The value of a community can be judged by its dreams and how it treats its children. Be a permanent part of a place where every child in our community has a place to belong.
For more information about how you can join the JAFCO Business Circle and connect with this vibrant community, contact Randi Winter, Philanthropy Director at 954.552.2519 or

Our Capital Campaign currently stands at $17 million including cash, land, and bequests. Another $13 million in pledges is needed to complete the campaign. We are asking for everyone’s support. If you know of any foundations who support children with developmental disabilities, please tell them about this exciting project, which is truly a first in our nation. We need the support of the entire community to give every child and family a place to belong.

The list of remaining naming opportunities is located below along with the list of contributing donors.

Everyone is invited to tour the Children’s Ability Center which is truly the only one of its kind in the country. We need the support of the entire community in order to…give every child a place to belong.

The Shirley and Barton Weisman & Family Event Center Capital Naming Opportunities

Ballroom $1,000,000
Ballroom Catering Kitchen $750,000
Welcome Lobby (Named) $540,000
Event Center Meeting Ballroom (3) $360,000
Reception Bar (Named) $108,000
Event Center Sound & Lighting Zone $108,000
Back Stage Wing (Named) $108,000
Ladies Lounge $100,000
Gentlemen’s Lounge $100,000
Back Stage Dressing & Green Room $72,000
Ballroom Bar (2) $54,000
Back Stage Makeup Bar $36,000
Magic Oven $36,000
Ice Cream Machine $36,000
Soda Machine $108,000

The Children’s Ability Center Capital Naming Opportunities

2nd Floor Parent Wing $540,000
Children’s Therapy Wing $540,000
Research & Training Wing $540,000
Hurricane Generator Power Zone $360,000
Creative Arts Studio $252,000
Sculpture Garden $252,000
Fitness & Fun Gym $252,000
Reception Courtyard $252,000
Daily Living Skills Laboratory $252,000
Lodge Vista Drive $252,000
Clinical Staff Think Tank $108,000
Parent Lounge & Art Studio Overlook Balcony $108,000
Parent Lounge & Speech Therapy Overlook Balcony and Therapy Room $108,000
Speech Therapy Environment $72,000
Clinical Therapy Environment $72,000
Parent Observation Gym Overlook $54,000
Confidential Records Room $36,000
Guest House Bedroom (8) $36,000
Guest House Laundry Room (2) $36,000
Guest House Screened Patio (1) $36,000
Guest House Staff Office/Nurses Station $36,000
Ability Center IT Headquarters $36,000
Staff Work Stations (6) $36,000
Playground Chin-Up Bar $36,000
Playground Epi-Center $36,000
Playground Whirl & Twirl Spinning Bowls $36,000
Playground Arch Swing $36,000
Playground Play Gym $36,000
Water Bottle Filling Station $36,000
General Store Supply Room $36,000

The Children’s Village Capital Naming Opportunities

Village Courtyard $360,000
Staff Operations Center $250,000
Group Home renovations (6) $250,000
Staff Cafeteria $36,000
Bedrooms at Village renovations (42) $36,000
Kitchens in Group Homme renovations (6) $36,000
Dining Rooms in Village renovations (7) $36,000
Living Rooms in Village renovations (7) $36,000

Children’s Ability Center Capital Campaign Donors

$3,000,000 & ABOVE
Joan & Leslie Berman

$1,000,000 – $2,999,999
Samuel & Adele Borger Campus
Stephen & Helene Weicholz Children’s Lodge
David Posnack Jewish Children’s Center
Sandi & Bob Morris Guest House
Jewish Federation of Broward County & The Daniel Cantor Senior Center
Sandi & Leonard Solomon Grand Ballroom
State of Florida
Shirley and Barton Weisman & Family Event Center
Jerry Lindzon Guest House

$150,000 – $999,999
Irving & Cherna Moskowitz Holy Ark
The Luis DE Torres Bahamas Synagogue/Anthony Chaim Gee/Nat Bernstein
Hahn Family Foundation Computer Wiz Lab
Al and Jo Levine Lodge Reception Zone
Maurice D. & Margie Plough Main Gate Entry Circle
Rachel A. Sapoznik & Family Lodge General Store
Edward & Bernice Wenger Professional Zone
Ron & Deni Simon Marketing & Development Zone
Shirley & Barton Weisman Rock Climbing Wall
Aunt Rita Carole Welcome Lobby

$54,000- $149,999
Lilyan Berkowitz Lodge Care Office
Irving Eckhardt Parent Resource Library
The Rutner Family Picnic & BBQ Area
Barry & Myra Cohen Parent Cafe Kitchen
Claire & Gerald Manowitz Ceramic Arts Studio
Rita Carole Messner Serenity Elevator
Dave & Ethel Sommer Intergenerational Bridge
Gary Zimmerman Play & Party Room
Ralph & Anita Byer Music & Drama Studio
Richard Ross/Frances Davis Classroom
Daniel & Judy Dobin Doctor’s Office
Faye Holland Bronze Sculpture Garden
Perry & Tami Isenberg Play Therapy Room
Lenore Kittman Estate
Al & Jo Levine Vegetable Garden Gazebo
Judy Levis Markhoff ABA Therapy Room
James & Andrea Orleans Speech Therapy Environment
Jules Reich Children’s Village Organic Vegetable Garden
D. Jerry Sall Estate Clinical Director’s Intake Office
Helen & Saul Schwartz
Marlene & Martin Silver Bronze Children’s Sculpture
Ed & Wendy Sternlieb Basketball Court
Betsy & Sidney Savelle Bronze Children’s Sculpture
Amy & Barry Sylvetsky Parent Fitness Area
Marilyn & Jay Weinberg Bronze Children’s Sculpture
Bernice and Ed Wenger Reception Bar

$36,000 – $53,999
Richard Allen & Louise Jacowitz Allen Guest House Kitchen
Martha & Melvin Aronson Guest House Bedroom
M. Blume Staff Office
Ellen & Donald Brounstein Britto Blue Dog Sculpture
Sam & Phyllis Butters Vegetable Garden
Sara Chait Memorial Foundation Guest House Bedroom
Abe & Annie David Program Director’s Office
Yetta Ellman & Dr. Arnold & Susan Zweig Guest House Screened Patio
Richard & Susan Finkelstein Pet Therapy Room
Ken Fisher Life Skills Pantry
Florida’s Voice on Developmental Disabilities Butterfly Garden
Diane S. Friedman Britto Garden Butterfly Sculpture
Mazie Golin Ford Butterfly Garden
Dorinne & Jeffrey Gerstin Staff Office
Mary & Dr. Gerry Glass Guest House Bedroom
Mara & Dr. Mel Gober Clinical Director’s Office
Lori & Dr. Lewis Gold Sensory & Relaxation Programming
Dotty & Jim Goodman Life Skills Teaching Laundry Room
Linda & Lee Hertz Butterfly Garden
Margery & Stephen Greenspan/ Dorothy & Lester Lichtenstein Guest House Bedroom
Diana & Steven Kauppinen Britto For Your Heart Sculpture
Ursula & Leonard Hess Guest House Living Room
Hirsch/Wosoloff Family Foundations Britto Squeaki Cat Sculpture
Leslie & Kimberly Kaminoff Butterfly Garden
Carol & Edward Kaplan, The Kaplan Foundation Fund Guest House Bedroom
Edwin Kaplan Guest House Living Room
Linda F. Kaplan Butterfly Garden
Rochelle & Gary Katz Guest House Bedroom
Nancy & Alfred J. Katzin Hummingbird Garden
Stephen & Lois Kaufman Guest House Bedroom
Kessner, Greenfield, Field & Kessner Staff/Office Nurses Station
Lori & Dr. Kenneth Konsker Guest House Bedroom
The Krass & Ellenbogen Guest House Kitchen
Julius & Helen Lipitz Butterfly Garden
Judy Levis Markhoff Wheelchair Swing
Rita Messner Britto Boomfish Sculpture
Rita Carole Messner Guest House Screened Patio
Tamara & Rich Morgenstern Guest House Bedroom
Matthew and Hilary Rosenthal Life Skills Teaching Office Area
The Ross Family Guest House Bedroom
Hummingbird Garden in Honor of Irving Ross
Lenore Rothman Hummingbird Garden
Joseph & Frances Russo Guest House Kitchen
Stuart & Shelly Sherman Guest House Bedroom
Arthur & Shirley Siegel Guest House Bedroom
Charles & Sandi Simon Hummingbird Garden
Nancy & Stanley Singer Playground Oval Swing
David & Ethel Sommer Guest House Laundry Room
David & Ethel Sommer Hummingbird Garden
Jayne & Marvin Suskin Guest House Staff Office/Nurses Station
Fayette Toren Guest House Screened Patio
Valencia Cove Community “Help JAC” Playground Tetherball Court
Wolf & Rywka Taykan Staff Relaxation Room
Naomi & Sheldon Zimbler Life Skills Teaching Kitchen
Rachel & Dr. Paul Zimmerman Guest House Bedroom
Marilyn & Jay Weinberg Bronze Children’s Sculpture