Campaign Totals Announced on 12/13
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The community is invited to the After Party Campaign Closing Celebration, the grand finale of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s 2018 Campaign for Jewish Needs, on Wednesday, December 13 at 7 pm at the Mandel JCC Stonehill Auditorium (26001 S. Woodland Road in Beachwood).
The After Party celebrates the Jewish community’s inspiring work raising funds for the Federation’s Campaign for Jewish Needs, the annual fundraising campaign that ensures our community’s vitality and vibrancy in the year ahead. Guests will participate in the BIG reveal to hear the 2018 Campaign total, and celebrate Chanukah with food, music, and more.
“I look forward to celebrating the success of this year’s Campaign and the power of our community working together,” said David F. Adler, General Campaign Chair. “It has been an honor to lead this Campaign for the past two years, and meet the people and hear the stories of our dollars at work. What we do is inspiring.”
The community will also celebrate Barry Guttman of Beachwood as he receives the Amb. Milton A. and Roslyn Z. Wolf Young Campaigner of the Year Award. The award recognizes leadership, dedication and hard work by a young leader on behalf of the Campaign for Jewish Needs.
“The award is a tremendous honor, and it's inspiring to join an elite group of people who have made such a big difference in our community,” said Guttman. “I look forward to continuing to work with those people and everyone else who wants to join our efforts to make our community even greater than it is today.”
Last year’s Campaign raised $31,172,731 from over 10,000 donors, in addition to a $500,000 match through the Double Your Impact Match. This year’s total is expected to exceed that amount.
The Cleveland Jewish community is comprised of 80,000 people, and the national and international reach of the Federation encompasses tens of thousands more. Through the Campaign for Jewish Needs, people’s lives are changed for the better in Cleveland, Israel, and 70 countries around the globe. 91 cents of each dollar donated goes directly to the community for programs and services.