The Case for Women’s Philanthropy

An individual contribution demonstrates commitment to one’s community. Consider the following:

  • In the Torah, specifically in Parashat Ki Tissa, G-d commands Moses to take a census of the Children of Israel by collecting a half-shekel coin from each adult. The funds collected by the Jewish people were used to build the Tabernacle, the place that they could best worship G-d. Each person’s gift counted equally and each person was counted as part of the community.
  • A woman’s gift, as a man’s gift, is a responsibility, a right and a privilege.
  • A women’s gift expresses her personal sense of responsibility for the needs of Jews locally and overseas.
  • By making a gift in one’s own name, each person earns the right to influence communal decision making. When a woman is invested in the community through philanthropic giving, she is more likely to become educated and involved, leading to further community involvement. Women who give in their own names are more likely to be change agents.
  • The United States and Michigan State Governments consider support for Israel and the Jewish community based on the number of contributors, not the number of families or households. A combined family gift is considered one gift, not two.
  • Women serve as role models for their children, spouses, friends and other family for this generation and in future generations. Women carry the torch of communal responsibility and education about tzedakah.

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