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Read Our Beneficiary Stories

Last year, more than 5,000 people benefited from APJCC programs and services through generous donations. These donations aren’t just numbers — every one of them has their own story. They are children who received preschool scholarships, seniors who found a social connection, low income families who received subsidized APJCC membership rates, children with special needs who were able to participate in recreation programs just for them…the list goes on. You can read some of their stories and view a video on our Beneficiary Stories page.


Tribute Gifts

Would you like to make a gift in honor or in memory of someone? Just specify their name in the donation form, and let us know who we should notify.

Matching Corporate Gifts

The Addison-Penzak JCC is part of Jewish Silicon Valley, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that is eligible for most Employer Matching Gift Programs. Jewish Silicon Valley is not classified by the IRS as a religious organization like synagogues and churches. Rather, Jewish Silicon Valley is a civic organization that qualifies under the same IRS code section and paragraph as do the American Red Cross and United Way for tax deductibility of contributions.

We encourage you to contact your employer’s Human Resources Department to make the match. Click here for a list of companies that make matching gifts. Please also email to let us know what company your generous matching gift is coming from, and when it’s expected to arrive, so that we can make sure to credit you for your gift.

Donate Stock

Tax-Smart Gifting

Many donors find the best way to support the APJCC is through a gift of stock or securities. When you donate stock that has increased in value over the years, you do not pay capital gains tax. And there is an extra bonus: If you give a gift of stock or mutual fund shares to the APJCC before the end of the year, you may be able to take a deduction of the value of the stock on this year’s tax return. As always, please contact your tax professional regarding your individual tax situation.

Making your gift is simple. Please contact the APJCC’s Financial Advisor: Brian Carey with Wells Fargo. Phone: 800.828.9277. Acct #7723-0951. In the name of Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center. DTC# 0141

Due to confidentiality reasons, the APJCC does not receive donor information from Wells Fargo. However, we would like to thank you for your gift. Please email to let us know your generous stock donation is coming.

Legacy Gifts

The APJCC is proud to partner with the Silicon Valley Jewish Community Legacy Project* which encourages donors to make a gift through their will, beneficiary designation in a retirement account, or other means of future gift planning to benefit their favorite Jewish charitable organizations for generations to come.  Tomorrow can begin today with a non-legally binding, but true intention expressed in a written  “Declaration of Intent”.  To create your legacy, contact Lael Gray, Jewish Silicon Valley’s Chief Executive Officer at 408.357.7490 or For more information on the Silicon Valley Community Legacy Project, visit

*The Silicon Valley Jewish Community Legacy Project is a collaborative program including community synagogues and agencies to raise endowment funding to benefit and strengthen these organizations and perpetuate our Jewish Community.

Endowment Opportunities

Endowment gifts ensure the future of our APJCC is secure and that the richness of our programming and services will be available to generations to come. Your endowment gift will connect you with the APJCC’s mission and purpose. Endowment gifts may be made for unrestricted use or may be designated for a specific use. For more information, please contact Lael Gray, CEO of Jewish Silicon Valley, at 408.357.7490 or

We at the APJCC want to express our grateful appreciation to  the Wolff Family — Kari Wolff, Keith Wolff, Kevin Wolff, and Jean and Lew Wolff — for their commitment to our Preschool and for the establishment of the Cele Stillman and Adele Smith Preschool Scholarship Fund,  a true endowment fund. Families are awarded scholarships annually based on their financial need and circumstances. Additions by anyone in our community to this established fund will grow the capacity of the fund to serve current and prospective preschool families in need.

Facebook Fundraisers

Make a special day such as a birthday even more meaningful by choosing the APJCC as your Facebook birthday charity. By simply being you (only a year older), you can ask your friends and family to give you the gift of a stronger community. Click here to learn how.

A Note Regarding Donations Made Via a Charitable Vehicle

If you are making a donation to Jewish Silicon Valley through a charitable vehicle — through Fidelity or Schwab, for example — please note that you might need to specify that your donation is for the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley. This is a temporary situation, due to our recent merger. The EIN (tax identification number) used by Jewish Silicon Valley was previously used by the Addison-Penzak JCC, and it can take up to a year for the IRS to recognize the name change.

The Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center is a program of Jewish Silicon Valley, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, tax ID 94-2222989. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. For detailed financial information, see the About Us page.