Foundation for the Charlotte Jewish Community

Foundation for the Charlotte Jewish Community

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Foundation for the Charlotte Jewish Community helps families and individuals define and achieve their charitable goals while helping to strengthen our Jewish community. In partnership with Foundation For The Carolinas, we offer customized charitable solutions such as Donor Advised Funds, endowment management and philanthropic planning to amplify the impact of every charitable gift.  

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Benefits of Partnership
  • Personal philanthropic planning and guidance for individuals and families
  • Facilitation of family engagement in philanthropy and generational succession planning
  • Skilled investment management with support from Foundation For The Carolinas
  • Legacy and planned giving assistance in collaboration with your professional advisors
  • Endowment fund governance for individuals and nonprofit organizations
  • Support with gifts of business interests and real property
  • Grantmaking assistance for individuals and families for both Jewish and non-Jewish charitable organizations
Give Now

Open a Donor Advised Fund or establish an Endowment Fund with FCJC and make an immediate impact in your community. Through our partnership with Foundation For The Carolinas, we accept a diverse range of assets, including cash, securities, real estate and closely held business interests.

For information about FCJC endowment funds contact Phil Warshauer at 704-973-4544.

Donor Advised Funds Assets We Accept 

Create Your Jewish Legacy

The FCJC team is available to assist you in creating your own lasting philanthropic legacy to meet the future needs of our community. Since 2012, more than 400 individuals and families have become part of our Create Your Jewish Legacy (CJL) initiative and are recognized in our Book of Life Society. We will help you create your personal legacy plan to support your favorite charitable organizations.

Create Your Jewish Legacy View Book of Life

Board of Trustees

Ira Slomka, Chair
Fitch Irick Partners, LLC

Stephen Philipson, Past Chair
U.S. Bancorp

Doug Benson
Foundation For The Carolinas

Thomas Bock
Digital Media Solutions

David Cantor
Cantor Consulting LLC

Fred Dumas
Civic Leader

Sharyn Handelsman
Civic Leader

Kevin Howard
Civic Leader

Brian Kahn
McGuireWoods LLP

Elise Kosofsky
Civic Leader

Mark Lerner
Lerner and Company Real Estate

Kevin Levine
Civic Leader

Holly Levinson
Civic Leader

Annie Lord
Lord Law Firm

Jon Massachi

Harry Sparks
Window Genie

Gary Starr
Civic Leader

Debra Van Glish
Civic Leader

2023 Grantmaking

Foundation for the Charlotte Jewish Community helps their donors support the organizations they value most, through donor advised funds, endowments and planned gifts.

2023 Donor Grantmaking

FCJC Spendable Income Rate

FCJC establishes its spendable income rate to balance near-term spending requirements with the long-term preservation of capital in endowed or quasi-endowed funds.

In compliance with North Carolina law – and leveraging the financial expertise of both our Investment Consultant, Mercer, and Foundation For The Carolinas' Investment Committee, FCJC carefully considers several factors, including current and forecasted economic and market conditions, to determine its annual spendable income rate.

For 2024, the spendable income rate is 4.25%. Your spendable amount is calculated by multiplying this rate by the average daily balance of your fund over the previous three calendar years or since fund inception (for funds less than three years old). Please note: As described in its fund agreement, a fund may have an alternative distribution plan or a different spendable income rate than listed above.

The FCJC Board reviews the spendable income rate annually.

Investment Performance

FCJC offers a robust array of investment options designed to match your fund objectives, time horizon and risk tolerance. Investment pool options are available based on the size and type of your fund.

FCJC Investment Performance


A Survivor's Legacy

Holocaust-survivor Irving Bienstock helps keep Judaism alive by planning his future philanthropic impact.


For the Love of Animals

Michael and Lenora Borchardt used an FFTC Donor Advised Fund to expand and relocate an existing spay neuter clinic to downtown Gastonia.


Fostering Peace and Justice

Stan Greenspon believes that education, communication and inspiration are the keys to engaging students and helping to avoid another Holocaust. He established an endowment to create the Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice at Queens University of Charlotte.

Scholarship Funds

The Foundation for the Charlotte Jewish Community administers scholarship funds for donors and nonprofit organizations. Contact Phil Warshauer for more information.


Meet Our Team

FCJC Executive Director Phil Warshauer and Assistant Vice President of Stewardship & Legacy Giving Abby Kleber offer advice and expertise in philanthropic giving. With the support of the greater FFTC team, they can provide the highest quality service and administrative support.


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Phil Warshauer

Executive Director

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