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Securing Our Future

By: Robin Trepeck, Director of Philanthropic Partnerships

We are thrilled to announce that, with the help of our generous community, we have successfully completed the William Davidson Foundation scholarship endowment match! In raising over $800,000 in scholarship endowment, the William Davidson Foundation has matched that amount dollar-for-dollar.

This effort was accomplished with gifts of all sizes, through newly created endowment funds and contributions to existing ones, by memorial tributes, and celebratory occasions – all with a shared desire to secure the future of Tamarack Camps. Together, these contributions surpassed the matching goal, and, individually, each gift advanced our mission of building a vibrant community by providing enriching Jewish camping experiences for children and families, respectful of financial ability. Thank you to every contributor who supported this meaningful initiative!

The inspiration behind the William Davidson Foundation match was to spark passion in our camp community, eager to work together to sustain Tamarack’s future. To continue this momentum, we are grateful to the Blumenstein Family; with enthusiasm, they picked up the torch and are matching endowment gifts from November 1 through December 31, 2021 (up to $75,000)!

If you are considering a year-end gift to Tamarack Camps, we invite you to think about the impact an endowed gift would make – now and for future generations. Gifts can support our general endowment, an existing named fund, or establish an entirely new fund. Year after year, our endowment provides much-needed dollars for many organizational needs: scholarship, facilities, programs, and more. We hope you will join us as we move from strength to (even greater) strength!

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Endowed funds established during the William Davidson Foundation match period:

The Blumenstein Family Tamarack Scholarship Fund
Sheri Joy Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund
Beverly Moss Finkel Tamarack Camps Scholarship Endowment Fund
Celia and Jacob Gumenick Scholarship Endowment Fund
Alan Hurvitz Alaska and Western Teen Travel Scholarship Fund
Sheldon and Marian Kantor Tamarack Camps Scholarship Endowment Fund
Deena and Stuart Lockman Tamarack Camps Scholarship Endowment Fund
Dr. Michael Stone Memorial Scholarship Fund
Sheila and Larry Trepeck Family Scholarship Endowment Fund
Jason Zaks Memorial Scholarship Fund

View the list of all our scholarship endowment contributors who participated in the match.