When I first met with Cathy Gardner to discuss the LIFE & LEGACY program, I was both excited and nervous. To be honest I was terrified ~ it was a tall order.
On December 2, 1987, the names of 20 individuals were presented to the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton’s Board as the proposed Board of Trustees for the newly formed Jewish Foundation.
My involvement with the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton has been a lifelong commitment. Growing up here, I know many of the people who have served as Campaign Chair, and while I do have large feet, the shoes I must fill are larger still.
As individuals, our interests and passions vary. One’s ability to take a piece of their passion and give it to an organization through volunteer work is such an amazing gift.
The New Year started off on a high note, with The Ohio State University winning against Washington 28-23 in the Rose Bowl.
On the surface, our mission – Guided by Jewish traditions, Jewish Family Services of Greater Dayton provides individuals and families within the Miami Valley with the tools and services to lead a happy and healthy life – emphasizes who we serve, individuals and families in the Miami Valley.
Die-hard baseball fans are, among other things, dedicated, loyal and passionate. They will do anything to support their team. Our volunteers are a lot like this, including one of our biggest fans, Audrey Tuck.
As 2018 comes to an end, we have been working tirelessly to close our Annual Campaign. I am quickly reminded of my first campaign gift, and why I have chosen to give since that initial gift over 30 years ago.
PJ Library families will have more opportunities to connect with one another and participate in Jewish life, thanks to the PJ Library Get Together grants program.
The importance of volunteering and giving back is taught from the very beginning. Bringing in tzedakah is just one of the ways that the children learn about how they can do charitable or kind things for others.