“True generosity must benefit both parties. No woman can control her destiny if she doesn’t give to herself as much as she gives of herself. “
Why a Women's Gift?
THE ASSOCIATED: Women take their inspiration from the Jewish traditions of tzedakah and tikkun olam—social justice and repairing the world. We offer many opportunities for women to take a stand on issues affecting our community and inspire other Jewish women.
Women's Giving: A Growing Trend
Across the country, close to 30 percent of all gifts to Jewish Federations' Annual Campaigns are made by women. At THE ASSOCIATED, that number is even more significant. Year after year, women's giving is the fastest-growing component of our Annual Campaign, representing almost 50 percent of all donors.
Why Do We Encourage An Individual Gift?
As women continue to join men in the courtrooms, the board rooms and the operating rooms, we can also join them in assuming equal responsibility for saving, sustaining and enriching Jewish lives. We all share pride in our community's strong, nationally renowned Annual Campaign, which provides financial resources to our agencies.
Making a gift means more than writing a check. It signifies...
Power: The more we give individually, the greater our power as leaders and policy makers, and the stronger our influence in determining how our gifts are spent.
Leadership: Through our own actions, involvement and generosity, we teach our children and our community about their own responsibilities of meeting the needs of our global Jewish community.
Support: When support for Israel and local communities is measured, government leaders count the number of donors. Stand up and be counted!
Mitzvot: As Jews, we each have a personal obligation to practice the mitzvah of tzedakah, even those who are in need of tzedakah themselves. We each have the opportunity to honor our distinct identity as individual donors.
Community: With your individual gift, you join an exceptional group of women who share similar values and are working to ensure a Jewish future for our children and our grandchildren.
ASSOCIATED Women's Giving Levels
Women donors to THE ASSOCIATED Women's campaign are recognized at different levels of giving.
Women’s Community Campaign - $365
Women donors giving “a dollar a day” or a minimum of $365 are invited to attend our Girl’s Night Out, held every other year.
Women’s Keynote - $1,000
Women donating a minimum of $1,000 may attend particular events and are listed in our annual Honor Roll.
Pomegranate Society - $1,800
Women donors making a minimum gift of $1,800 become members of a nationally-recognized group, are invited to the annual Chai Tea, and may proudly wear their “pomegranate” pins. These women are also listed in our annual Honor Roll.
Ruby Pomegranate Society - 3,600
Women donors giving a minimum gift of $3,500 become members of a nationally-recognized group, are honored at the Pomegranate Society Chai Tea event and will be encouraged to place a ruby stone on their Pomegranate pins. They will also be listed in our annual Honor Roll.
Lion of Judah Giving Levels
Women donors giving a minimum gift of $6,000 become members of a nationally-recognized group, are invited to attend the annual Lion of Judah event, may wear their Lion of Judah pins proudly and are listed in our annual Honor Roll.
Lion Levels -
o $6,000: Lion of Judah-Diamond
o $10,000: Ruby Lion of Judah
o $18,000: Sapphire Lion of Judah
o $25,000: Emerald Lion of Judah
o $36,000: Double Chai Lion of Judah Amethyst, Diamond -
o $50,000: Zahav Lion of Judah - Canary Diamond
o $75,000: Sabra Lion of Judah - Cognac Diamond
o $100,000: Prime Minister’s Council (PMC) Lion of Judah -White Gold with Black Diamond
o $25,0000: International Leadership Reunion (ILR) Lion of Judah - White Gold Diamond Pave
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