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Opportunities for Giving
The "2013 Opportunities for Giving: A Compendium of Information for Hadassah Members, Leaders, and the Curious" is now available online. Many of our Hadassah board members and committee chairs receive a flood of wonderful and welcome information from and about Hadassah. No doubt it sometimes can be too much of a good thing. It can be information overload.
To help organize the different opportunities for giving programs in effect for 2013, we have designed this Compendium to summarize the programs, to indicate where you can find more information and provide links when possible, to answer FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about popular programs, and even provide modifiable promotional information to make it easier to move ahead with opportunities for giving programs. Our intent is to update this document periodically and make it available on this webpage.
So many ways to give to Hadassah.......
Where Will You Make Your IMPACT?
Make your personal, positive impact where it means the most to you. Choose from more than a dozen areas. Choose the one that speaks to your heart. Your generous gift is a tangible affirmation of your commitment to Hadassah and to Israel in our 101st year.
Learn more about Hadassah's Annual Giving (Heroine/Hero, Visionary, Architect of the Future, Keeper of the Gate, Golden Keeper), Major Gifts (Chaverim, Benefactor, Young Founder, Centennial Founder, Circle of Founders, Society of Major Donors, Guardian of the Dream, Guardian of Life, Guardian of Tomorrow, Guardian of Zion, Guardian of Hope, and Guardian of the Future) options, and Planned Giving (charitable gift annuities, charitable trusts, bequests, and other planned gifts). Major Gift Levels for 2013 to July 2014.
A gift of any amount is appreciated. If you are able, please become a first-time Circle of Recognition (Heroine/Hero, Visionary, Architect of the Future) donor or Keeper of the Gate, or “step up” your previous commitment to the next giving level to make an even greater impact on Hadassah’s future. Give generously to honor our past, support our present and define our future!
Just let your Chapter Fundraising VP or one of our SE Region Fundraising VPs know of your interest and we will gladly have someone contact you.
MAKING YOUR DONATION COUNT! Have you thought about becoming a Keeper of the Gate, helping Hadassah with the gift of $1000 a year? Whether you pay that in a lump sum or in several checks during the year or you arrange a monthly automatic payment (it’s only $84 each month), it's a fabulous way to support Hadassah - and get a great looking pin in the bargain. Whether you've been thinking about it or not, though, now is the BEST time to start! Thanks to the newly inaugurated Keeper of the Gate Matching Gift Initiative, your $1000 will be matched by a very generous donation from from Dr. Alan and Sue Rothstein given in the memory of Alan’s mother Leona. Alan and Sue’s donation will match the $1000 from each new Keeper in the SE Region. It will also match the increased amount of every current Keeper who "steps up"; e.g., moving from regular Keeper ($1000) to Chai Keeper ($1800+). Finally, the $1000 from any Keeper who reactivates after a lapse of three years or more will be matched, as well, by the Rothstein Gift - all up to the total amount of $18,000. In short, when you become a Keeper right now, your $1000 becomes $2000, thanks to this generous initiative.
So, if you have been considering becoming a Keeper of the Gate, now is the perfect time to do it! You may contact your chapter’s Keeper of the Gate Chair or Region Vice President for Keepers of the Gate Barbara Solon at 379-2202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (P.S. We are looking for more Angels to perpetuate this matching gift program. If you know of someone who might be interested in doing a match, please contact Barbara.)
Circle of Recognition Birthday Club
The Circle of Recognition is an annual giving program available to members of the Southeastern Region of Hadassah. “Circle” members pledge to donate – as long as they are able – $100 per year (Heroine/Hero), $250 per year (Visionary) or $500 per year (Architect of the Future). Your contributions are credited to your Hadassah Group’s fundraising goal. New this year is the Circle of Recognition “Birthday Club.” You can give yourself – or a loved one – a birthday present that continues to support Hadassah year after year by making your annual contribution around the date of your birthday (or your loved one’s birthday). Your annual donation becomes a “birthday gift” that gives to others and helps change lives. Convenient automatic monthly credit card payment plans are also available. If you have questions or wish to enroll over the phone with a credit card, please contact Judy Serkin in the Hadassah office at 678-443-2961.
Help Build the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower
The William Davidson Foundation and Guardian Industries announced a new $12.5 million Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower matching gift challenge, made public during the Moving-In Day Ceremony in Jerusalem on March 19, 2012. It will provide a dollar for dollar match to any new gift to the Tower payable by December 15, 2014. As of May 2013, we have raised a total of $310,175,831 in Tower funds, including $8.7 million of the Total Davidson Tower Challenge Grant, nearly 70% of the William Davidson Foundation's stated goal. More details >. November 2013 Update>.
Cards and Tributes, Certificates, and E-Cards: These are one of the easiest ways to show your support for Hadassah. We offer cards for a new baby, sympathy, birthday, get well, bat/bar mitzvah, all occasion. Don't go to CVS or Wal-Mart when you can support Hadassah. Certificates are available for donations as little as $10 up to over $1800 and can be designated toward any project you desire. How about that special anniversary or birthday to support the Tower campaign? Now you have TWO options to send a certificate to your friends or family. You can go the traditional route and send a hard copy certificate that will be mailed for you (order online or call your Chapter's card/certificate coordinator) OR you can GO GREEN and take advantage of our new eCertificates that allow you send an email version of the certificate of your choice, which can then be printed on a home printer. Make sure you indicate your region and chapter if you order online.
Your Name in Israel: Your name on a brick, or a wall, or a tile at Hadassah Medical Organization symbolizes a life we have yet to save. Add your name—or honor, or memorialize, someone you love. Choose where to make your impact. Choose where to inscribe your name.
• Centennial Bricks or Heart Health Bricks on the Centennial Path in Miriam’s Garden, Ein Kerem
• Cheerful tiles brightening the hallways of Hadassah’s hospitals at Ein Kerem and Mount Scopus
• Walls of Honor in Ein Kerem (Research Patron’s Wall, Wall of Healing, Wall of Promise)
Donations start at $1,000. Donations are payable over 12 months.
Use www.goodsearch.com to earn $ for Hadassah: A simple reminder to everyone of a simple Internet shopping tool available which gives us all the easy opportunity of raising funds for Hadassah while we shop on-line. Just begin your search at goodsearch.com, then go to goodshop.com - - from there, you can shop through Amazon or any other shopping site you choose - - and when you designate "Hadassah" as your charity of choice, we make money.
Perpetual Yahrzeit: Who will say Kaddish? A Rabbi, under the auspices of Hadassah. Where? Beneath the beautiful stained glass windows by Marc Chagall in the Fannie and Maxwell Abbell Synagogue at the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem. When? Annually, on the Yahrzeit date, in accordance with the Hebrew calendar. Your donation will benefit the Hadassah Medical Organization and enable Hadassah to continue its pre-eminent role in healing, teaching and research. What better way to pay your respect to your loved ones than to give a life-affirming gift in their memory.
Plant A Tree in Israel: Plant a tree—or a dozen, or more—today. Since 1926, through generous donors like you, we have partnered with Jewish National Fund (JNF) to drain swamplands, plant forests, develop water resources and preserve Israel’s ecology.
Since April 1, 2013, all Hadassah units throughout the country – including our Greater Atlanta Hadassah office have been selling JNF trees for $18 each. Please be sure to remit $18 (payable to Hadassah) if you pay for your trees by check. The GAH office can also accept tree orders over the phone (678-443-2961) with a credit card payment. A generous price-break is available to you for a three-tree certificate: those will still be $36 instead of increasing to $54.
You may also purchase JNF trees (at $18/each) on-line. On-line ordering offers price-breaks on five- and 10-tree certificates. Please call Judy Serkin in the GAH office if you have any questions. Thank you for your continued support of Hadassah and the JNF.
THIN THREADS: Two Promotional Specials from Kiwi Publishing
Get a great bargain on Thin Threads: Real Stories of Hadassah Life Changing Moments. This exclusive Centennial edition has 101 stories to make you laugh, cry, nod your head, gasp and feel the warmth of the Hadassah sisterhood. While supplies last.
One book at the special sale price of $18.00
Two books for the price of one $29.95
A Personal Message from Rita Loventhal, Major Gifts Chair & Chair of the Southeastern Area Development Center
Dear Hadassah Friends,
To choose: to SELECT
All the above epitomize the CHOOSE YOUR IMPACT option we now have to show our support for all things Hadassah. You can choose to support medicine and healthcare, to advance peace, to advocate for women’s health, poverty issues, to support disadvantaged youth by helping support our Meir Shfeya and or Neurim villages—or to further their Olympic dreams! You can ensure Jewish Continuity thru our Young Judaea programs and camps, and of course you can educate the next generation of leaders in Israel by supporting our Hadasah Academic College. Finally, our HMO is an oasis of peace in an otherwise terribly troubled region. What loftier goal can there be than to forge close cooperation between the those who call that area home?
There are so many things Hadassah does right. It is time for you to let me find the best fit for you to CHOOSE YOUR IMPACT, to ENGAGE, TO EMPOWER OTHERS, TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Hadassah needs all our support in ways large and small. I want to mention a few other opportunities you may not have considered.
1- Art: We now have a unique relationship with the well known auction house Christies. Can you donate a piece of art to help us soar? Let me tell you more.
2- Legacy planning: Put Hadassah in your will and TELL us you did so. Please complete the Letter of Intent and let Hadassah know you have planned for the future.
Let me help you find a way to fulfill your dream of becoming a true benefactor of Hadassah—and repair the world as well. Future generations will thank you.
Rita Loventhal, Major Gifts Chair SE Region
We have many giving opportunities