UJFT 2014 Annual Campaign coming to a close

May 30, 2014

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As of late May, the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater 2014 Annual Campaign received just over $4 million in donations from about 1,500 individual donors.

Gifts to the UJFT enrich and touch the lives of Jews, and many others, in Tidewater, in the United States, in Israel and around the world.

There is still an opportunity to be a part of what many see as the greatest mitzvot in the Jewish religion: helping those in need through the power of communal giving.

If you have not yet made your pledge to the 2014 Annual Campaign, please consider doing so. The Campaign officially ends on June 15, and all pledges received before that date help the UJFT reach its goal, and the opportunity to surpass it—exponentially helping people and enriching lives.

In the next three weeks, the Israel and Overseas Committee and the Budget and Finance Committee will be making funding recommendations to the UJFT board of directors. These recommendations, once approved, will let our affiliate agencies know how much UJFT funding they will have to deliver their important services. Clearly, scholarships must be funded, hungry Jews must be fed, Jewish education must be delivered and older adults must spend the last chapter of their lives with dignity. These people need their community and the agencies need the funding to insure our communal vision.

Pledging is easy. Visit JewishVa.org/donation to donate online, or call 757-965-6100 to make a gift over the phone. If you’re at or near the Sandler Family Campus, you may also make a gift in person: we’re on the second floor of the Simon Family JCC, on the Campus, 5000 Corporate Woods Dr., Virginia Beach, VA 23462. Gifts by mail, to the same address, are appreciated, as well.

The Federation has positively impacted a vast and infinite number of people and organizations this year—from local pre-school students to Tidewater’s revered seniors, from Philippine typhoon victims to Jews currently suffering in Ukraine. Your gifts—no matter the size—all make a difference.

The leadership and staff of the UJFT thank each and every donor who has already given to the 2014 Annual Campaign. The goal is to raise $4.6-million, and while the goal is lofty, from the care, compassion and generosity demonstrated by members of this community over the Federation’s 75-year history, it is well within reach.

Any and all financial gifts are welcome and appreciated. Visit JewishVa.org to find out more about the UJFT, and to make your gift today.

Miles Leon
President, United Jewish Federation of Tidewater

Harry Graber
Executive Vice President, United Jewish Federation of Tidewater

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