Donor Appreciation

Thank You to Our Supporters!

We are deeply grateful for the support of foundations, Jewish Federations, synagogues and hundreds of individuals who help make Tawonga a premier leader in the Jewish camping movement. You positively impact the lives of children, young adults and families.

Our entire community feels the impact of your generosity, and Tawonga is incredibly grateful for the investment you’ve made. Your dedication and commitment to this important Bay Area institution enable us to develop impactful programs, maintain and steward our majestic land and continue making overnight Jewish summer camp available to everyone in our community in need, as we have for over 90 years.

Foundation Donors

Thank you to the following Foundation Donors of $5,000 or more and our community partners (partial list):


  • The Donald and Carole Chaiken Foundation
  • Chizen Family Foundation
  • Grossberg Abrams Foundation
  • The Bernard Hurwitz and Ethel Hurwitz Summer Campership Fund
  • Leslie Family Foundation
  • Milton and Sophie Meyer Fund

We also want to recognize the support from the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Yashar Initiative funded by The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.

Endowment Funders

Thank you to our Endowment Funders whose investment generates valuable income for Tawonga in perpetuity.

  • Camp Tawonga Endowment Fund
  • Chizen Family Campership Fund
  • Ralph Coffman Campership Fund
  • Colvin Campership Fund
  • Dobbs Family Endowed Arts Program Fund
  • The Marlene and Marty Gershik Endowment for the Performing Arts
  • The Miriam R. Epstein East Bay Campership Fund
  • Kramarz Family Endowment Fund
  • Liz Nestel Fund
  • Newbrun-Mintz Endowment Fund for Jewish Education
  • Ruben Nordson Fund
  • Jane Semel Memorial Music Endowment Fund
  • The Albert and Janet Schultz Endowment for Israeli Schlihim
  • The Susselman Fund for the Well Being of the Child

All individual donors will be listed in our annual report.

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