Reasons to Give

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Reasons to Give 2017-03-03T14:01:08+00:00

There are many reasons to support JFSA Cleveland.

For over a century, JFSA has been a provider of programs and services that empower individuals and families to meet the challenges in their lives.  JFSA has long been a local source of expertise and leadership in our community.

Cuts in public funding challenge our ability to cover the rising costs of delivering vital services to our clients. More than one-half of our funding comes from various federal, state and local government sources. Without these funding sources, programs such as mental health services or residential services for people with intellectual disabilities would not be sustainable. Meaningful community-based activities for people with disabilities, older adults, and victims of domestic violence would be threatened. Your support helps us narrow the gap between rising costs and reduced funding levels.

Many people have their own personal reasons for supporting the mission of JFSA. Below are a few profiles from some of our donors.

Lois Davis Donates $1 million to Hebrew Shelter Home

The Hebrew Shelter Home is an important part of Lois Davis’s life. “It’s because I grew up a treasured child and was a loved wife,” she explains. “I was very fortunate to have been taken care of with [...]

Dee Kleinman

JFSA Life Director Dee Kleinman admits she had limited knowledge of JFSA at first. “I didn’t know much about JFSA prior to joining a committee in the late 90’s,” says Dee, who was recruited to volunteer by [...]

Chicky Drost

Chicky Drost has been a JFSA Life Director since 2005, but her first memories of JFSA are when her father, Archie Drost, served on the board in the 1970’s. “Our family has been supportive of JFSA for a long [...]

Norman Wain

Norm Wain enjoyed a successful career as a prominent businessman in the radio industry, but his life was not without challenges. Norm moved to Cleveland in 1954 and by the early 60’s was invited to join the JFSA Board. [...]

Jon Wise

JFSA Board Member Jon Wise is eager to tell people about the benefits of the Holistic Recovery Services offered through JFSA. For the past 10 years, these services have enabled his family member who struggles with mental illness to [...]

Miller Good Family

The Miller Good family’s multi-generational support of JFSA is as exceptional as it is inspiring. Their legacy begins in the 1950’s with matriarch and former JFSA Board Chair Anne Miller*. “My grandmother’s first love was JFSA,” explains Sid Good, [...]

William Wortzman

JFSA Life Director and former Board Chair Bill Wortzman grew up in the inner city of Cleveland in the 1940’s with his mother, two brothers, and a sister. “My mother had a full plate,” explains Bill, whose brothers both [...]

Trish Adler

Trish Adler’s passion for helping others, particularly women suffering from domestic violence, began when she participated in a special training session that would completely change her perspective on domestic violence. “During the training, I came to realize that I had [...]