Impact of Your Gift

A single gift to the Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s 2020 Annual Campaign helps ensure that Jews in southeastern Wisconsin will have the programs and services that sustain and nurture Jewish life. It will also reach into every corner of the global Jewish community to serve those in need. No gift changes more Jewish lives.

What can your gift pay for?

  • $50 provides hot meals for 10 seniors
  • $100 educates a classroom of students about the Holocaust
  • $250 provides a month of in-home counseling sessions for a homebound adult
  • $1,000 pays for free Shabbat dinners for 150 college students
  • $5,000 helps 5 children attend Jewish day schools
  • $10,000 helps 20 children experience Jewish summer camp

Our Impact

The funds raised in the 2018 Annual Campaign were put to work, creating a healthy Jewish community today and ensuring a healthy Jewish community in the future.

Caring for people in need

  • 40,000 individuals fed by pantries, mobile meals, and food drives
  • 30,000 elderly Jews receiving food, medicine, and shelter in Ukraine
  • 7,300 mental health sessions
  • 700 individuals receiving case management services
  • 500 Milwaukee-area elderly Jews from the former Soviet Union receiving social services
  • 330 residents in affordable housing
  • 5 residences for low income seniors and individuals with special needs

Building Jewish identity

  • $56,000 to send children to Jewish camp in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • 12,000 visitors to Jewish Museum Milwaukee
  • 10,000 free Shabbat dinners for college students
  • 1,800 children and teens at Jewish day and overnight camps
  • 600 children in Jewish day schools (PK-8)
  • 500 teens in Jewish youth groups

Pursuing a just world

  • $40,000 invested in educating students on campus about Israel and anti-Semitism
  • 20,000+ individuals learned the lessons of the Holocaust at the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center
  • 400 individuals at the Greater Milwaukee hunger walk
  • 40 anti-Semitic incidents addressed by our Jewish Community Relations Council

Creating Israel connections

  • $30,000 to send young adults on Birthright trips
  • $15,000 invested in promoting religious pluralism in Israel
  • 10,200 hot lunches served at Branco Weiss High School in Israel
  • 3,500 Milwaukee participants in Israel cultural programs
  • 400 Milwaukee attendees at programs with Ron Dermer, Israel’s Ambassador to the US
  • 51 years of Shlichut (Israel cultural emissary program)

Developing financial support

  • $190,000,000 in assets held at the Jewish Community Foundation
  • $19,000,000 in future legacy gifts
  • $10,118,022 in grants to nonprofit organizations
  • $6,350,000 raised by the Annual Campaign
  • $600,000+ scholarships for day schools, Jewish camps, and Israel experiences
  • $500,000 invested in security upgrades to Jewish community properties

One  gift supports the Federation and also our network of local and international partners. We are hard at work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in Milwaukee, in Israel and in 70 countries around the world. See where the money goes when you donate to our Annual Campaign.

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