About Us

The Foundation for the Charlotte Jewish Community is a publicly supported 501 (c)(3) charity, recognized by the IRS as fully tax exempt. The Foundation administers funds donated by individuals, manages charitable funds for the benefit of other tax-exempt organizations and provides the Jewish community with planned giving expertise.

Established in 1997, as a supporting organization of Foundation For The Carolinas, it is led by a nineteen-member Board of community leaders. The Board is comprised of nine members who serve as community representatives, nine who represent local Jewish organizations and a representative from Foundation For The Carolinas.

With more than 135 funds under management and cumulative resources in excess of
$106 million*, the Foundation for the Charlotte Jewish Community assists our individual donors and our community partners in furthering the quality of Jewish religion, life and culture in the greater Charlotte area and in Israel.

The Foundation strives to educate our Charlotte Jewish community about the functionality of a community foundation and how the organization benefits the Jewish community in Charlotte and surrounding areas. The Foundation works closely with donors on an individual basis to help attain their philanthropic dreams and objectives. Through the charitable actions of donors the Foundation assists our local Jewish organizations to build permanent financial resources to meet the future needs of the community.


*As of September 30, 2015

Phil Warshauer
Executive Director

Nancy Kipnis
Assistant Vice President & Coordinator, Create Your Jewish Legacy