Children’s Ability Center Capital Campaign

We imagine a world where all children are safe and surrounded by a loving community.

JAFCO can assure our children and our families that they are not alone, they are with family, an extended family, a community that is there for them regardless of what lies ahead. This is the vision that has sustained JAFCO for the past quarter of a century, and it our deepest core value that makes us unique, strong and successful.

The JAFCO Children’s Ability Center
is a beautiful state-of-the-art center which provides child enrichment, community engagement and family strengthening services to over 1500 families each year raising a child with a developmental disability. The center is open seven days a week to provide support not only to the children, but to the entire family, starting on the day of diagnosis up to age 22.

The Shirley & Barton Weisman and Family Event Center
is located within the JAFCO Children’s Ability Center. (bold:) Illuminate is the Event Center’s exquisitely designed ballroom and is the perfect setting for weddings, dinners, Bar Mitzvahs, meetings or conferences. Events held at Illuminate could actually help change the world by supporting children with developmental disabilities and their families in our community. Illuminate… a venue with a cause.

For more information about the JAFCO Capital Campaign, contact JAFCO Philanthropy Director Janet Epstein at 954-315-8696 or [email protected].

2nd Floor Parent Wing $540,000
Children’s Therapy Wing $540,000
Research & Training Wing $540,000
Hurricane Generator Power Zone $360,000
Creative Arts Studio $252,000
Lodge Vista Drive $252,000
Clinical Staff Think Tank $108,000
Parent Lounge & Art Studio Overlook Balcony $108,000
Parent Lounge & Speech Therapy Overlook Balcony & Therapy Room $108,000
Clinical Therapy Environment $72,000
Confidential Records Room $36,000
Guest House Bedroom (1) $36,000
Guest House Laundry Room (2) $36,000
Guest House Staff Office/Nurses Station $36,000
Ability Center IT Headquarters $36,000
Staff Work Stations (6) $36,000
Playground Chin-Up Bar $36,000
Playground Epi-Center $36,000
Playground Whirl & Twirl Spinning Bowls $36,000
Playground Arch Swing $36,000
Playground Saucer Swing $36,000
Playground Play Gym $36,000
Water Bottle Filling Station $36,000
General Store Supply Room $36,000

JAFCO Capital Campaign Donors

$4,000,000 & ABOVE
Joan & Leslie Berman

$1,000,000 – $2,999,999
Samuel & Adele Borger Campus
Stephen & Helene Weicholz Children’s Lodge
David Posnack Jewish Children’s Center
Kaminoff Children’s Center
Sandi & Bob Morris Guest House
Jewish Federation of Broward County & The Daniel Cantor Senior Center
Sandi & Leonard Solomon Grand Ballroom
State of Florida
Shirley & Barton Weisman & Family Event Center
Jerry Lindzon Guest House
Sandi & Lenny Solomon Grand Ballroom
Randall E. Waltuch Children’s Welcome Lobby

$150,000 – $999,999
Irving & Cherna Moskowitz Holy Ark
The Luis DE Torres Bahamas Synagogue/Anthony Chaim Gee/Nat Bernstein
Jonathan E. Cohen Wellness Center by Myra & Barry Cohen
Hahn Family Foundation Computer Wiz Lab
Al & Jo Levine Lodge Reception Zone
Maurice D. & Margie Plough Main Gate Entry Circle
Rachel A. Sapoznik & Family Lodge General Store
Bernice & Edward Wenger Professional Zone
Ron & Deni Simon Marketing & Development Zone
Shirley & Barton Weisman Conference Room
Aunt Rita Carole Welcome Lounge
Bernard W. Gimbel Meeting Ballroom One
Joan & Leslie Berman Splash Zone Playground
Joan & Leslie Berman Fitness & Fun Gym
Harry L. & Eleanor Schick Reception Lobby
David Posnack Meeting Ballroom Three
Ethel & David Sommer Daily Life Skills Laboratory
The Rader Family Courtyard

$54,000 – $149,999
Lilyan Berkowitz Lodge Care Office
Irving Eckhardt Parent Resource Library
The Rutner Family Picnic & BBQ Area
Barry & Myra Cohen Parent Cafe Kitchen
Claire & Gerald Manowitz Ceramic Arts Studio
The Sandler Family Sculpture Garden
Rita Carole Messner Serenity Elevator
Dave & Ethel Sommer Intergenerational Bridge
Gary Zimmerman Play & Party Room
Ralph & Anita Byer Music & Drama Studio
Richard Ross/Frances Davis Classroom
Daniel & Judy Dobin Doctor’s Office
Faye Holand Bronze Sculpture Garden
Perry & Tami Isenberg Play Therapy Room
Lenore Kittman Estate
Al & Jo Levine Vegetable Garden Gazebo
Judy Levis Markhoff ABA Therapy Room
James & Andrea Orleans Speech Therapy Environment
Jules Reich Children’s Village Organic Vegetable Garden
D. Jerry Sall Estate Clinical Director’s Intake Office
Helen & Saul Schwartz
Marlene & Martin Silver Bronze Children’s Sculpture
Ed & Wendy Sternlieb Basketball Court
Betsy & Sidney Savelle Bronze Children’s Sculpture
Amy & Barry Sylvetsky Parent Fitness Area
Amy & Barry Sylvetsky Backstage Wing
Marilyn & Jay Weinberg Bronze Children’s Sculpture
Bernice & Ed Wenger Reception Bar
Dorothy & Morris Small Therapy Room
Norlyn & Edward Poto Ballroom Bar
Susan S. & Mark Auerbach Backstage Dressing & Greenroom

$36,000 – $53,999
Richard Allen & Louise Jacowitz Allen Guest House Kitchen
Martha & Melvin Aronson Guest House Bedroom
M. Blume Staff Office
Ellen & Donald Brounstein Britto Blue Dog Sculpture
Sam & Phyllis Butters Vegetable Garden
Sara Chait Memorial Foundation Guest House Bedroom
Abe & Annie David Program Director’s Office
Yetta Ellman & Dr. Arnold & Susan Zweig Guest House Screened Patio
Richard & Susan Finkelstein Pet Therapy Room
Ken Fisher Life Skills Pantry
Florida’s Voice on Developmental Disabilities Butterfly Garden
Diane S. Friedman Britto Garden Butterfly Sculpture
Mazie Golin Ford Butterfly Garden
Dorinne & Jeffrey Gerstin Staff Office
Mary & Dr. Gerry Glass Guest House Bedroom
Mara & Dr. Mel Gober Clinical Director’s Office
Lori & Dr. Lewis Gold Sensory & Relaxation Programming
Dotty & Jim Goodman Life Skills Teaching Laundry Room
Linda & Lee Hertz Butterfly Garden
Margery & Stephen Greenspan/ Dorothy & Lester Lichtenstein Guest House Bedroom
Diana & Steven Kauppinen Britto For Your Heart Sculpture
Ursula & Leonard Hess Guest House Living Room
Hirsch/Wosoloff Family Foundations Britto Squeaki Cat Sculpture
Leslie & Kimberly Kaminoff Butterfly Garden
Carol & Edward Kaplan, The Kaplan Foundation Fund Guest House Bedroom
Edwin Kaplan Guest House Living Room
Linda F. Kaplan Butterfly Garden
Rochelle & Gary Katz Guest House Bedroom
Nancy & Alfred J. Katzin Hummingbird Garden
Stephen & Lois Kaufman Guest House Bedroom
Kessner, Greenfield, Field & Kessner Staff/Office Nurses Station
Lori & Dr. Kenneth Konsker Guest House Bedroom
The Krass & Ellenbogen Guest House Kitchen
Julius & Helen Lipitz Butterfly Garden
Judy Levis Markhoff Wheelchair Swing
Rita Messner Britto Boomfish Sculpture
Rita Carole Messner Guest House Screened Patio
Tamara & Rich Morgenstern Guest House Bedroom
Matthew & Hilary Rosenthal Life Skills Teaching Office Area
The Ross Family Guest House Bedroom
Hummingbird Garden in Honor of Irving Ross
Lenore Rothman Hummingbird Garden
Joseph & Frances Russo Guest House Kitchen
Stuart & Shelly Sherman Guest House Bedroom
Arthur & Shirley Siegel Guest House Bedroom
Charles & Sandi Simon Hummingbird Garden
Nancy & Stanley Singer Playground Oval Swing
David & Ethel Sommer Guest House Laundry Room
David & Ethel Sommer Hummingbird Garden
Jayne & Marvin Suskin Guest House Staff Office/Nurses Station
Fayette Toren Guest House Screened Patio
Valencia Cove Community “Help JAC” Playground Tetherball Court
Wolf & Rywka Taykan Staff Relaxation Room
Naomi & Sheldon Zimbler Life Skills Teaching Kitchen
Rachel & Dr. Paul Zimmerman Guest House Bedroom
Marilyn & Jay Weinberg Bronze Children’s Sculpture
Alex Goffin & Ben Goffin Ice Cream Machine
Jayne & Marvin Suskin Illuminate Art
Marcia & Jeff Langley Illuminate Video Wall
Brenda & Larry Robinson Illuminate Art Sign
Judge Aaron B. Cohen and Becky & Laurence Herrup Backstage Makeup Bar
Winter & Gerstin Families Celebrity VIP Lounge
Kim & Todd Weicholz Staff Lounge
Marilyn & Jay Weinberg Illuminate Art II
Suzanne & Sam Pollack Guest House Patio
Joan and Leslie Berman Grand Passageway
Fayette Toren Guest House Bedroom