Thank you for coming together in support of our community and showing the true impact of the Power of Together! Your generous gift joined with those of over 2,500 fellow donors to help us generate $10.3 million for our community through the Annual Campaign, and that is only part of what we are reporting on.

But first, on behalf of the thousands of people whose lives you have touched, I want to say a very personal thank you. As a child, my life was impacted by the Annual Campaign when my parents needed support to send me to Jewish day school, to summer camp, and to after-school programs at the JCC. I know firsthand how one gift positively impacts individuals and their families and has a ripple effect across the community.

Your gift also strengthened our community at a critical time as our Federation and our advocacy agent, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, responded—and continue to respond—to rising antisemitism after the October 7th attack on Israel by Hamas.

Thanks to your support, Jewish Federation and its partners can move our community forward. As a result of this year’s $10.3 million total, we will be able to provide crucial stability to our more than 30 partner organizations by ensuring that they can count on funding that helps fuel their important front-line work. Plus, they will be able to access additional funding through grants for programs and services that deliver on our strategic priorities for the community.

Together, we raised $11.55 million for community!

Here is the breakdown:

$10.3 million through the 2023 Federation Annual Campaign
$1.25 million in additional funding directed to special projects

Thanks to our generous donors, we also raised an incredible $20.4 million through our Israel Emergency Campaign (IEC). In addition to addressing immediate needs after the Hamas attack, the IEC allocation committee, chaired by Stephen Gaerber, is committed to addressing the medium and long-term needs of Israelis who continue to be affected by the ongoing war and hostage situation.

The generosity of our donors this year is beyond anything our community has ever witnessed, and we are deeply grateful for your support and your trust. Caring for community takes each and every one of us, and it takes a strong Federation with robust partnerships. Your support creates the Power of Together that propels us all forward.

Thank you again.