Women’s Philanthropy


Women philanthropists are the change-makers and community-shapers of the world. We are sisters and daughters, mothers and friends, compassionate and committed women at every stage of life and career.

We engage Jewish women in the fulfilling work of making the world a better place. In every community, we are building and supporting Jewish life for today and for generations to come.


Through our donations and our hands-on community service, we fight domestic violence, improve women’s health and nutrition, provide shelter to vulnerable children, protect at-risk seniors and so much more. We support Israel with our dollars and our presence.

We inspire and empower women to become leaders and decision-makers. Our collective philanthropy enriches our own lives while improving the lives of others.

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2019 Women’s Philanthropy Cabinet

Dr. Karen Abrams
Madeline Abramson
Shannon Benovitz
Shellie Branson
Victoria Diaz
Julie Ensign
Debbie Friedman
Jane Goldstein
Stacy Gordon-Funk
Sandy Hammond
Julie Hollander
Cheryl Karp
Faina Kronenberg
Kate Latts
Robin Miller
Devon Oser
Susan Rudy
Barb Schwartz
Jen Tuvlin
Ann Zimmerman

Making a Leadership Gift

Become the change you want to see in your community. Leadership giving is a way to make a significant impact on our local and global Jewish world. With just one gift, you are helping tens of thousands, locally and globally.

Pomegranate Society

The pomegranate is one of the seven fruits named in the Bible, said to contain 613 seeds – one for each of the commandments (mitzvot) found in the Torah. This ancient symbol is one of the oldest found in Jewish art and ritual. All women donors who commit an individual gift of $1,800 – $4,999 to the annual Campaign for Jewish Needs are part of the Pomegranate Society.

Lion of Judah Society

Created in 1972, the Lion of Judah Society is an international symbol of a woman’s commitment to the global Jewish community. Women donors who commit an individual gift of $5,000 or more to the annual Campaign for Jewish Needs proudly wear a Lion pin, which represents the strength, honor, and dedication of the Tribe of Judah, one of the Twelve Tribes of Israel. Being part of the Lion of Judah Society is a declaration of your personal commitment to honor traditional Jewish values of justice (tzedek) and acts of loving-kindness (gemilut hesed).

For more information and to get involved, please contact Shannon M. Rothschild, Senior Manager, Women’s Philanthropy and Outreach, srothschild@jewishlouisville.org.