Jewish Community Center of Kansas City
5801 W. 115th St.
Suite 101
Overland Park KS 66211-1800
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 327-8000
Fax 913- 327-8040
Mission Statement
The mission of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City is to build a strong, vibrant and inclusive community that enhances wellness, meaning and joy, based on Jewish values, heritage and culture.
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Jim Lee Sluyter
Board Chair Ms Shanny Morgenstern
Board Chair Company Affiliation
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1914
Former Names
Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer We gladly accept donations by check or credit card (Visa, MC, Discover).  In kind donations are also accepted on a case by case basis.  There are various special events held throughout the year that require numerous volunteers.  Find an event that sparks your interest and join the fun.
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement The mission of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City is to build a strong, vibrant and inclusive community that enhances wellness, meaning and joy, based on Jewish values, heritage and culture.
Background Statement
The Center was established in 1914 to assist a largely immigrant population with the tasks of assimilation and acculturation. Over the past 100+ years of operation and in four locations, the Center has become a respected leader in the areas of child development and youth services, social and educational events, cultural arts, senior adult programming, and sports and fitness activities. Our programs include a  nationally accredited preschool; the largest day camp program in the metro area; a senior adult program providing door to door transportation, nutritious hot lunches, fitness programming, enrichment classes, holiday celebrations, field trips, and special events; a vibrant performing arts program; and a Fitness & Sports with a focus on personal health management. 
Our membership is open to all faiths and cultures and comprises residents from every part of Greater Kansas City. Children with special needs are mainstreamed into regular programming, with necessary individual assistance provided at no cost to families. The economic capacities of our members range from those who are very wealthy to those who receive assistance from state agencies and scholarship funds from the Center. The agency strives to remove financial barriers to membership by making need-based scholarship assistance available. Through a confidential process, the  committee reviews  requests independently and does not predetermine the amount to be disbursed within the fiscal year. 
Impact Statement

Our impact on participants and the community resulted from a variety of programs and services offered to people from all backgrounds and of all ages.  

Accomplishments in 2018:  
  1. We served over 630 children in our Day Camp program and another 270 in our preschool. 
  2. We allocated over $697,000 in financial assistance to families in need using funding from our main fundraiser, KC Superstar.  
  3. Construction of a state of the art astro-turf ball field in collaboration with Baseball Tomorrow Fund (MLB), KC Christian School, and The J.  Enabled us to add a girls' softball program (300 players)

Goals for the coming year include: 
  1. Continued expansion of our Sports & Recreation leagues by looking at hosting activities at offsite locations or possible physical expansion on site. 
  2. Continue to invest in our day camp program to increase enrollment another 10%.  
  3. Continue the positive growth trend in membership and increase another 2% - 3%.  
  4. Improve our back office capabilities by upgrading our Information Technology and software capabilities.  
  5. Commence a new strategic plan.
  6. Construction of a new Family Activity Complex with multi-purpose gymnasium, indoor turf field, additional art room to serve seniors and additionally add classes for other adults and youth, enhanced security entrance, remodeled babysitting room and youth fitness zone, additional group exercise room, and several multipurpose small meeting rooms.
Needs Statement
Increase operating funds required to:
  1. Upgrade our IT infrastructure and systems -$45,000 
  2. Implement and steward a robust Legacy Campaign  
  3. Provide additional scholarship funds for Camp and Early Childhood programs - $25,000 
  4. Additional space to accommodate summer campers - many camp sessions fill to capacity by February before the summer
  5. To offer once again - a youth triathlon in summer of 2020 which should attract about 300 children 4-16, 1,000 total visitors-$10,000
Service Categories
Physical Fitness/Community Recreational Facilities
Cultural & Ethnic Awareness
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
MO - Clay County
MO - Platte County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

The J has had tremendous growth over the past few years we believe as a direct result of the comprehensive strategic plan that was put in place a few years ago. As we have analyzed our operations we continue to seek ways to generate income internally through membership and fee for services. Diversifying our income streams will allow for more stability if economic conditions were to worsen. In addition to trying to grow internal sources of revenue, we recently have hired a Director of Development to establish a consistent model for on-going philanthropic support of our organization. Our organization for years has obtained it’s largest philanthropic support through our mega fundraiser ‘KC Superstar’. Although we plan on continuing our very successful fundraising event, we also want to create a more sustainable model of philanthropy that will outlive individual fundraising events.

We continue to improve on our efforts to be more personable, caring and involved in the lives of our members. Aside from the large-scale successes of our Jewish Film Festival, Youth Triathlon, KC SuperStar and other programs, the most satisfying elements of our work comes in the day-to-day connections with people, such as being the place where an 86-year-old woman who just lost her husband turns to because of her close relationship with our fitness staff; or our refusal to cancel a membership because the member couldn't pay due to cancer in the family; or a member suffering from obesity, thanking us for providing the services and programs that allow them to change their lifestyle, lose weight and become much healthier and happier.

Description The Child Development Center preschool (CDC) teaches social, emotional, and pre-academic skills necessary to succeed in school and society. CDC is licensed by the state, and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). In addition, we are a long-time  participant in the TriCounty "Smart Start" program facilitating professional development. Any child 1 year to Pre-K, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status, is a prospective student. The program accommodates up to 240 children during the school year and 300 during the summer. We take special pride in welcoming children with special needs (approximately 10% of our population), providing accommodations including 1:1 assistance during essential program hours at no cost to families.  Activities reflect the researched-based Creative Curriculum and include Circle Time. This is followed by  theme-based crafts and games introducing math concepts, scientific exploration, art, language, and pre-literacy skills; dramatic expression and individual and group problem solving activities; regular outdoor physical activity; holiday and family programming. Also, we have created a culture in which parents are expected to participate in activities throughout the year. 
Program Budget $1,268,000.00
Category Education, General/Other Early Childhood Education
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5)
Short-Term Success
The goals reflect shared outcomes defined by the Education Task Force of the United Way of Greater Kansas City.
  1. At least 95% of our children will attend school regularly.
  2. At least 96% of parents will be engaged in their children's education and development.
  3. Children will achieve developmental advancement and will be ready to benefit from academic, social, and emotional activities provided at the next level of education.
Long-Term Success Children graduating from our preschool will become literate, productive, and contributing members of American society.
Program Success Monitored By
  • We are formally audited on a regular basis by representatives from the TriCounty Smart Start program using the Quality Rating System,  the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Results of these audits reveal strengths and areas that should be improved or eliminated.
  • Teachers assess students in the fall and spring using the Individual Child Profile based on The Creative Curriculum® Developmental Continuum for Infants, Toddlers & Twos and The Creative Curriculum® Developmental Continuum for Ages 3 – 5. 
  • Comprehensive surveys are emailed to parents at the end of the school year  seeking feedback about every aspect of operations. Results are computer analyzed and used by staff in future planning.
Examples of Program Success
Following are excerpts from 2 of the many letters we received from parents:
"Neither my son nor his parents are Jewish. At the CDC graduation... I understood the JCC’s Executive Director’s comments to be essentially as follows: Whatever the faith of the child, the [CDC's]mission is... to expose and teach and reinforce the teachings, symbols, and traditions of the Jewish faith...[and] to ...instill ... an understanding and appreciation of the importance of living together in a diverse world with respect for all persons and faiths. If I’ve interpreted that mission statement correctly, I find that profound and noble. And, I think that the program director, MB and her team have completely executed on that mission. (Said another way, they completely “walk the talk”). From my observations, they incorporate the Jewish faith beautifully into the entire program, while simultaneously demonstrating extraordinary love and respect for all the children in their care. In so doing, I think that they are graduating even non-Jewish children who come away with an deep understanding and appreciation -- and therefore deep respect -- for Jews and Judiasm. I’m not sure that I could be any more pleased with my son’s experience at the CDC, nor could I be more impressed with the staff and management."
Description Summer programs for 1st - 8th graders addressing core competencies of youth development. In week sessions over an 8-week period, camps  provide swim lessons, music, team building activities, games and crafts, sports instruction and low-level competition with a special emphasis on community service projects. These include an annual toy swap for coins, the proceeds from which are spent by our 5th and 6th grade campers on school supplies for disadvantaged students; an annual canned food drive for Harvesters, and community cleanup projects. We are especially proud of our preteen service camp that attracts over 50 participants, providing thousands of volunteer service hours throughout the metropolitan area. We are also proud to welcome children with special needs, providing accommodations including 1:1 assistance at no additional cost to parents. Our oldest campers are Leaders in Training (LITs) who volunteer as part of our counseling teams. The Center is as committed to the professional development of our 14 - 20 year old volunteers and staff as we are to our campers. Counseling teams receive over 30 hours of pre-camp training in child development, behavior management, activity planning, risk management, reporting suspected child abuse and neglect, and basic professionalism, in addition to becoming certified in First Aid. 
Program Budget $205,000.00
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Short-Term Success
Our goals are research-based and defined by the American Camping Association:
  1. At least 80% of campers will maintain or show progress in areas common to camp and youth development programs: friendship, independence, teamwork, responsibility, perceived competence, and  citizenship.
  2. At least 80% of campers will demonstrate improved cooperative and socialization skills in the areas of sharing materials, taking turns, following rules and directions from group leaders, helping others, and willingness to try new activities.
Long-Term Success
  1. Campers will become productive, contributing members of American society.
  2. Counselors will become leaders in their chosen profession. We hope that many of them choose  the field of education.
  3. Counselors will remain strong, nurturing adult role models and excellent parents. 
Program Success Monitored By
  1. All aspects of camp operation are audited by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to assure that state standards are met. The Center is required to provide timely documentation that omissions or violations have been corrected.  
  2. Beginning in 2010, camper outcomes will be measured using The Camper Learning Scale for 6 - 9 year olds and Camp Youth Outcomes Scale for 10 - 14 year olds.
  3. Parent feedback is formally sought through online surveys probing every aspect of camp.
Examples of Program Success
This letter is a particularly poignant example of the impact of our camps on children with special needs: 

.....The best way to describe summer camp is "Awesome". Jackson loved coming each and every day. He looked forward to circle time, shabot, swimming, waterrama, art projects, undernights, etc. He also had several kids that he loved to play with each day and he loved the counselors, Paz and especially Ms. Elena.

Every day when we left for home,  it was difficult getting him to leave because he wanted to say bye to all of the kids. My goal this summer was for Jackson to improve his socialization. I think Elena summed it up. Last year, Jackson attended camp, this year he participated. I attribute this to the great personalities of each of the camp counselors and the fact that they encouraged Jackson to participate, even with all of his quirks. Mostly, I attribute Jackson's success to Elena. She helped Jackson establish a schedule, worked with him on talking with his peers and asking them questions. I am seeing Jackson becoming more independent in his interactions with friends and family. He is sharing more detail about his day and asking questions of his brother. Jackson was given a goal to work for each day (spending time at the Zone) and this was what he needed to keep himself on track.

This is a fabulous program and Jackson wouldn't have had all of the opportunities for growth without this program. Please thank each person that made it possible for Jackson to participate.
Description The Heritage Center is a nationally accredited program of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City serving adults 65 and older. Our mission is to positively impact our community by creating opportunities for healthy aging in a welcoming Jewish environment. We do this by providing a variety of services that include fitness classes, educational classes, transportation, kosher lunch, special events and general recreation. While open to all faiths, programs are established on a foundation of Jewish values. The Heritage Center serves over 700 unduplicated older adults annually. Most programs are offered free of charge or at subsidized rates. We are also pleased to provide financial assistance to those unable to pay. In addition to program participation, members have the opportunity to engage in lay leadership and advocacy roles through service on advisory committees. These leaders play a key role in setting policy, establishing a welcoming environment and growing programs.
Program Budget $334,000.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Senior Services
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Short-Term Success
90% of participants will report that participation in the program has:
  1. Helped them to remain connected to a nurturing community.
  2. Contributed to a sense of physical and mental well-being.
  3. Increased their knowledge of supportive services and community resources.
  4. Contributed to their ability to live independently.
Long-Term Success

Seniors participating in Heritage Center programs will remain connected to a nurturing community and will maintain the physical, emotional, and cognitive capacity to live joyfully and independently for as long as possible during the aging process.

Program Success Monitored By
Success is monitored by staff through their daily interaction with program participants and formal feedback provided in an annual survey on which participants rate the impact of the program on their lives. The program is currently in the beginning stages of seeking accreditation from the National Council on Aging, a process expected to take approximately 16 months. One aspect of that process will be the close evaluation of every aspect of Heritage Center operations and the and one outcome will be the creation of research-based outcomes and a formal evaluation tool.
Examples of Program Success Feedback from surveys indicate that between 80 and 90% of participants achieve the outcomes stated above. In addition, the number of participants, which had been decreasing due to natural causes, is increasing (to over 700 participants) as a result of enhanced programming and an aggressive marketing campaign. Our volunteer program has proven especially popular. In the words of one senior: Some people exercise to feel good. I volunteer at the Center!
Description Our After School Care program ("Kids Konnection") addresses core competencies of K-6th grade development relating to cooperative skills and the development of positive identity. Activities include supervised homework time with assistance from a strong high school or college student; learning about healthy snacks and supervised food preparation; job sharing to maintain the clean healthy home-like atmosphere of the room; group discussions and decision making regarding upcoming activities; community service programs such as canned food drives and fundraising  for charities; wise Free Choice stations offering recreational activities that reinforce what the children are learning in school; daily physical activity; holiday and family activities. Parent involvement is encouraged through a Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) engaging families in family celebrations and special events. In addition to enjoying free access to program administrators, parents are encouraged to attend a yearly open house and orientation.
Program Budget $143,855.00
Category Education, General/Other Afterschool Enrichment
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Short-Term Success

Because the After School program is similar to day camp in its commitment to community building, informal education,  and development of social skills, our goals for this program  are research-based and defined by the American Camping Association:


  1. At least 80% of participants will maintain or show progress in areas common to camp and youth development programs: friendship, independence, teamwork, responsibility, perceived competence, and  citizenship.
  2. At least 80% of participants will demonstrate improved cooperative and socialization skills demonstrated by sharing materials, taking turns, following rules and directions from group leaders, helping others, and willingness to try new activities.


Long-Term Success Children participating in our After School programs will, as adults, become productive, contributing members of American society.
Program Success Monitored By The program is audited on an annual basis by the Kansas Department for Health and Environment to assure that every aspect of operation meets state standards. In addition, surveys probing every aspect of the program are distributed to parents at the conclusion of the school year. Starting with the fiscal year beginning October 2009, we will evaluate participant outcomes using the Camper Learning Scale, a research-based tool developed by the American Camping Association. We believe that this is appropriate because the programs share goals related to community building and development of social skills.
Examples of Program Success Program success is reflected in the fact that despite fierce competition (school-based child care programs, a wide variety of after school recreational activities), we serve over 100 children. In addition, responses on parent surveys indicate that over 80% of participants are meeting stated outcomes.

Arts & Culture at The J is our community’s convergence point for the best in theatre, visual arts, music, dance, literature and film! We focus on excellent stage productions, visiting artists in a variety of mediums, art appreciation programs, literary programs, visiting scholars, an annual Jewish Film Festival and special events throughout the year. Arts and Culture collaborates with centers of excellence throughout the city enriched by Jewish values and traditions.

Our mission is to unite art, community and culture through creative engagement, education and enlightenment; a vibrant and inclusive hub reflective of Jewish culture, values and heritage. We inspire patrons to dream, discover, create and celebrate.

Serving over 8,000 patrons annually, the department offers a nine-show season, surround programming and a variety of partnerships and programs in the arts and culture sector.
Program Budget $365,546.00
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other
Population Served Adults
Short-Term Success
  1. Viewers of visual and performing arts programs will be uplifted spiritually, intellectually, communally. 
  2. Viewers will be stimulated to explore their own values related to critical issues facing today's world.
Long-Term Success Participants will view personal and global issues with profound respect for differing perspectives and a willingness to engage in new ways of thinking and collaborating in order to create a peaceful, sustainable, and equitable world.
Program Success Monitored By

We send online surveys to theatre and visual arts patrons, probing every aspect of operations including personal outcomes. The results of these surveys define the level to which the programs met stated outcomes.

Examples of Program Success Positive written feedback from patrons and participants on and off stage and in our camps; consistently high audience numbers, particularly when a production is repeated over several days; positive reviews by professional critics.
CEO Comments
Most of this question is addressed above. What needs to be added is that new management's attention to outcomes, measures and deliverables has yielded landed us in solidly in the black two straight years, after 4 years of operating in the red. The staff has adopted a values-based service mission statement, the Board is re-energized and operating at a higher strategic level, and we are heading into the new year geared up for reinvestment and growth, based on research, planning and a stable budget.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Jim Lee Sluyter
Term Start Sept 2015

Mr. Jim has undergraduate degrees in Accounting and Business Administration and a graduate degree from KU in Business Administration (MBA). Jim has been the J's Director of Finance since 1999 and has worked in non-profit accounting for 18 years.

Former CEOs
Ms. Ellen KortJan 1992 - July 2004
Mr. Jacob SchreiberAug 2009 - Jan 2015
Senior Staff
Title President and CEO
Experience/Biography Jim has undergraduate degrees in Accounting and Business Administration and a graduate degree from KU in Business Administration (MBA). Jim has been the Center's Director of Finance since 1999 and has worked in non-profit accounting for 18 years.
Title Director of Marketing
Title Director of Fitness & Sports
Title Associate Executive Director
Experience/Biography  Amy York has extensive experience in not-for-profit operations, programs, fund development and best practices. Prior to joining the JCC she served as an Associate Executive Director at the Joplin Family YMCA. Amy supervised the operations and programs of the $3.8 million association, including managing two 50,000-plus square foot facilities, a full-day/part-day child care facility, 13 after school sites, outdoor sports facilities and a community pool. She also managed nine full-time direct reports, including the heads of membership, health & fitness, community wellness, after school care, summer day camp, full-day preschool care, youth sports, senior programs and aquatics.

Among her unique achievements is spearheading the Joplin YMCA’s emergency initiative to provide free child care for over 1200 children, in the aftermath of the devastating tornado that hit her city in 2011. Post tornado she worked closely with area not-for-profits and healthcare providers to create and implement programming and services at a temporary human service campus located near the FEMA housing.  

Amy’s civic experience also includes serving as the Non-Profit Alliance Co-Chair of the Joplin Chamber of Commerce, and the Board Chair of the City of Joplin Parks & Recreation. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Missouri State University.

Title Director of Human Resources
Title Chief Financial Officer
Title Director of Heritage Center/Seniors
Title Director of Child Development Center
Title Director of Jewish Experiences
Title Director of Development
Title Director of Camp & School Age Services
Title Director of Arts and Culture
Title Director of Family Engagement
Title Director of the Jewish Community Campus
Paid Full-Time Staff 95
Paid Contractors 14
Volunteers 75
Retention Rate 90%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 26
Asian American/Pacific Islander 9
Caucasian 410
Hispanic/Latino 14
Native American/American Indian 1
Other 24
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 328
Male 167
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Tri-Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Tri-Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Tri-Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Under Development
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Through our Cultural Arts we collaborate with organizations to expand our offerings to wider audiences and to provide pre or post theater discussions.  Sometimes various arts are integrated with one another. Partners include:
  • Theater in the Park
  • Coterie Theater
  • Midwest Center for Holocaust Education
  • Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom
  • Jewish Federation
  • Epsten Gallery at Village Shalom.  
The Heritage Center for Senior adults collaborates by offering joint programs, mutual marketing opportunities, and information sharing to maintain excellent services for elderly adults with:
  • Johnson County Parks and Recreation
  • Shepherd Center
  • Brookdale Senior Living
  • Cleveland Chiropractic
  • AARP
  • Jewish Family Service
  • Beltone Hearing
Jewish Community Center Association - Affiliate2009
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)1996
National Institute of Senior Centers2009
External Assessment and Accreditations
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - 5 Year Accreditation2017
National Institute for Senior Centers - Senior Center Accreditation2018
QRS 4 Star RatingKS Smart Start2009
Program of the Year (our preschool)Jewish Federation of Greater KC2007
Award for Excellence in MarketingJewish Community Centers Association of North America2015
Award for Excellence in ProgrammingJewish Community Centers Association of North America2006
Marketing ExcellenceJewish Community Center Association2018
Top 10 Events of the YearThe Independent Publication2018
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
CEO Comments
A dedicated Human Resources professional was hired in 2016 to help us address many of the above items.
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms Shanny Morgenstern
Term Oct 2019 to Oct 2021
Board Members
Ms Diane Azorsky
Ms. Gina Cohen
Mr. Steve FlekierAccountant
Ms. Rhonda Fromm
Mr. Mitch GoldService Mgt. Group-Director Client Services
Dr. Mark Gorden
Mr. Rich Hastings
Mr. Andrew KaplanCommerce Bank
Mr. Andrew Kaplan
Mr. Barry Kaseff
Mr. Harold Kaseff
Dr. Kurt KavanaughKavanaugh Orthodontics
Mr. David Knopke
Ms. Janet MarkKaufman Center
Ms Doris Mendel
Mr. Jacob Mooney
Mr. Shawn Moore
Ms. Shanny MorgensternMorningstar Communications
Mr. Alan Myers
Mr. Michael Novicoff
Mr. David Roesler
Ms. Anne Scharf
Dr. Jason SokolPhysician
Ms. Ann Stern
Dr. Robert Tanenbaum
Ms. Donna Thalblum
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 27
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 17
Female 9
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 78%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 8
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Advisory Board Members
Dr. Paul Arnold
Mr. Steve Azorsky
Ms Fern Badzin
Mr. James Badzin
Mr. Robert Bernstein
Mr. Bruce Blackman
Dr. Stephen Bloom
Mr. Richard Brockman
Mr. Milton Brod
Mr. Alan Bronfman
Mr. Herbert Buchbinder
Ms Robin Carr
Mr. Stephen Cohen
Mr Melvin Cosner
Ms Nancy Franks
Mr. Paul Gershon
Mr. Jonny Girson
Ms Sara Goldstein
Ms Janey Goodman
Ms. Marlis Grad
Mr. Bob Grant
Mr. Dave Herbet
Ms Louise Hipsh
Ms Trudy Jacobson
Mr Richard Jacobson
Mr. Joel Krichiver
Mr. Seymour Krinsky
Mr. Lynn Kuluva
Mr. Allen Lefko
Mr. Seth Leibson
Mr. Ronald Levin
Mr. Bernard Levine
Mr. Irwin Levine
Mr. Michael Milens
Mr. Eric Morgenstern
Ms Alana Muller
Mr. Jerome Nerman
Mrs. Ellen Ginsburg Polsky
Mr. Larry Polsky
Mr. Dave Porter
Mr. Edward Porter
Ms Ellen Portnoy
Dr. Jay Robinow
Mr. Edward Rose
Mr. David Ruben
Mr. John Rubenstein
Ms Jessica Rudnick-Kaseff
Mr. Jeff Sander
Mr. Uri Seiden
Mr. Gerald Share
Mr. Robert Shaw
Ms Merna Siegler
Mr. Ken Sigman
Ms Aletha Simon
Mr. Robert Simon
Mr. Scott Slabotsky
Ms Robbie Small
Mr. Gary Weinberg
Mr. Stanford Zeldin
Fiscal Year Start Oct 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End Sept 30, 2019
Projected Revenue $11,318,200
Projected Expenses $11,265,035
Endowment Value $13,050,306
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage 5
Form 990s
2017 JCC 990
2016 JCC 990
2015 JCC 990
2014 JCC 990
2013 JCC 990
2012 JCC 990
2011 JCC 990
2010 JCC 990
2009 JCC 990
2008 JCC 990
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 9/30/2017, 2016, 2015: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990.   
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line items include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$19,674$12,989$41,257
Membership Dues$2,535,796$2,366,313$2,233,046
Special Events$905,970$787,381$771,477
Revenue In-Kind--$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$8,800,085$8,050,591$7,747,946
Administration Expense$2,418,204$2,297,158$2,217,314
Fundraising Expense$45,009$42,453$58,135
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.040.981.01
Program Expense/Total Expenses78%77%77%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$6,123,895$6,118,917$6,013,552
Current Assets$705,929$1,176,723$881,516
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$1,015,049$1,556,760$1,316,018
Total Net Assets$5,108,846$4,562,157$4,697,534
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.700.760.67
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose A Family Recreation complex was identified by a task force as having the most impact on our members and the community.  A new multi-purpose gymnasium, expanded art room, new fitness/meeting room/multipurpose rooms, indoor turf field, and expanded child care facilities. The public phase of the campaign was announced in February. 
Goal $10,500,000.00
Dates Oct 2018 to
Amount Raised to Date $8,700,000.00 as of Feb 2019
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Comments The J is committed to providing safety net and enrichment programs to individuals and families regardless of ability to pay. At the same time, the agency is challenged by decreasing allocations from traditional sources of funding, increased competition from for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, and retrenched spending by consumers in response to the economic downturn. A top priority is to secure additional operating and endowment funds in order to continue providing  mission-critical programs at an affordable price. 
Other Documents
Organization Name Jewish Community Center of Kansas City
Address 5801 W. 115th St.
Suite 101
Overland Park, KS 662111800
Primary Phone (913) 327-8000
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Jim Lee Sluyter
Board Chair Ms Shanny Morgenstern
Year of Incorporation 1914
Former Names
Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City