The Ben-Gurion Society (BGS) is an elite group of Jewish leaders under the age of 45 who make a household contribution of $1,000 or more the Jewish Federation’s Annual Campaign.  Your BGS membership gives you access to private networking opportunities. In Houston, it empowers young adults to combine their knowledge, passion and resources to build a stronger Jewish community at home, in Israel and around the world. 

By being a part of BGS, you have access to exclusive networking and private events throughout the year with a group of the Federation’s most philanthropic Jewish young professionals. Here in Houston, there are more than 135 Ben-Gurion Society members.

Join us and help strengthen our community!

If you would like more information about
becoming a member of the Ben-Gurion Society,
contact Lisa Stanton at, 713.729.7000 x319
or Samantha Wallace at,  713.729.7000 x328.

Join BGS for its kick-off event.


Featuring: Karen Katz, CEO of Neiman Marcus Group


Thursday, November 10, 2016 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Program begins promptly at 5:45 p.m.

Neiman Marcus in the Galleria- 2600 Post Oak Blvd.

Light Bites & Cocktails (Dietary Laws observed)


Online registration is now closed. Questions? call 713.729.7000

President and Chief Executive Officer Karen Katz leads Neiman Marcus Group (NMG) a leading international omni-channel retailer of luxury and fashion merchandise with its three prestigious brands: Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and  


Under Ms. Katz, the company has embarked on strategies centered around the customer experience, the store of the future, and technology with a focus on mobile e-commerce and marketing. With sales of approximately $5 billion, NMG employs over 15,000 associates in stores, divisions and facilities nationwide and in Germany, and ships worldwide from its website.  


During her over 30-year career with NMG, Ms. Katz has held myriad management and leadership positions in the Company’s Stores’ and Merchandising organization. From 2000-2002, she led Neiman Marcus Direct, and is credited with establishing the Company as the leading e-commerce destination for luxury and designer merchandise.  She returned to Neiman Marcus Stores in 2002 as President and CEO where she directed unprecedented sales growth and the opening of over a dozen full-line stores. She became President and CEO, Neiman Marcus Group in October 2010.