Foundation for the Charlotte Jewish Community

Foundation for the Charlotte Jewish Community



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.  


Meet Our Team

FCJC Executive Director Phil Warshauer and Create Your Jewish Legacy Coordinator Nancy Kipnis 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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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

If you entrust FCJC with an estate gift, we can ensure ongoing charitable distributions to your favorite organizations. We will help you create a personal plan to provide for future generations through a permanent endowment and will include your name in our Book of Life Society

Create Your Jewish Legacy View Book of Life

Board of Directors

Fred Dumas, Chair
Civic Leader

Mark Vitner, Past Chair
Wells Fargo Bank

Judy August
Queens Oak Advisors

David Cantor
Cantor Consulting LLC

Rick Glaser
Parker Poe

Deidre Grubb
Civic Leader

Karen Knoble
Civic Leader

Mark Lerner
Lerner and Company Real Estate

David Levin
Canvas Medical

Holly Levinson
Civic Leader

Michael Marsicano, Ph.D.
Foundation For The Carolinas

Jon Massachi

Gale Osborne
Charlotte Jewish Day School

Stephen Philipson
U.S. Bancorp

Mike Scharf
Scharf Pera & Co.

Ira Slomka
Fitch Irick Partners, LLC

Harry Sparks
Window Genie

Eric Wisotsky
Northwestern Mutual

Emily Zimmern
Civic Leader

2019 Grantmaking

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

2019 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 2020, the spendable income rate is 4.5%. 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.


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.


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Phil Warshauer

Executive Director

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