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Philanthropist Death Inspires Family To Make Largest Donation Ever To JCC

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.

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