Giving Societies

The generosity of our donors is the foundation on which the work of JEWISHcolorado rests.

To express our gratitude, we invite these individuals, couples, and families to come together throughout the year to enjoy a variety of programs and events. Join one of our giving societies and connect with like-minded donors. Be inspired by speakers on the local and national stages. Learn about the many ways your support makes a lasting difference in our community and around the world.

Ben Gurion Society $1,000+

A prestigious group of dynamic young leaders ages 21-45 from across the country who make an impact on the Jewish world through their giving. The Ben Gurion Society’s mission is to cultivate a network of young adults empowered to deploy their knowledge, passion, and resources in order to create a vibrant and enduring Jewish community in Colorado and around the world.

Please contact Jenna Raimist at to join or learn more.

National Young Leadership Cabinet $5,000+

Federation’s premier young leadership development program, NYLC is comprised of our most promising young volunteers, ages 30-45. Those young leaders participate in a five-year curriculum that builds on a series of Jewish values: hineni (call to leadership), achrayut (responsibility), kehilah kedosha (sacred community), klal Yisrael (Jewish peoplehood), and hazon (vision). Each year builds on the skills and knowledge acquired during the previous one, and members may enrich and strengthen their development on a global level, through premiere travel experiences.

Today, there are 4,000 Cabinet alumni working in their communities as leaders and change-makers, many of them in senior positions in Jewish communal organizations and agencies. Together, they raise over $2.5 M annually for Federations around the country.

Please contact Jenna Raimist at to join or learn more.

Joshua Society $10,000+

A community of philanthropists who demonstrate the loyalty, charisma and skillful leadership of this group’s namesake. These families and individuals contribute $10,000 or more per household to their to JEWISHcolorado’s Annual Campaign. If philanthropy provides the momentum behind the progress and advancements we see in society, then our Joshua Society members are amongst those with the most impact.

Please contact Willie Recht at to join or learn more.

King David Society $25,000+

Like their eponymous namesake, our King David Society members, who contribute a minimum $25,000 family gift to JEWISHcolorado’s Annual Campaign, are visionary leaders who share a passionate concern for issues that affect the worldwide Jewish community and whose remarkable philanthropy both sets an inspiring standard for giving in Jewish Colorado and makes a lasting difference.

Please contact Willie Recht at to join or learn more.

Prime Minister Council $100,000+

The Jewish Federation’s leading donors, who contribute at least $100,000 to JEWISHcolorado’s Annual Campaign, demonstrate remarkable generosity and a deep commitment to our community. By setting inspiring standards in philanthropic giving, our elite Prime Minister Council members take their rightful place as leaders in Jewish Colorado and beyond, bettering our world today and shaping the future of Jewish philanthropy.

Please contact Willie Recht at to join or learn more.

Star of David Society $200,000+

Our highest level of giving is the Star of David Society, comprised of individuals or families who create an endowment of at least $200,000 to support JEWISHcolorado’s Annual Campaign or who establish another permanent endowment with assets of at least $500,000. The Star of David Society is an elite national recognition program that honors outstanding philanthropists whose commitment to Jewish life and the Jewish community reaches from this generation into the future.

Please contact Willie Recht at to join or learn more.

Women’s Philanthropy

Comprised of a strong network of change-makers and community shapers, we are sisters and daughters, mothers and friends. We are business professionals, young adults, and volunteers. We are compassionate and committed women at every stage of life and career.

For as long as there’s been a Federation, we’ve supported Israel with our dollars and our presence. And with gifts made by women in their own names representing 25% of JEWISHcolorado’s Annual Campaign, Women’s Philanthropy plays an important role here in Colorado and across the globe.

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Pomegranate Society $1,800+

The pomegranate, an ancient Jewish symbol of bounty, sustenance, and power, is also a modern emblem of Jewish women’s philanthropy and commitment. Pomegranate Society members nurture and sustain future generations.

An annual gift between $1,800-$4,999 a year to JEWISHcolorado’s Annual Campaign is, like its namesake, a formidable community of like-minded leaders who do a world of good.

Please contact Roberta Witkow at to join or learn more.

Lion of Judah Society $5,000+

Lions of Judah are some of the most dynamic philanthropic women in the world. Created in 1972 in Miami by Norma Kipnis-Wilson and Toby Friedland z”l, the Lion of Judah program has brought together women of all ages and from many walks of life to play an essential role in creating social justice, healing the sick, feeding the hungry, preserving human dignity, and building Jewish identity.

The Lion of Judah is a symbol of a Jewish woman’s strength, a symbol of her caring about the organized Jewish world, and a symbol of her financial commitment of at least $5,000 to JEWISHcolorado. Nearly 17,000 women worldwide are Lions of Judah. They also have the opportunity to endow their gift to ensure flourishing Jewish life for generations to come.

Please contact Roberta Witkow at to join or learn more.

Lion of Judah Endowment (LOJE)

Establish a Lion of Judah Endowment (LOJE) and endow your gift in perpetuity. Leave a legacy that can help uphold social justice, heal the sick, preserve human dignity, and provide Jewish education and Jewish growth for all.

Endowed gifts are within the reach of a Lion of Judah, regardless of her age or giving level.

Thousands of Lions of Judah in North America have established endowments totaling nearly $600 million.

Please contact Roberta Witkow at to join or learn more.

Give Every Month (GEM)

Giving monthly helps sustain JEWISHcolorado and ensure we can continue our vital work in the Colorado Jewish community. To qualify for the GEM Society, recurring payments must be set up for a minimum of 12 months.

GEM Society