sustaining Member of the MJCC
Sustaining Members make an annual contribution of $1,500+ and receive all the benefits of members. Plus, they receive a tax deduction for the deductible portion of their contribution.
Your Sustaining Membership will help us to:
• Increase social, cultural, educational and athletic programming
• Maintain our modern, renovated facility
• Provide scholarships to those of modest means to attend programs
• Enrich children’s lives through camping and after-school programs
Your Sustaining Membership will go a long way in helping us keep the MJCC — the “living room” of our community — a vibrant community resource.
Be A Sponsor
The MJCC always welcomes local businesses or individuals who would like to sponsor MJCC programs of all kinds. Do you have a passion for something you'd like to see happen at the MJCC? This is your chance to make a difference and feel great about doing so.
Be A Sponsor of our PDX Business Series.
Click here for more information
Be An Advertiser
Advertise in our Program Guides: The MJCC is now offering advertising in our quarterly program guide. We urge you to take advantage of this special offer and advertise your local business in our new “Support Our Neighbors” or “Member Businesses” sections of our guide. Our guide is published four times per year with a print run of 1,000 copies that details all of our classes and programs. It is a full color book that gets distributed to our members (over 1,750) and local businesses around the neighborhood. It has a four-month shelf life as people consult it for new programs and classes through the quarter. For more information contact Becky Ewer at 503.535.3533 or email@example.com.
Advertise in our Sportsplex
The MJCC has wonderful advertising opportunities available in our Sportsplex - Dasherboards! Reach the more than 2,000 people who use our Sportsplex every week with your message on an MJCC Soccer field dasherboard. Different space sizes available. For more information contact Becky Ewer at 503.535.3533 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information or other ideas on how you can support the MJCC, please contact us at 503.244.0111