Philanthropist Death Inspires Family To Make Largest Donation Ever To JCC by the Forward

Philanthropist Death Inspires Family To Make Largest Donation Ever To JCC

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Last Friday, the JCC of Manhattan, located on the Upper West Side, was renamed the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan in honor of a multi-million-dollar donation from the Meyerson Family Foundation. Marlene Meyerson, a longtime supporter of the JCC Manhattan, passed away last year. The gift of $20 million is believed to be one of the largest donations ever made to a Jewish Community Center in the US. The renaming of the JCC was celebrated by the community with a marquee reveal of the new name (eliciting cheers from the crowd) and a day of festivities.

Michelle Honig is the style writer at the Forward. Contact her at honig@forward.com. Find her on Instagram and Twitter.

Philanthropist Family Made Largest Donation Ever To JCC

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