Giving Societies


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The Federation offers many opportunities for donors who dedicate substantial philanthropic resources to Federation campaigns to take part in distinctive events along with peers from across the continent who share their passion for doing good.

Here are seven wonderful opportunities to join the Federation in making a major impact in improving Jewish life here in Columbus, in Israel and around the globe.

Chai Society is a community of young Jewish philanthropists who make a gift of $118 or more to the Jewish Federation of Columbus’ Annual Campaign. In recognition of Chai members’ contributions, they have access to exclusive events, perks and discounts

Ben Gurion Society is a national donor recognition society for young adults, ages 25-45, who make a contribution of $1,000 or more to the Federation as a sign of their commitment to leadership in the community.

Lions of Judah are the most dynamic philanthropic Jewish women in the world. They are strong women of all ages, an international sisterhood of thousands of global activists who care deeply about the Jewish future. Each woman makes an annual donation to the Jewish Federation that reflects her capacity to give. The threshold annual commitment is $5,000.

King Solomon Society recognizes donors who give a minimum of $5,000 to the annual campaign. King Solomon members are the foundation of our Columbus Jewish community and because of their philanthropic support, we are able to continue building toward a prosperous Jewish community of tomorrow in Columbus, Israel and around the World.

King David Society is a community of philanthropists who contribute $25,000 or more to the Federation Annual Campaign. They share a passionate concern for issues that affect the worldwide Jewish community and set inspiring standards in philanthropic giving. For more information about King David Society events.

Elliott Mendes

Chief Development Officer614.559.3211
emendes@tcjf.org