The Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte's Annual Campaign raises more than $3.9 million dollars every year to provide the basic infrastructure that supports our local and global Jewish community.
Core campaign funds are gifts to the Jewish Federation for allocations among our community partner agencies, Israel and overseas and Federation programs and administration. We encourage each person in a household to make a gift meaningful for them. It is important that each individual has a voice and be counted as a donor in the annual campaign. Every dollar, every donor counts!
By allocating your philanthropic dollars to ensure the greatest impact, your Jewish Federation has earned a reputation as a trusted, effective charity that makes a real difference in our community and around the world.
Whether you want to meet new people, explore ways to help others in our Jewish community, or learn more about how the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte raises and allocates funds, here is a great place to start. Learn about the many Federation campaign divisions, then contact us today.
CLICK HERE to view the local, national and international organizations your dollars helped this year.
To learn more about the Annual Campaign, email Jason Pressberg, Chief Development Officer, or call 704.944.6758.
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Did you know that many companies have gift-matching programs that will match your donation to Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte dollar for dollar? Gifts may include monthly payroll deductions as well as annual gifts. Gift-matching programs are a great way to maximize your personal contribution to Federation. Don't leave money on the table! Take advantage of your company's matching gift benefit to help increase YOUR impact for the community!
In addition to providing greater support for the community, your matching-gift donation offers other benefits:
For employees: You will be acknowledged at the recognition level that includes your employer’s match. For example, if you make a donation of $500 to Federation and your employer’s matching gift brings the total contribution to $1,000, you will be recognized at the $1,000 level. This would give you eligibility to attend an event that requests a minimum suggested gift of $1,000.
For employers: Donations received from employers through their matching-gift programs are fully tax-deductible.
Here is a sampling of Charlotte companies that are Match-Makers and have historically offered employees a matching gift donation. Don't worry - if your company is not on this list, just check with your HR department.
Ally Bank, Bank of America, Duke Energy, F5 Connects, Foundation For The Carolinas, Gannett, GE Foundation, John Hancock, Kraft, LPL Financial, Microsoft, Premier, UBS, Visa Giving Station
Questions? Contact our Accounting Department, 704-944-6757.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR 2017 ANNUAL REPORT
We hope this Annual Report gives you a snapshot of how Federation has invested its precious community resources and how we have allocated funds to the vital agencies at home and overseas that serve Jews of all ages.
Caring for those in need, nurturing Jewish identity, improving life for Jews everywhere
Lion of Judah is an international group of women who give an annual minimum gift of $5,000 to the Federation Annual Campaign. The Lion of Judah pin, worn with pride by thousands of women, is one of the most recognized and distinguished symbols of shared commitment to the strength and vitality of the Jewish people.
Pearl Society members are women who celebrate their commitment to philanthropy and our community by making a gift of $180 or more to the Federation’s Annual Campaign. Pearl Society members are recognized with a unique pearl necklace. As a woman’s gift grows, her commitment can be distinguished with the addition of colored pearl charms.
According to the Midrash, each pomegranate contains 613 seeds, one for each of the commandments found in the Torah, and was therefore chosen as a symbol for Jewish life and commitment. The Pomegranate Society recognizes a woman's gift of $1,800 or more to the Annual Campaign.
The Jewish Federation is proud to work with a large number of visionary individuals and families who have helped to build Charlotte's strong Jewish community and who have set the pace for others to follow through their generous support of the Annual Campaign. Major donors are those giving a minimum of $10,000 per household.