As part of the fundraising process, the Jewish Federation plans a number of events. Sponsors cover the costs of many of these events, and those who attend are asked to help cover the remaining costs through small event fees. That means that the dollars raised at these events go to support the Annual Federation Campaign, not to cover the costs of meals, speakers or venues.
Some events are open to the entire community; others are designed for donors at specific levels of giving, affinity groups or those of a certain age. Events may be fundraisers, social gatherings, educational or telethons.
Federation Campaign Giving Levels
King David Society members contribute a minimum of $25,000 each year.
Major Donors contribute a minimum of $5,000 each year.
Lion of Judah members are women who contribute a minimum of $5,000 each year.
Pomegranate members are women who contribute a minimum of $1,800 each year.
Ben Gurion Society members are young adults (age 45 and under) who contribute a minimum of $1,000 each year.
YAD (Young Adult Division) members are donors under the age of 45.
Super Sunday is the annual Federation Campaign telethon. Everyone is invited to join the fun by volunteering to make calls or to assist in other ways at the telethon. If you are not a volunteer, please answer generously when a volunteer calls.
A special series of Uniquely Jewish events explore a wide range of topics and sometimes involve hands-on experiences. Some topics have been Jewish advocacy, Jews and mobility, Jews and guns (an Israeli Army veteran spoke and those in attendance had the opportunity to try trap shooting) and Bourbon and Jewish Louisville. More events are planned.
Watch this web site and check out Community, Louisville’s Jewish newspaper for news of upcoming events.