Supporting the JCC

We are inclusion, wellness, education, and Jewish Life. We are One JCC.

The York JCC is more than a fitness center, more than a pre-school – it is a dynamic community hub offering programs and services for every age, background, and ability. Guided by Jewish values and culture, we create an environment of immediate and lasting experiences.

We need your help if we are going to continue to evolve to meet the needs of our community. Your gift, in any form, will enable us to continue our highly-praised early childhood education program, expand our award-winning diversity services, increase the number of fitness and wellness classes, and continue our exciting cultural events and celebrations that promote respect and an understanding of Jewish values, history, and culture.

The York JCC is where families find a second home, where generations connect, and where everyone is welcome. As we embark on our 110th year of service to the community, we would like to thank you. Without generous supporters like you, the York JCC simply wouldn’t be able to nurture more than 650 children, share information about Jewish culture and history with more than 800 people, teach more than 400 children to swim for free, and engage more than 8,000 individuals with diversity and inclusion training.

Thank you for considering a gift to the York JCC. Your help makes us One JCC!

How Can You Support?

Annual Campaign

The York JCC’s annual campaign begins in late winter each year and culminates in the spring. This three-month campaign raises money for the regular, on-going expenses of the agency. You can direct your donation to a specific department or program, or we can apply your gift to where it is most needed. When you support the York JCC’s annual campaign, you help give us the resources to create exceptional programs that serve and sustain our thriving community … today and for the future.



Give Local York

Give Local York celebrates York County’s nonprofit community by hosting a day of giving. On May 6 this year, the York JCC will join 300 other nonprofits to raise money and awareness of the nonprofit sector. Watch social media and this webpage for ways you can support the York JCC in 2022!


Giving Tuesday

GivingTuesday, held the Tuesday after the Thanksgiving holiday, was created in 2012 as a simple idea: to encourage people to give back after a weekend of holiday shopping. It is now a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

The York JCC participates in GivingTuesday by holding a supply collection. During the month of December, we collect much-needed supplies for our Early Childhood Education, Before and After School Care, Youth Fitness, and Parkinson’s programs. Watch the main lobby and the entrances to pre-school and Gan Rimon for details on how you can participate.

Corporate Sponsorships

The York JCC will work with you to create an exciting sponsorship package to support our mission. To speak with someone directly about sponsorships, contact the Development Specialist at 717.843.0918.

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EITC Pre-K Scholarships

If your business has been awarded tax credits through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program, children enrolled in the York JCC’s Early Childhood Education programs can benefit directly from your contribution. For more information about the EITC program, contact the Development Specialist.

Patron Membership

Members can become Patron Members for $125 per month, with any additional money above the cost of the membership category selected is considered a tax-deductible donation. Benefits include a personal locker and recognition in program guides. Additionally, Patron Membership helps the York JCC provide free swimming lessons to children whose families couldn’t otherwise afford lessons, as well as provide Jewish cultural education and Holocaust education to our members and community.

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Planned Giving

Leave your legacy. Acknowledging your connection to the JCC with a planned gift is a thoughtful way of recognizing the JCC’s commitment to providing impactful cultural, recreational, educational, and social activities for our entire community.

For information on the York JCC’s planned giving program, contact the Development Specialist at 717.843.0918.

In-Kind Gifts

In-kind gifts such as donated equipment and supplies are appreciated where there is a specific need at the York JCC. Please contact the Development Specialist at 717.843.0918 if you are interested in making an in-kind donation.

Other Ways to Give

The York JCC participates in the following fundraising activities.

AmazonSmile (Jewish Community Centre of York Pennsylvania)
Box Tops for Education
Rutter’s Rewards (York Jewish Community Center)