Donor Programs

Our Donor Programs

campus capital campaign

Women’s Philanthropy

Donor events

SAFE SRQ Guardians

Our Donor Programs

Our Federation is dedicated to building a vibrant Jewish community where  philanthropy, volunteerism and shared commitment come together to make a difference. We encourage you not only to attend an event that interests you, but to consider providing the financial support necessary for us to continue offering diverse and exciting programming in the future.  

Campus Capital Campaign

Campus Development

Development of the Greenspon Campus for Jewish Life is well underway thanks to the generosity of our Capital Campaign donors. We look forward to welcoming the Sarasota Manatee community in late 2023!      

Our Capital Campaign Donors

To learn more about our exciting plans for the campus and hear directly from our donors, please take a few minutes to view the video from our Facebook Watch channel.

Donate to The Campaign

Show your support for our new campus by making a donation to the Capital Campaign Fund. Click on the “Donate Now” button or reach out to our team to learn more about how you can help make our Greenspon Campus for Jewish Life a reality.

Women’s Philanthropy

At Federation, we recognize and celebrate the contributions of women in making the world a better place. Please consider joining the long line of women who carry on the fundamental Jewish tradition of “tzedakah,” where the joy of giving is equal to the impact of the gift.

Lion of Judah

Become a Lion of Judah with your first gift of $5000 or more and proudly wear the internationally recognized Lion of Judah pin, which represents sisterhood, connectedness, philanthropy, Jewish values and social action. Each year that a woman sustains her gift of $5,000 to The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, she is eligible to have an additional diamond set into her pin.

As a Lion, you have a unique opportunity to become intimately involved with your philanthropy, helping to influence the global agenda through a myriad of programs, events and gatherings, including the International Lion of Judah Conference held every other year. You will also be invited to attend our annual Lion of Judah and Pomegranate Luncheon, which features an inspirational speaker.


The Pomegranate recognizes women who generously contribute between $1,800 and $4,999 annually to our Federation’s development efforts. The Pomegranate pin is worn proudly as a symbol of a woman’s commitment to honoring the mitzvot of tzedakah and gemilut chassadim (acts of righteousness and loving kindness).  The pomegranate is one of the oldest symbols found in Judaism; it is said that each pomegranate contains 613 seeds, equal to the number of mitzvot or commandments in the Torah. Pomegranate donors are invited to attend the annual Lion of Judah and Pomegranate luncheon which includes an empowering speaker.

Click here to request more information from Hermione Gilpin, our Chief Advancement Officer.

Women’s Giving Circle

The Jewish Federation of Sarasota Manatee Women’s Giving Circle, or Ma’agal Nashim, is a giving circle that empowers women as philanthropists, decision makers and agents of change.  The Women’s Giving Circle’s mission is to enhance the lives of Jewish women and children who need help and live in Israel. Each year, WGC distributes grants to nonprofit organizations in Israel who help fulfill our mission.

Since its start in 2014, we have distributed more than $385,000 in grants to 88 nonprofits in Israel that help women and children of all backgrounds live safer, healthier and more meaningful lives. Click here to apply for a Women’s Giving Circle grant.

Feel free to reach out to Jeremy for further information about Women’s Giving Circle. Please click the button below to learn more and see and a list of grant recipients. ​

Donor Events

We are honored to host a number of annual events that engage our generous donors and allow them to visit with long-time friends, make new connections, and learn about the impact of their gifts.

Annual Donor Appreciation Party

Each year, the Federation recognizes and celebrates those generous donors who made significant financial contributions to our annual fundraising efforts. Past celebrations have included well-known speakers and dynamic cultural events in festive, welcoming and elegant surroundings. 

Annual Lion of Judah and Pomegranate Luncheon

We recognize our female philanthropists who support our Federation with annual gifts of $1800-$4999 (Pomegranate) and $5000 or more (Lion of Judah) at a luncheon, often featuring a well-known speaker. 

International Women's Day Celebration

This annual community-wide event brings hundreds of women and men together to celebrate the power and resilience of women.  

Safe SRQ Guardians

A Safe Place

At the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee we are working to ensure a safe and secure presence, while building a future where everyone can thrive.

Safe SRQ resources empower you to stay aware and active in the fight to maintain security in a wide variety of circumstances. As Head of Security, Tom Baugher serves as a resource to the broader community and is available for training opportunities, questions or concerns you may have.

Please consider making a financial contribution to our Safe SRQ Guardians initiative to help us continue this vital work.

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