Federation Giving Societies

The Jewish Federations of North America offer 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 wonderful opportunities to join your Federation in making a major impact in improving Jewish life here at home, in Israel and around the globe.


Ben Gurion Society is a national network of young adults, ages 25-45, who make a contribution of $1,000 or more to their local Jewish Federation as a sign of their commitment to leadership in the community. For more information about joining BGS and taking part in its events, please contact the Young Leadership professional at your local Federation.


Joshua Society is a community of philanthropists who come together -- families seeking to make an impact in the Jewish community, and individual donors as well, who contribute $10,000 or more to their Federation’s annual campaign, demonstrating the loyalty, charisma and skillful leadership of this group’s namesake. For more information about joining the Joshua Society so that you and your family can take part in its events, please contact the charitable giving professional at your local Federation.


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. In most communities, the threshold annual commitment is $5,000. More >


King David Society is a network of community leaders 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 joining the King David Society and taking part in its special events, please contact the charitable giving professional at your local Federation.


Star of David Society honors outstanding philanthropists who have endowed their gift by creating a Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment (PACE) or Lion of Judah Endowment (LOJE) contribution of $200,000 or other permanent endowment of $500,000 or more. For more information about the Star of David Society, please contact the endowment professional at your local Federation.


Prime Minister's Council convenes Federation’s leading donors who contribute more than $100,000 to their Federation’s Annual Campaign or have made an endowment commitment to their Federation of $2 million. For more information about joining the Prime Minister’s Council and taking part in its special events, please contact the charitable giving professional at your local Federation.


International Leadership Reunion is an annual international gathering for major philanthropic leaders from North and South America, Australia, Europe, Israel and South Africa who contribute a minimum of $250,000 to the Annual Campaign in their local communities and who share a deep interest in supporting Israel and Jewish communities around the world. During ILR events, members have opportunities to sit down for conversations with world leaders in politics, business and the nonprofit sector. For more information about International Leadership Reunion events, please contact the charitable giving professional at your local Federation.


Leadership Roundtable convenes donors whose Annual Campaign gifts to their local Federations total $1 million or more. Leadership Roundtable members gather to address the Federation movement's most pressing issues with other critical stakeholders whose philanthropy has demonstrated a deep commitment to local, national and global projects in the Jewish community. For more information about Leadership Roundable events, please contact the charitable giving professional at your local Federation.

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