Why Support Go Big for JESPY?

JESPY House is a trusted nonprofit organization that has flourished and thrived during the best of times and during some challenging moments over the last 45 years. Clients have remained part of JESPY for decades, buildings have been expanded to evolve with the programs, employers in South Orange and surrounding communities have embraced JESPY clients, and families have peace of mind and heart knowing JESPY is doing what it can, will, and must for their loved ones.

JESPY has a bold and responsive plan to achieve our mission for all of our clients, today and tomorrow.

Develop 66 new units of housing

for clients in all life stages. 

Improve client diversity through targeted outreach and

program development.

Expand facilities to provide more programs and services.

Upgrade accessibility and technology to improve

client services.

Strengthen partnerships to respond to new opportunities.

Increase diversification of funding sources so JESPY continues to thrive.

In July 2023, philanthropists Toby and Leon Cooperman presented an extraordinary challenge to the JESPY Community. The Cooperman Family offered a challenge grant of $13.25 Million – a transformational gift that will impact generations of JESPY clients. With excitement and urgency to unlock the Cooperman match, JESPY seeks philanthropic gifts to raise an additional $13.25 Million dedicated to the Go Big for JESPY campaign.

With your help, we will meet the Cooperman challenge of $13.25M and ultimately reach and exceed our goal.

Your gift today is long-lasting and life-changing for JESPY clients of today and tomorrow.

Ways to Give    (click to open)
    • Cash gifts 

      via personal, bank, or Donor Advised Fund check may be sent to: 

      102 Prospect Street 

      South Orange NJ 07079 


      Multi-year Pledges 

      Please contact Amy Engel to submit a Go Big for JESPY Letter of Intent to make your commitment. 


      Stocks and Securities 

      Make a long-term impact by donating stocks or other securities which you have held for one year or more. Please contact Amy Engel at or 973-437-3770 to apprise us of your intent to make a stock transfer and we will put you in touch with our broker at Merrill Lynch. Providing us with this information ensures stock gifts are appropriately attributed to the donor as the donor's name is not provided with the stock information. 


      Planned Gifts 

      We welcome your commitment to JESPY’s future through a bequest, beneficiary designation, or other planned gift valued over $5,000. We are grateful to those loyal supporters who want to ensure their legacy furthers JESPY’s mission in years to come. Please contact Amy Engel to discuss and to make your commitment with a Go Big for JESPY Letter of Intent.



      Matching Gifts through your employer may be an opportunity to double or triple the size of your gift or pledge. Please meet with your employer’s Human Resources representative to determine if you are eligible for a matching gift to JESPY House. 



      Amy Engel,, 973-437-3770 

      Director of Development, Marketing & Community Relations 



Gifts of $25,000 or more may be payable over a three-year period. Contact Amy Engel at 973-473-3770 today.

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JESPY House is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. You will receive a record of your donation immediately after you complete the checkout process. This receipt will serve as your record for tax purposes. Please Note: This page is for donations to the Go Big for JESPY Campaign only. If you wish to donate in support of general operating needs, please do so here.

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Support Go Big for JESPY through Planned Gifts, IRAs, and Stock Transfers.


JESPY House earned the Gold Seal of Transparency on GuideStar from Candid, a trustworthy source for high quality information on strong, sustainable non-profits that helps donors find, research, and support organizations aligned with their priorities and give with confidence.


JESPY House is proud to announce that its strong financial health and ongoing accountability and transparency has earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator. This rating designates JESPY as an official “Give with Confidence” charity, indicating that our organization is using its donations effectively based on Charity Navigator’s criteria.

Need More Information?

For a conversation about your Leadership Gift and Naming Opportunities, please contact

Amy Engel, Director of Development, Marketing and Community Relations at 973-437-3770 or