Why a Women's Gift
The Case for Women’s Philanthropy
Jewish Federation of Palm Springs and Desert Area
“I would like to think that someday, when our dreams have been fulfilled, they will say that it was women giving of their ideas and resources that made the difference.” -Golda Meir
In the Torah we learn that G-d commands Moses to take a census by collecting coins from each adult. The funds collected from the Jewish people were used to build the Tabernacle. Each person’s gift counted equally and every man and woman was included as a member of the community.
Today, by making a gift in one’s own name, each person fulfills the obligation of charity (tzedakah) in order to repair the world (tikkun olam). Your personal and individual gift allows you to take your place among inspirational Jewish leaders past, present and future in making this world better for everyone. Each woman who makes a gift in her own name is a change agent, serving as a role model for family members, friends and the greater community for this generation and generations to come. So, take your place among the long line of Jewish women influencers and leaders. Whether a full-time or part-time resident, do your part to demonstrate that you care. Join the hundreds of committed women in the Desert Area who make Jewish philanthropy their passion and their mission. Every woman's gift is personal and every gift makes a big difference in the lives of people that you may never meet but can truly touch.
CREATE A LEGACY
Director of Women’s Philanthropy & Campaign Associate
Stephanie S. Ross
Mirian "Mimi" Paley
Carol Horwich Luber
Immediate Past Chairperson
Elaine “Chickie” Steinberger
Immediate Past Campaign Co-Chair
Women's Philanthropy Council 2016-2017
Women's Philanthropy Council
Past WP Chairs
Judith N. Cohen
Together We Do Extraordinary Things!