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Our Annual Campaign

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January 17 @ 7:00 pm - June 19 @ 9:30 pm
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February 11 @ 6:30 pm - May 5 @ 9:00 pm
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February 21 @ 7:00 pm - July 24 @ 9:30 pm

Our Annual Campaign

The Annual Campaign is the vehicle through which JEWISHcolorado helps to support the current operating needs and priorities of the Jewish community. Through a comprehensive and flexible giving platform, we meet donors where they are in their philanthropic journey.

Flagship Fund

The foundation of the Annual Campaign is the Flagship Fund. It is the one fund that does it all! It aligns resources with the most critical and ever-changing needs of the Jewish community and leverages donor dollars to make the greatest impact.

The Flagship Fund supports JEWISHcolorado’s Strategic Alliance partnerships, value-added community programs, internal operations, and external grant making to other Jewish organizations.

Jco Restricted Funding

JEWISHcolorado enables donors to direct their charitable giving to specific value-added programs that we provide on behalf of the community. Whether you are passionate about Jewish books for children through PJ Library or the important advocacy work of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), you can make a direct contribution to a program of your choice after supporting the Flagship Fund.

Agency Restricted Funding

JEWISHcolorado also enables donors to make charitable contributions to Jewish 501c3 organizations locally, nationally, and internationally with no overhead or administrative fees. JEWISHcolorado offers donors the convenience of “one-stop charitable shopping” as part of our existing infrastructure and as a service to our partner Jewish organizations.

Endowment & Planned Giving

Endowment & Planned Giving speaks to the “securing tomorrow” aspect of our business. JEWISHcolorado, through a diverse array of vehicles, enables donors to effectively manage their annual giving, engage multiple generations in philanthropy, and create permanent gifts (during their lifetime and/or as a part of their overall estate plan) to help Jewish life continue to thrive for generations to come. This type of philanthropic planning is a proactive affirmation of a donor’s values and legacy.
JEWISHcolorado currently houses $80.1 million in total assets under management and anticipated gifts. Our goal is to exceed $100 million in the next few years. Current assets are made up of the following:

  • Donor Advised Funds
  • Agency/Synagogue Endowments
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Restricted Program Endowments
  • Real Estate
  • Bequests
  • Other Anticipated Gifts

In our 2nd year of Reimagining, we raised unprecedented
resources on behalf of the global Jewish world.

Total FRD: $20.5 Million (+46%)

Due in large part to a great year in Endowment & Planned Giving, JEWISHcolorado set a record at $20.5 million raised in total FRD for FY2015.

Total Annual Campaign: $11.2 Million (+5%)

In addition to a record FRD year, the FY2015 Annual Campaign finished 5% up at $11.2 million, making it the best Annual Campaign since before the economic downturn in 2008.

Restricted to JEWISHcolorado Funding: $1.1 Million (+22%)

JEWISHcolorado’s strategy to drive revenue in support of our value-added community programs is resonating with donors. Total dollars raised in FY2015 was up 22% year-on-year.

Fundraising continues to be the number one priority for JEWISHcolorado. Our ability to secure resources has an exponential benefit on the Jewish community locally and around the world. Thank you to the thousands of donors who supported our work so generously this past year. - Jackie Sprinces Wong, Development/Campaign Chair

FRD Highlights

Campaign Year 2011 Actual 2012 Actual 2013 Actual 2014 Actual 2015 Actual 2015 vs 2014 % Change
Unrestricted/Allocable 6.3 6.2 5.9 5.7 5.6 -2%
Restricted to Jco Programs/Operations 0.5 0.9 1.1 22%
Subtotal Available for Jco Programs, Operations and Grants 6.3 6.2 6.4 6.6 6.7 2%
Restricted/Non-Allocable 4.6 3.9 3.9 3.5 4.5 29%
Crisis Response Funds 0.1 0.6 0.7 17%
Total Annual Campaign Dollars 10.9 10.1 10.4 10.7 11.2 5%
Endowment and Planned Giving 7.5 2.6 9.5 3.3 9.3 183%
Total Financial Resource Development (FRD) 18.4 12.7 19.9 14.0 20.5 46%
Total Donors to Annual Campaign 5,182 5,207 4,740 5,324 4,753 -11%
JEWISHcolorado Total Assets 44.2 45.4 52.3 55.6 60.1 8%
Testamentary & Anticipated Bequests 15.8 16.9 17.5 18.0 20.0 11%
Total JEWISHcolorado Assets and Testamentary Gifts 60.0 62.3 69.8 73.6 80.1 9%

Paving the Way for a Vibrant Jewish Future

$5 Million Legacy Gift from Philanthropist Joyce Zeff z”l

Joyce ZeffIn FY2015, JEWISHcolorado secured an incredibly generous gift of $5 million from community philanthropist, Joyce Zeff, of blessed memory. This unprecedented gift ensures that the organizations and programs that were important to Joyce continue to thrive well into the future.

The gift is structured in three parts. The first $3 million creates a permanent endowment fund to enable CAJE’s Israel Study Tour (IST), one of the premiere Israel teen trips in the United States, to exist in perpetuity. The program will be renamed the ‘The Joyce Zeff Israel Study Tour’ so that Joyce’s legacy will continue to inspire others for generations to come.

The second part of the gift creates a $1 million endowment to benefit Jewish Family Service. The final $1 million leaves an endowment to benefit JEWISHcolorado. These two endowments are structured to “sunset,” generating $100,000 per year in support of each organization’s Annual Campaign until the remaining corpus from the funds run out.

Zeff was a long-time supporter of these organizations. She was the former President of Jewish Family Service and previously served on the Board of Directors for JEWISHcolorado. Our local Jewish community was extremely fortunate to have someone with so much generosity, graciousness, and compassion. Joyce dedicated her life to Israel, the Jewish people, and to caring for humanity as a whole. We miss her dearly.

$5.6 Million Capital Campaign to Build Future Jewish Community Administrative Headquarters

This past year, JEWISHcolorado’s Board of Directors approved the launch of a collaborative project with the the Loup JCC to build a new Jewish Community Center and Jewish administrative headquarters on its current campus. The administrative facility will house the Loup JCC and JEWISHcolorado’s current operations, as well as those of several other Jewish organizations in the community.

The Loup JCC will take the lead on securing funds necessary to complete renovations for the Sports & Fitness Center and other Loup JCC programming facilities. JEWISHcolorado will spearhead fundraising efforts for the $5.6 million needed to complete the administrative building.

The total scope of the capital campaign is approximately $50 million. The Loup JCC and JEWISHcolorado are committed to working together to raise these funds on behalf of the local Jewish community over the course of the next year. The project is expected to be completed by 2019.

You can help us make a difference by donating to our Annual Campaign.

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