2021 Campaign offering limited-time matching incentive during week of Thanksgiving

October 23, 2020

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Tuesday, November 22 through Giving Tuesday, December 1

The 2021 Community Campaign of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater has come out strong, raising more than $3.4 million in its first four months. In a year which promises to be exceptionally challenging for Jewish Tidewater’s agencies, programs, and community members, successful fundraising is an imperative.

In recognition of the community’s need for quick and successful fundraising, an anonymous donor has provided an incentive grant to match ALL increased gifts made during Thanksgiving week.

From Tuesday, November 22 through Giving Tuesday, December 1, the grant will match all increases (of any size) dollar-for-dollar. This match will apply on gifts made to the 2021 UJFT Community Campaign, as well as those directed to the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund of the Tidewater Jewish Community.

So, a donor who increases his or her gift from say $250 to $300 will be matched dollar-for-dollar on the $50 increase. Their gift will therefore add $350 to the 2021 campaign. The greater the increase, the greater the impact on the campaign. And in a year like this one, the community can use every single extra dollar it can raise.

“We are incredibly grateful to our grantor for these incentive funds, and we hope that anyone in the community who has not yet had an opportunity to make their 2021 pledge of support will do so on or before Dec. 1, when the clock runs out on this match,” says Betty Ann Levin, UJFT executive vice president/CEO.

For more information, call Amy Zelenka, campaign director at 757‑965-6139. Gifts may be made over the phone with Amy Zelenka; online at Jewishva.org (click United Jewish Federation of Tidewater then “Give Now” at the top of the screen); or by writing a check to UJFT and mailing it to: United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, Attention: 2021 Campaign, 5000 Corporate Woods Drive, Suite 200, Virginia Beach, VA 23462.

Tidewater’s Jewish agencies, programs, and community members will thank you for caring enough to support them through the 2021 Community Campaign.

– Amy Zelenka

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