Legacy Society

Please remember the MJCC in your will, trust, retirement plan or life insurance policy.

For over 100 years, the MJCC has served individuals and families in the Portland community of all faiths and backgrounds for fitness, sports, educational, and cultural activities. Your support is what allows the MJCC to be more than just a fitness center and meeting place. Your generosity allows us to provide innovative programs to meet the ever-changing needs of our community in heath, wellness, and arts and culture, where people of all ages can come together. Whether our members and guests are here for play, rehabilitation, or celebration, we strive to be a friendly and comfortable gathering place, a true home away from home.

The MJCC was one of only 11 organizations selected by the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation to participate in their Life and Legacy Program. We have launched the MJCC Legacy Society, with over 40 supporters committing to a Legacy Gift in our first three years! Coupled with annual fundraising efforts and grant applications, planned giving will assure that a state-of-the-art facility with quality programs will be a significant part of our financial base of support in coming decades.

Please see our summary below about this opportunity. For more information, please call Steve Albert at 503.535.3592 for a confidential conference.


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.

MJCC Legacy Society

Steve Albert and Janie Goldenberg
Bruce Abrams
John and Carol Arnsberg
Stacy Barna
Barry and Karla Benson
Amy and Doug Blauer
Gerel Blauer
Stephen Butler
Milton Carl z"l
Glen Coblens and Mia Birk
Edith Dorsen
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
Stacey Lebenzon
Jordana and Ryan Levenick
Howard and Wendy Liebreich
Gail Mandel and Steven Klein
Jeanne Newmark
Jeff and Anne Nudelman
Marshal Oller
Sue Perkel
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
Sandra Schnitzer
Gary and Linda Singer
Jonathan Singer
Les z"l and Martha Soltesz
Tom Stern
Menachem M. Teiblum z"l
Kenneth and Jennifer Zeidman
Jason Zidell