In advance of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa’s Annual Campaign, three very generous donor families – Barbara Crook and Dan Greenberg (the Danbe Foundation); Roger and Robert Greenberg; and the Stephen Greenberg family – came together as equal partners in creating a $500,000 Challenge Fund to match all new and increased gifts to the Campaign and support the Jewish Superhighway.
Undoubtedly, you will read and hear about this fund many times, and I do hope you will participate in the challenge by giving even more generously than in the past!
Often I use a column as an opportunity to share with community members my thinking, or share a bit about myself. Therefore, this article will not explain the ins and outs of the Challenge Fund – for that, please do read the Case for Community distributed with this edition of the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin). Rather, I want to explain what this type of financial commitment means to me, as Federation CEO. [Read more…]