Join the Capital Campaign

JAA Capital Campaign, AHAVA: For the Love of Seniors

Our $18 million capital campaign is an investment in the present and future of our community.

This is a strategic initiative to expand services to preempt the growing needs in senior care and define the future of senior living. It is not only an investment for our seniors today, but an investment for all of our futures.  

This is our first stand-alone capital campaign. Our goals are to:

  • Expand current memory care services.
  • Run a best-in-class memory care residence.
  • Build our endowment for future innovation.
  • Seed our own independent living residence.

Memory Care

With the opening of our AHAVA Memory Care Center of Excellence, our community has come together to meet the ever-growing need for memory care services.  We are currently in “Phase III” of this initiative to continue to upgrade and remodel all of our memory care residences as well as to continue to expand and refine memory care programming.

With a $1 million commitment from the Fine Foundation, the JAA seeks to close the gap on our $7 million memory care goal.


Each year we not only initiate new and innovative programs, we provide more than $3 million in free care. A robust endowment lets us continue to offer cutting-edge senior care and provide for those who have lost the ability to pay for that care themselves.

With a $1.5 million gift from the Buncher Foundation and an additional $1.5 million challenge grant from the Giant Eagle and Beacon Foundations, JAA is increasing our endowment by $6 million.

We join other Jewish agencies in Pittsburgh in the Life and Legacy program to increase legacy giving throughout the community.

Independent Living

With a new independent living residence overlooking the Monongahela River in our plans, we seek to raise $5 million in seed money to build the residence and complete a master campus plan integrating all of our residences and services on our JAA campus.

To make a capital contribution, please contact Donna Kruman  (  or  412-586-3264)  or Ashley Crosby  (  or  412-586-2690) in our development department.