In addition to the Annual Campaign, JFGI is highlighting three supplemental giving opportunities in 2021: the Emergency Financial Assistance Fund, the Safe Indy Security Initiative, and the YoPhI Teen Board.
JFGI agencies and beneficiary organizations rely on the Annual Campaign to carry out their work and ensure a flourishing Jewish community. Additionally, there are important direct philanthropic opportunities to help these agencies and organizations achieve their goals.
“While your support for the Annual Campaign very likely accomplishes your philanthropic desires, supplemental giving provides even more opportunity to address your philanthropic interests and goals for our community,” said Josh Lodolo, Senior Director of the Charles A. Cohen Department of Planned Giving and Endowment.
In addition to your support for the Annual Campaign, JFGI is seeking additional support for the following funds and programs.
Emergency Financial Assistance Fund
JFGI is embarking on a fundraising drive to permanently endow the Emergency Financial Assistance Fund.
For decades, Jewish Family Services (JFS) has worked with individuals in this community as they face their most vulnerable times. JFS case workers provide direct aid to individuals in their times of need. While a modest sum from the Annual Campaign is allocated for this direct aid, the Indianapolis community needs are greater.
Safe Indy Security Initiative
JFGI is fundraising to sustain the Safe Indy Security Initiative, an innovative security program that has yet to be fully funded.
It takes one misstep in safety precautions for someone with ill intentions to compromise a community. The Safe Indy Security Initiative was founded to prevent and prepare before a disruption can ever take place. Community Security Director Grant Mendenhall is working with Jewish organizations throughout the region to assess their security needs and strategize how to keep those spaces safe.
YoPhI Teen Board
JFGI is raising money for the YoPhI Teen Board, a transformational program for Jewish teens that will soon go unfunded.
YoPhI is a grant giving organization composed of juniors and seniors in high school. Board members raise money, consider, and provide grants to local organizations. Participants gain the tools they need for a lifetime of philanthropy, community involvement, and service to the Jewish community. The board partnered with the Jewish Teen Funders Network in its first few years, but that funding commitment will soon come to an end.
To learn more about these specific giving opportunities, or about supplemental giving in general, contact Josh Lodolo, Senior Director of the Charles A. Cohen Department of Planned Giving and Endowment, at email@example.com or Michael Skolnick, Senior Director of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org.