FUNDRAIS­ING ‘BITCHES’

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMENT&ANALYSIS -

On Jew­li­cious, “wendy in furs” dis­cusses how some Jewish fundrais­ers rely on sex ap­peal “As it turns out, most ma­jor Jewish or­gan­i­sa­tions, es­pe­cially those with of­fices in large North Amer­i­can cities and in Jerusalem, have a cadre of hot­ties who are used to so­licit do­na­tions from wealthy sin­gle men. Th­ese gen­er­ally in­clude peo­ple who make their liv­ing on Wall Street, in law, real es­tate or in me­dia — the tar­get is a min­i­mum $10,000 con­tri­bu­tion. The tech­nique? Build a group of th­ese guys — get them in­volved with the prom­ise of net­work­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties. Oh, and there’s also the do­ing good for the Jewish peo­ple part. Get them to­gether for small, exclusive events — a speaker from their in­dus­try, some­one well known, noth­ing too Jewy. Af­ter­wards you and your hot­tie fel­low em­ploy­ees go out with the boys for a drink or two. They will in­evitably get roar­ing drunk. They will in­evitably make clumsy passes at you... If you can walk a fine line be­tween lead­ing them on while not putting out, soon huge cheques will be rain­ing upon you. [One fundraiser] Sarah tells me: ‘Don’t feel too bad for th­ese guys. They get a tax write-off and they get to party like rock stars with hot babes. It’s called be­ing donored [by] a fundrais­ing bitch. Truth is, a donor get­ting lucky with one of us is a rare oc­cur­rence... though we get propo­si­tioned all the time.’” www.jew­li­cious.com

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