Women's Philanthropy | Shalom Austin

WOMEN'S PHILANTHROPY

EVERY WOMAN IS A PHILANTHROPIST

Across the country women’s giving is increasing, with approximately 30% of all gifts to the Annual Campaigns made by women. Women’s Philanthropy encourages women to make an individual gift for many reasons, including demonstrating leadership and taking equal responsibility for meeting the needs of our local & global Jewish community, whether you give $18 or $18,000, you are a part of our collective impact that makes our community thrive.

ABOUT US

Guided by our traditions of tzedakah (righteousness) and tikkun olam (repairing the world), we are committed to ensuring a thriving Jewish future in Austin, Israel and around the world. Join us in our commitment to:

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Philanthropy

We believe the future well-being of the global Jewish community is linked to the power of women’s philanthropy, the fastest growing phenomenon in fundraising today. 

Education

We strive to have all women more deeply understand the significance of their philanthropic decisions. 

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Engagement

We provide a place in the community for all women to come together to promote, enhance and celebrate Jewish life. 

Leadership

We nurture leadership to strengthen our Jewish community in Austin, Israel and in 70 countries across the globe through our Annual Campaign and meaningful engagement opportunities. 

GIVING SOCIETIES

We invite you to join the hundreds of wonderful women involved in building a strong Jewish community through Women’s Philanthropy. Giving Societies are for women who want to deepen their involvement by making a gift to the Shalom Austin Annual Campaign.

Lion of Judah

Women contributing $5,000 and above to the Shalom Austin Annual Campaign

Pomegranate Society

Women contributing $1,800 to $4,999 to the Shalom Austin Annual Campaign

MEET THE COMMITTEE

This coordinating body is comprised of volunteers who dedicate their time and talent to provide meaningful opportunities for Austin’s Jewish women.

Co- Chairs

Jill Graham
Frances Meltzer 

Advisory Council

Robin Davis
Jennifer Failla Hoffman
Pam Frager
Jennifer Greenblum
Lauren Halpern
Karen Kogut
Nora Lieberman
Phil Loewy
Suzanne Newberg
Val Newberg
Marianne Rochelle
Debbie Rudy
Kim Schocket
Randi Shade
Toby Shor
Margo Smith
Tracy Solomon
Robyn Sperling
Lecia Sud
Julie Waltzer

Ex-Officio

Orly Feldman

GET INVOLVED

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Events

We are committed to building a Jewish community that is welcoming, engaging and demonstrates the impact a woman makes by having her voice heard. Join us at our next event!

Philanthropy Opportunities

Across the country women’s giving is increasing, with approximately 30% of all gifts to Annual Campaigns made by women. Women’s Philanthropy encourages women to make an individual gift for many reasons, including demonstrating leadership and taking equal responsibility for meeting the needs of our local and global Jewish community, whether you give $18 or $18,000, you are a part of our collective impact that makes our community thrive. 

Endowment Opportunities

Forever Lions, donors of $5,000+ who have endowed their gifts in perpetuity. As of April 2024, we proudly have 29 Forever Lions in Austin.

PACE (Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment) is an opportunity for givers of all levels to endow their Annual Campaign gifts through the Shalom Austin Jewish Foundation.

Volunteer Opportunities

The volunteer spirit is the backbone of Shalom Austin. Only through the efforts and energy of our volunteers are we able to provide top-notch programs and services to the Austin community and beyond. 

Travel With Us

Create meaningful experiences through missions that engage, train, inspire and develop a stronger connection to Shalom Austin’s impact locally and abroad.

It’s Not Too Late to Make Your Gift!

All gifts of any size make a difference.

Shana Creeger

Shana Creeger

Development Director

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