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Samis Foundation Capital Challenge Match – COMPLETED

The Samis Foundation has long supported Camp Solomon Schechter, other Jewish camps and countless other causes that are building community and improving lives. The Foundation’s challenge gift to From 60 to 120: The Campaign for Jewish Continuity meant that every dollar donated was doubled, up to the Samis match of $1.5 million. This remarkable opportunity helped propelled the campaign from $4.1 million to over $7.8 million towards our $9 million goal.



The Goldie Stampfer (z”l) Match

Rabbi Joshua & Goldie Stampfer

We were saddened by the loss of our beloved Goldie Stampfer, z”l, who passed away in August 2016.  At her funeral, her commitment to Camp Solomon Schechter was made abundantly clear. Many who spoke mentioned this, including Rabbi Joshua Stampfer who said, “Her attention and concern (for Camp Solomon Schechter) was as intense as it was for her own children. She always referred to (Schechter) as her 6th child.” He went on to say that Goldie was the real founder of camp: he was just the idea man; she was the one who made sure camp happened every day, every year, for well over 25 years.

In order to ensure that Goldie’s memory lives on at camp, the Board of Directors has committed $375,000 toward the goal of re-dedicating the dining room in the Chadar Ochel (Dining Hall) to her memory and are asking the community to match this. Every new dollar donated will be matched 1:1 by this match.



The Details

All new commitments to the campaign are eligible, including pledges for up to five years. Successfully completing the match by May 2018, will allow us to complete the construction of the Chadar Ochel and infrastructure before Summer 2018.

We also gratefully acknowledge Carl & Joann Bianco and a generous anonymous donor who allowed us to offer a double match for the first $350,000 that was committed to the Samis Foundation Capital Challenge Match.

On behalf of the Schechter campers who will benefit from our revitalized camp over the coming decades, we extend our most sincere appreciation to the Samis Foundation, Carl & Joann Bianco and our generous anonymous donor for their unwavering support.