Donors recognized at ‘Leadership Gifts Event’
Anight of celebration and inspiration is in store for premier donors of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County at a new event this season where they’ll gather for the “Leadership Gifts Event” at 6 p.m. Dec. 4 at St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton. Following a luxurious cocktail reception will be an elegant dinner and keynote presentation by Michael Oren, Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States.
“With this most special of evenings, we’re thrilled to pay highest tribute to three groups of our Federation’s most distinguished local contributors to the well-being and security of our Jewish family,” said Toby Cooperman, who is co-chairing the night with her husband, Leon, along with Myrna and Norman Ricken.
The Federation’s Ketubah Society Hall of Fame will be on display at the event, celebrating donor families who have contributed $1 million or more cumulatively to the Federation’s 35 Annual Campaigns for HumanNeeds. Led by the Sandler Family, the largest donors in the history of this Federation’s Annual Campaigns, the 43 member families will welcome two more this year: Freyda and Edward Burns, and Eleanor and (of memory) Irving Jaffe.
Also celebrated will be the generous members of the Prime Minister’s Council, whose gift to this year’s Annual Campaign is $100,000 or higher, and the King David Society, whose members contribute $25,000 annually.
“It is a privilege and a pleasure to give at this level,” said Rani Garfinkle, Chair of Federation’s Prime Minister’s Council. “And, as someone able to do so, it is also a responsibility. If we are able to lead, it is up to us to set an example for our peers and the next generation. Whilemy late husband, Sandy, came from a philanthropic family, my family did not have such resources - butmy mother was a ‘doer’ of good deeds; at the end of the day, we reached the same conclusion: it’s essential for us to give back as we can.”
The evening’s $150 couvert includes valet parking. Cocktail attire is requested, and dietary laws will be observed. For more information, contact Ida Novack at 561-852-3342 or email@example.com.