Making the Future Possible.

The Second Century Campaign (SCC) aims to secure JDC’s essential core functions by bolstering its endowment and thus ensuring its ability to respond to whatever the future holds for the Jewish People. The SCC seeks to raise $200 million to continue to respond to those in need well into our next century of operations.

Download the case for the campaign here.

A Shared Mission of
Action and Hope.

Founded in 1914 with a cablegram urging the American Jewish community to “undertake matter” of helping starving Jews, JDC has saved Jewish lives and built Jewish life for over a century, standing with our global Jewish family in times of crisis and calm.

At the heart of our mission lies the value of areivut, or mutual responsibility. Jews around the world have always called upon JDC to safeguard those facing physical danger, support those struggling to care for those in need, and empower and build new generations of Jewish leaders.

In our unstable world, no one knows what the future will bring, and JDC must always ensure its core capacity to respond immediately, strategically, and compassionately.

We invite you to join us and fulfill your legacy with JDC and the future of Jewish communities around the world.

Will YOU undertake matter?

If Not Me, Who?

Will You Undertake Matter?

Ensuring Jewish Continuity

Securing the Next 100 Years

If Not Me, Who?

Alan and Marcia Leifer: We Can Ensure the Jewish Future

Mark Wilf: Giving Voice to the Voiceless

Your Legacy, JDC’s Future

An enduring legacy of heroism, a tireless commitment to Jewish values, and the belief that to save one life is to save the world - these tenets define JDC’s first 100 years.

The legacy of JDC’s next century rests with you.

Join us.

Commitments to the campaign can be made through various planned gifts, including: wills and trusts, retirement plan beneficiary designations, life insurance beneficiary designations, gift annuities, and others.

Leave a lasting legacy

Special Events & Recognition

Campaign supporters will be acknowledged and invited to special events celebrating their incredible commitments toward JDC’s future.

Recognition Walls

The extraordinary leaders who have undertaken this matter will be recognized on permanent recognition displays in the New York Headquarters and Jerusalem campus.

Like the panels of a quilt, the wall’s design represents a mosaic of global Jewish responsibility that binds us as Am Echad — one People. The generous support of these extraordinary leaders will be acknowledged at these levels.

See the full list of the campaign's supporters here.

JDC's New York headquarters

Dedication at the Jerusalem campus

The Legacy Siddur

As a token of gratitude for your commitment, we would be delighted to personalize a copy of the JDC Legacy Siddur for you and your family. This meaningful keepsake is a replica of a handwritten prayer book transcribed from memory by a Soviet Jew, a symbol of JDC’s story and the resilience of the Jewish people.


We look forward to including you in our annual Summer Spotlight Newsletter, highlighting the personal stories of our supporters, campaign updates, and recent events celebrating your investment in JDC’s future.

Summer 2018

Volume 1

Summer 2019

Volume 1

Be a part of JDC's future.

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