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Ways to Give...Ways to Strengthen our Community

There are thousands of reasons to support The J, and a broad number of ways to show your support for the programs that make The J the special place that it is in our community.

For more information, please contact Dave Dietrich at 314-442-3189

Annual Giving

Millstone Society
With your pledge of $1,000 or more, you can join the Millstone Society, a group of visionary leaders who work together in support of the continued growth and strength of programs benefiting the St. Louis Jewish and general communities.

The Millstone Society reflects the tradition of giving inspired by legendary community leader I.E. Millstone, who established the St. Louis Jewish Community Center campus and served two terms as The J Board Chair. The Millstone Society recognizes the highest level of commitment in support of The J and its many programs. Your gift goes to support programs, sponsorships, fundraising events, membership and the earnings from a donor’s endowment fund at The J.

The Jewish Community Center of St. Louis is pleased to honor and pay tribute to the visionary group of individuals, families and organizations whose belief in the importance of family, Jewish culture, community and philanthropy are demonstrated through their extraordinary support.

  • A $1,000 contribution can pay for a scholarship for a summer day camper.
  • A $2,500 donation can pay for Shabbat enrichment activities for preschoolers and their families.
  • A $5,000 gift can pay for a child with developmental disabilities to receive the extra support necessary to attend summer camp.
  • A $10,000 contribution can pay for one year of services for an Adult Day Center participant.

Staenberg Society
With your pledge of $500 - $999, those ages 45 or under can join the Staenberg Society, which honors the support of our community’s future leaders. Inspired by Michael Staenberg who has spent many years mentoring many of St. Louis’ young adults, The Staenberg Society instills the importance of philanthropy to the next generation of donors.

The Jewish Community Center of St. Louis is pleased to honor and pay tribute to the visionary group of individuals, families and organizations whose belief in the importance of family, Jewish culture, community and philanthropy are demonstrated through their extraordinary support.

  • A $500 donation covers the cost of an inclusion counselor for one week of day camp plus post-care for one child with a developmental disability.
  • A $750 gift supports a one month scholarship for an infant in the Early Childhood Center
  • A $999 contribution sponsors six months of home-delivered kosher meals five days per week to a frail senior adult, so they may remain in their homes

Employee Matching Gifts
Many businesses match their employees’ gift contributions, which can double or even triple your contribution.

Gifts of Stock
A gift of appreciated stock held for more than one year can benefit The J while saving capital gains taxes and offering you other tax benefits. Please consult your tax advisor to learn how a gift of stock can assist you in reaching your personal financial goals.

To make a gift of stock, simply pass along the below information to your broker:

UBS Financial Services
Account Number MR06644
DTC Number 0221
Contact Marty Oberman's office at 314-746-4151 to notify transfer of shares



Giving to The J is a way to honor someone special, celebrate an occasion or milestone, or memorialize a loved one or friend. We will be happy to send notification of the gift to your designee without disclosing the amount of the gift.

You can make a tribute to any programming area fund you in which you have a special interest. A tribute is a special way to honor the memory of a loved one, mark a special occasion, or celebrate a special achievement.

Legacy Giving

The passing of our values from one generation to the next is one of the most fundamental tenants of Judaism. We lead by example. We teach. We tell stories that reflect our values. And we give. Leaving a Legacy Gift to the J allows you to ensure that those who come after you will have the opportunity for the same enriching experiences you’ve had, and allows you to share your values directly with the next generation.

There are a wide variety of ways that you can make a tax-advantaged planned gift to The J, which meet your short and long-term philanthropic goals.

Sponsorship Opportunities and Foundation Support

Individuals/Foundations/Corporations looking to find a way to give back to their communities know that
The J is a great community partner.

Sponsorship of J events and programs is a compelling way to:

  • Reach a large audience
  • Drive traffic to your business
  • Support the community
  • Create volunteer opportunities for your employees which can serve as team-building opportunities

We will work with you to create an exciting, customized sponsorship package for your organization.

The generous support of private and family foundations is a significant part of what makes The J programming robust and compelling to the St. Louis community. We are always looking to add more foundation support to our St. Louis J family.

Download the Brick Paver form

Brick Pavers
As part of our Capital Campaign, you can celebrate and honor your family's memories at The J with a brick paver at the entrance to our Arts & Education Building at the Staenberg Family Complex in Creve Coeur or at the entrance at the Marilyn Fox Building in Chesterfield.  There are a limited number of spots remaining so set your message in stone while supporting The J. Contact Lisa Vento at 314-442-3162 to set your message in stone.


The J is sustained through the support of individuals and corporations at every level. Be our partner...walk and grow with us to ensure that future generations have an amazing community center experience where anyone and everyone are welcome.  Your contribution will aid with the J's legacy for generations to come.  

Please contact Dave Dietrich at 314-442-3189 for more information about making a contribution to the J.


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