Last week in this forum we announced several exciting initiatives in celebration of the Kaiserman JCC’s 50th Anniversary, including L’chaim — a Toast to the Kaiserman J’s 50th: We shared the hope that many of you might join us to raise a glass to the JCC’s legacy of impact and hear more about our vision for the future on December 15.
We also shared that we had adopted a strategic plan that embodies that vision, and our new and expanded board leadership are excited to make it a reality. It won’t happen overnight – it will take effort, investment, and perseverance. As they say, we’re in a marathon, not a sprint. In that spirit, we are kicking off a fundraising campaign for the future with my running the Philadelphia Marathon this coming Sunday to help catalyze the initiative. I invite you to get involved today in several ways:
- Donate to my marathon fundraising page! We are kicking off the campaign with a goal of $5,000 in crowdfunding. Help us achieve the goal as I do the same with my second Philadelphia Marathon.
- Donate to our Giving Tuesday campaign. Thanks to the generosity of matching donors, each Giving Tuesday pledge will be matched dollar for dollar.
- Consider making a larger gift: We are launching a special group of individuals, families and stakeholders committed to ensuring our ambitious goals become a reality. The 51st Society – this group personifies our strategic plan, committing to several years of funding the JCC beyond simply this 50th year.
Running a marathon requires several elements: A goal. A plan. The commitment to follow through. We look forward to having many of you join us on this journey, beginning this month. Take the first step with us today.