Giving Levels

 

The Jewish Federation of Howard County has special recognition categories based upon our donors’ various levels of giving. Your gift helps save Jewish lives and enrich Jewish life in Howard County, Israel, and more than 70 countries around the world.

"I feel good about the donation that I know is going toward building Jewish life in Howard County and around the world. I have seen the value that Federation adds to our community – from Yom Hashoah observation to religious school scholarships to counseling for those in need – and I know that I am doing my part for my fellow Jews."

 

-- Elliot Shefrin, 
Knesset Club donor & VP-Operations

  • King David Society

    King David Society is for philanthropists who contribute $25,000 or more to the Annual Campaign. KDS members share a passionate concern for issues that affect the worldwide Jewish community and set inspiring standards in philanthropic giving.

  • Joshua Society

    Joshua Society is a community of philanthropists who contribute $10,000 or more to the Annual Campaign, making an impact in the community and demonstrating the loyalty, charisma, and skillful leadership of this group’s namesake.

  • Lion of Judah

    Women donors giving a minimum gift of $5,000 to the Annual Campaign become members of a nationally recognized group. These women proudly wear their Lion of Judah pins and play an essential role in creating social justice, healing the sick, feeding the hungry, preserving human dignity, and building Jewish identity.

  • Tree of Life

    Established by the Jewish Federation of Howard County, the Tree of Life Society is for donors who make an annual gift of $3,600 or more to the Annual Campaign. This meaningful level signifies deep commitment to the local and global Jewish community. As it says in Proverbs, “It is a tree of life to those who hold fast to it, and all of its supporters are happy.”

  • Pomegranate

    Women donors giving a minimum gift of $1,800 to the Annual Campaign become members of a nationally recognized group. These women proudly wear a sterling silver Pomegranate pin, representing a commitment to saving lives, as well as to helping Jews in need around the world.

  • Maimonides Society

    The Maimonides Society is the national society for Jewish doctors who show our community that healing is not just a profession, but a core Jewish value. Eligibility for the society requires medical professionals to make a minimum gift of $1,800 or more to the Annual Campaign.

  • Knesset Club

    Knesset Club encourages donors to contribute a minimum of $100 a month, an annual gift of $1,200 to the Annual Campaign. The Knesset Club hosts a wide variety of informative, networking, and entertaining community events that work to bring the community together.

  • Ben Gurion Society

    The Ben-Gurion Society (BGS) is a nationally recognized giving level for individuals ages 22-45 who make a minimum gift of $1,000 to the Annual Campaign. BGS is founded on the principles of David Ben-Gurion, that young men and women use their vision and combine their power, passion, and resources to build a strong and responsible Jewish community at home, in Israel, and around the world.

  • oxyGEN Chai Society

    Chai Society is a giving level for Jewish adults 22-45 who make a minimum gift of $180 ($15/month) or more to the Annual Campaign. This society is for young adults in Howard County who are paying it forward and working to build a better future for our community.