Together, We are the Federation

Fri, 01/14/2011 - 11:19am


This year we are tasked with engaging more members of the community.  Our goal is for donors to support the community and know that all gifts, no matter how small, count.  Every gift makes a difference. It feeds 160,000 elderly Jews in the former Soviet Union. It provides job counseling services and emergency aid to those affected by the economic crisis here at home. And it supports programming that inspires a young family’s love of Jewish life and culture. Read more »

The Federation is Looking Ahead

Fri, 01/14/2011 - 11:17am

66 During the past two years of economic challenge, we can take pride in the creativity and hard work that has allowed us to fund our agencies at 100%.  As we look to the challenges which will surely be presented by the 2011 campaign, we recognize that we will have to do things a bit differently if we are to gain back some of our losses. 

in an effort to weather the tough economy, our local agencies have trimmed their budgets and re-focused on core programs.  We are currently undergoing a strategic planning process and jointly with the UJFT finance committee will develop an innovative path for our community’s development.

At the same time our agencies were tightening their belts, the leadership of our community pulled together to maximize every dollar that we could raise. The Tidewater Jewish Foundation and our major donor families have offered an incredible $300,000 match grant each year of the past two campaigns. Read more »

United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s 2011 Campaign

Fri, 01/14/2011 - 11:15am


Think about there being no kickoff this year and no campaign.  What would our community look like?  We have worked especially hard over the past two years to meet the challenges our community has faced.  And fortunately, we have just enough caring and creativity to take on the challenges of these times and move forward.

With your assistance we can continue to succeed for our Community despite these challenging economic times. To that end, we have started our planning with some exciting strategies to energize the fundraising effort.
One strategy entails moving from a superficial "ratings" process to a Strategic Donor Goal Setting Process that enables us to get to know our donors better through meaningful conversations and engagement.  Of course, the key to success with this donor strategy is leadership participation and information - and that is where you fit in. We need your input.  Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.


Jay Klebanoff, Campaign Chair
United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s 2011 Campaign

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