Women's Philanthropy is Priceless!
Women who are Lion of Judah Society members contribute at least $5,000 in their own name to the Federation’s Annual Campaign. Currently, the Lion of Judah Society boasts a roster of over 250 women from across the community. The gift is under the woman’s own name and not a joint gift with her significant other.
Women who are Pomegranates contribute at least $1,800 in their own name to the Federation’s Annual Campaign. Currently, the Pomegranate Society boasts a roster of more than 150 women from across the community. The gift is under the woman’s own name and not a joint gift with her significant other.
Pearl Society, replacing Pacesetters, is for donors who contribute between $500 and $1799, which includes the opportunity to obtain a pearl Hamsa necklace and additional charm based on giving level. Additionally this program allows younger women (under the age of 35) to become a society member with an annual donation as low as $180 a year. The gift is under the woman’s own name and not a joint gift with her significant other.
Collage is the Federation’s single largest outreach and fundraising event for women. This event occurs in January or February every year. The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston has been there for people who need help to through challenging times, particularly in the local community.
This year's Collage was a great success, with almost 800 people raising just under $1 million for the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston's 2016 annual campaign.
The featured guest speaker was Israeli attorney and advocate for women’s safety Linor Abargil. Her story of surviving a sexual attack in the weeks leading up her crowning as Miss World pageant in 1998 is chronicled in the Emmy Award-nominated film Brave Miss World. Linor Abargil is a champion for justice and has committed her life to empowering women across the globe to share their stories and end sexual assault.