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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.





Margaux Dinerman

Director of Women’s Philanthropy & Campaign Associate



Carol Horwich Luber


Marjorie Kulp

Chair Campaign

Miriam “Mimi” Paley

Chair Education

Paula Klein

Co-Chair. Outreach

Sherry Salzman

Volunteer Coordinator

Marnie Miller

Recording Secretary

Sheri Borax

Immediate Past Chairperson

Linn Menne

Administrative Assistant

Women's Philanthropy Council 2016-2017


Women's Philanthropy Council

Advisory Council

Sandra Borns

Michelle Carafiol

Bonnie Carmell

Joanne Chunowitz

Jackie Cohen

Edith Familian

Joanne Hirschfield

Libby Hoffman

Lana Landa

Renee Mayer

Gail Scadron

Sheila Sloan

Elaine Steinberger

Arlene Volk

Barbara Weisberg

Judith N. Cohen

Carol Fragen

Yona Goldberg

Peggy Greenbaum

Frances Kaufman

Celia Norian

Annette Novack

Roberta Nyman

Barbara Platt

Marcia Stein

Lainie Weil