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



Sheri Borax


Stephanie S. Ross

Co-Chair Campaign

Marjorie Kulp

Co-Chair Campaign

Judy Cohen

Co-Chair Education

Mirian "Mimi" Paley

Co-Chair Education

Carol Horwich Luber

Co-Chair Outreach

Sherry Salzman

Co-Chair Outreach

Marnie Miller

Recording Secretary

Lainie Weil

Immediate Past Chairperson

Elaine “Chickie” Steinberger

Immediate Past Campaign Co-Chair

Women's Philanthropy Council 2016-2017


Women's Philanthropy Council

Past WP Chairs

Sandra Borns

Michelle Carafiol

Bonnie Carmell

Joanne Chunowitz

Jackie Cohen

Edith Familian

Joanne Hirschfield

Libby Hoffman

Paula Klein

Lana Landa

Dolly Levy

Renee Mayer

Nora Rado

Gail Scadron

Sheila Sloan

Arlene Volk

Barbara Weisberg

Judith N. Cohen

Celia Norian

Marcia Stein

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