Archive for May 2015

A Snapshot on YOUR Federation

A snapshot on your Federation: The 2015 Annual Campaign now sits at $12.3 Million towards our $13.7 Million goal. We have secured $4.9 Million in EITC funds for our Jewish Day Schools and Jewish preschools, a $600,000 increase over last year. Our Foundation has added over $23.5 Million in new and additional funds, already exceeding our goal…

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Coming Together for Tikkun Leil Shavuot

This week’s Parsah, Bamidbar, has a description of the twelve tribes and how their camps were structured. While each tribe had its own location where it’s members lived, they all shared in something important, being members of the Jewish people. Saturday night begins the holiday of Shavuot, one of the three pilgrimage holidays in the Jewish calendar.…

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Do You Have to be a Millionaire to Set Up a Fund?

The Post Gazette printed an insert magazine on Thursday titled, “In the Lead”.  While nearly all of it is dedicated to the private and public businesses of our region, one page talked about nonprofits.  On that page, there is a list of “Top Foundations”.  This list is not ordered by asset size, but by the…

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What Does It Mean To Be a Leader

Leadership is all about….leading. I’m really proud of a meeting that took place this week in our offices on McKee Place.  Many Federations across the country use the same database and website platform.  The product we are using is relatively new to all of us.  It has incredible capabilities.  Our marketing and Information Technology (IT)…

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A Marathon Week of Activity at Federation

It’s been a marathon week of nonstop activity. At the beginning of it, over 30 Pittsburghers who graduated from the Wexner Heritage Program as well as recipients of the Wexner Fellowship descended on Columbus, OH to celebrate the Wexner Foundation’s 30th Anniversary.  This wasn’t just a party of 1,200 people from around North America and Israel, it…

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