Thursday, July 12, 2012

Doing a World of Good - Our Key Accomplishments

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As we wrap up the annual campaign, we wanted to take a minute to share with you some key accomplishments of the last fiscal year that we're proud of and we feel you can be proud of supporting!

Thank you for all that you do - it's YOU who enable us to do a world of good, and make a world of difference!

2012 Campaign 
This year, your Federation raised $7,203,267 to do a world of good, including $1,803,174 of Customized Gifts. Our amazing staff of philanthropy professionals and lay solicitors/leaders touched more than 2,318 donors in the annual campaign, with 312 customized gifts. This includes $2,138,434 from Women’s Philanthropy which once again set the “gold standard” in engagement and stewardship. 

2030 Project
In 2012 the 2030 Project launched as a community-wide resource to connect Jewish San Diego young adults to the Jewish community and to each other. The research portion of the 2030 Project culminated in a successful summit and in-depth report summarizing the
 research and recommendations of next steps. The 2030 Project built a network of leaders of all the groups that serve young adults. In June, the 2030 Project launched the new Jewish young adult web portal and awarded its first round of program grants. 

Federation Launches New Website 

The year the Federation officially re-launched its website – - offering the latest news, community events and Jewish resources here in San Diego. The website features RSS feeds from breaking news sources on Israel, engaging blogs, a local news feed from our partners and programs, new interesting videos and social media integration. You will also find the most up-to-date information on critical Federation programs, missions and opportunities to do a world of good! 

Innovation Grants 
Based on last year’s success, Federation opened up funding to all
Jewish non-profit organizations in San Diego. This year we provided first year innovation funding to 
7 new projects that will provide programs and services to children, teens, adults and seniors. We provided 2nd year funding to 9 continuing projects. Federation offered technical workshops and one-on-one services for all grantees in budgeting, goal-setting, outcomes and impact evaluation, fundraising and leveraging addition funding, and marketing, which were highly rated by grantees as critical to their success. 

JCRC Launch 

The new Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) held its first community wide meeting of more than 70 participants representing all facets of the San Diego Jewish community including synagogues, non-profits, agencies, schools as well as active Jewish community members. The JCRC named its first Executive Committee and received micro-grant funding from the Israel Action Network. 

JSSC Aging Symposium  
The newly formed Jewish Senior Services Council (JSSC) held its first Aging Symposium to learn about topics critical to seniors in our community and to identify our next initiatives, following the success of On The Go. The symposium included an all-star list of experts in the realms of senior care, medicine, technology and health, which led to a robust discussion about the needs and concerns of our senior community, as well as opportunities for action. The symposium brought over 50 participants and created momentum for working together to improve quality of life for seniors.  

One Happy Camper

The Federation’s One Happy Camper Program was awarded a $10,000 marketing grant, from the Foundation for Jewish Camp as well as inspiring Federations donor to give $41,704 for Jewish campers. This year, our One Happy Camper program brought 120 first timers to overnight Jewish summer camp, a cornerstone of Jewish identity. 

San Diego Celebrates Israel 

This year’s San Diego Celebrates Israel Festival was attended by 2,500 to 3,000 San Diegans, and featured partnerships with 78 schools, synagogues, Jewish organizations, and businesses. The celebration of Israel’s 64th year of independence was front and center at Ski Beach, Mission Bay. Federation partnered with Friendship Circle Walk to raise funds for children with disabilities in Sha’ar HaNegev and here in San Diego. The celebration also featured numerous corporate underwriters including a complimentary El Al round-trip ticket to Israel.

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Sha’ar HaNegev Opening 

On June 26th, the Federation and our partners in Sha’ar HaNegev will celebrate the opening of the Yitzchak Shavit School and special dedication of the Alexander Joseph Viterbi Arts Center. Over the past ten years, the Federation and San Diego Jewish community have contributed more than $11 million to the embattled region, which is under constant threat from Gaza rockets. The school will open its doors for the first time to over 1,200 students, and for many, it will their first opportunity for exposure to the arts, music, design and drama. The dedication ceremony will be attended by several families from San Diego as well as dignitaries from the Israeli government.

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TribeFest 2012

This March, the second annual TribeFest was held in Las Vegas. TribeFest is a JFNA conference for Jews in their late 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, and was attended by over 1,500 young adults, including 30 from San Diego. Organizers and partner organizations crafted a program of break-out sessions that tapped into hot issues in the Jewish community such as sustainability, social entrepreneurship, LGBT, Israel & Zionism, dating, and the upcoming Presidential elections.


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