Major Gifts Event
Federation kicks off the campaign with a Major Gifts Reception for our most generous donors at a lavish evening with an average attendance of 400. This extravagant reception sets the tone and pace for the entire year. Invited guests currently donate a minimum of $10,000 to the annual campaign. Past speakers at this extraordinary evening have included: George Will, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and political analyst; former US Ambassador to the United Nations Richard Holbrooke; and Joe Scarborough, host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
This multigenerational event brings together 400+ women for an important and exciting program. A minimum gift of $365 to the annual campaign is required to attend. Our esteemed speakers have included: Leigh-Anne Tuohy, inspirational subject of The Blind Side; Campbell Brown, award-winning journalist; Valerie Plame Wilson, best-selling author of Fair Game; and Camryn Manheim, Emmy Award-winning actress for her role in The Practice.
LIVE From Greater MetroWest
Late winter/early spring
The largest event of the year is attended by 600+ of our most loyal contributors who donate a minimum of $1,000 annually. A private cocktail reception precedes the dinner, allowing representatives of your firm optimal time to meet and network with our dedicated leadership and influential contributors. Past speakers have included: actor and singer Mandy Patinkin; Howie Mandel, comedian, television host, and actor; sports personality Bob Costas; and Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Bob Woodward.
Women’s Awareness Day
This educational event brings together 300 women of all ages from the community who currently donate a minimum gift of $180 to the annual campaign. Previous speakers have included: Gloria Borger, political columnist, US News & World Report and CNN senior analyst; Rear Admiral Susan J. Blumenthal; and Dr. Joyce Brothers.
Young Leadership Division
Three social events, attended by 200-300 young professionals ages 25-45, include the annual opening event, a winter comedy night, and the end-of-year celebration. YLD also hosts active affinity groups throughout the community that attract an array of young professionals. Additionally, they maintain a robust viral community through multiple social media platforms that reach hundreds of affluent, educated, young professionals.
Our fiscal campaign year ends with an annual meeting attended by the most celebrated of Greater MetroWest’s leadership. The event brings together family and friends of new and former leadership. It’s a final opportunity of the year to align your good name with ours.
All events benefit the annual United Jewish Appeal Campaign of Greater MetroWest NJ