Donors rec­og­nized at ‘Lead­er­ship Gifts Event’

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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 idan@bo­

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