Dear Friend,

Time flies by so quickly that it is hard to believe that we are approaching the end of another year.  When we look back on 2016 at SYJCC, we remember wonderful luncheons, speakers and events attended by hundreds of seniors, a summer filled with camp fun at SYJCC’s Camp Wonderland and at the Henry Kauffman Campgrounds, and an entertaining season of Star Playhouse and TACSY Broadway-style performances and Broadway stars and tribute bands taking our stage in our theater.  We have educated hundreds of children in our Monter Family Early Childhood Center and provided direct services and respite care for families with children who live with special needs.  And of course, our Fitness & Aquatics center provides facilities and programs difficult to find elsewhere under one roof.

Also this past year, recognizing that changing demographics and communities warrant new strategies to introduce or in some cases re-introduce SYJCC to our neighbors, we launched our new website along with aggressive social media campaigns that have already resulted in new individuals and families coming to see what we have to offer.  We have also expanded our ability to address issues faced by frail seniors by bringing services to their doorstep and expanded partnerships with a variety of health and human services, religious and business entities.  With suggestions from teachers and parents, we refreshed one of our expanding Early Childhood Center wings to make it brighter and more colorful.

We wanted to take a moment to remind you that SYJCC is here for you and your family.  Whether you attend programs daily, weekly or monthly, or if you simply watch for upcoming programs of interest, we appreciate your participation and commitment.  Our goal is to be universally recognized in Suffolk County as an organization that enriches our community, provides valuable services and is the go-to place for education, socialization and fun. We look forward to exciting plans for 2017.

While membership and program fees, government contracts and grants produce critical income, these alone do not cover the full annual costs required to operate our valuable programs.  We rely on generous contributions to help us fill the gap and hit our fundraising goals.  Your previous contributions to our end of year campaigns have helped SYJCC meet the needs of our community and we thank you for your support.  If you missed our Giving Tuesday campaign after Thanksgiving, now is your chance to help us this year by considering an end of year tax deductible contribution that will help SYJCC continue to meet the diverse needs of our neighbors.  To contribute, please click down below, mail a check to SYJCC or speak with one of our customer service representatives in our lobby.

Thank you for your support and we wish you a happy and healthy New Year and look forward to seeing you at SYJCC!!


Craig Padover                                         Jason Bartow                                                            Rob Greenberger

Board President                                     Chair, Fundraising Committee                             CEO


Matching gifts are a wonderful way to enhance your generous support of The SYJCC.  Thousands of companies nationwide encourage their employees to support their community with charitable gifts by offering Employer Matching Gift Programs that provide matching dollars for employee charitable contributions.  If you or your spouse is employed by a firm with a Matching Gift Program, you can increase your gift two or three-fold by filling out the required form from your company. The SYJCC is a registered 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, so processing the form is easy.

If your company offers matching gifts, contact your Human Resource Department to for a copy of the form. Simply mail it to us, & we’ll do the rest.

74 Hauppauge Road
Commack, NY 11725
Attn: Development Department


The Leonard Cooper Scholarship Fund, founded in 2015 & named for one of the founders of The SYJCC, is a dedicated fund with the goal of providing scholarships for those who, otherwise, would not be able to avail themselves of our many programs. Scholarships will be provided from the fund for:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Summer Camp
  • Membership to The SYJCC

Ensuring opportunities to experience the many programs offered at The SYJCC was a passion of Leonard Cooper. Your gift will ensure his legacy lives on through granting scholarships to those in need at The SYJCC.

Make your gift to the Leonard Cooper Scholarship Fund at SYJCC!


Honor a loved one with a tribute gift in their memory or in honor of a special occasion.

Memorial Donations:
A memorial donation to The SYJCC is a fitting tribute to someone special.  We hope you will take comfort in knowing your loved one’s memory will honored through a gift to The SYJCC.  We are happy to acknowledge your gift to the recipient of your choice.

“In Honor Of” Donations:
Need a gift for a new baby, birthday, wedding, anniversary, bar/bat mitzvah, job promotion or other special occasions? A gift in honor of your special person is a powerful way to demonstrate your support & let them know you are commemorating their special occasion.

Your support helps The SYJCC provide its wide range of programs- from senior activities to day care; from theatre arts programs to summer camp; & from programs for those with developmental disabilities to support programs for those struggling with a loss.  Your tribute donation also enables us to provide financial assistance to those who need help to avail themselves of our program & services.


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