Connecting on Federation’s Super Sunday

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Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte’s Annual Campaign is well underway with close to $1.3 million in pledges from over 500 donors as of March 15. On the heels of the Main Event, the campaign team has been busy contacting donors to explain why this year’s $5 million campaign is special and why it is so important to achieve this goal.

This year, with a theme of “March Madness,” Super Sunday is on March 6. Approximately 100 volunteers will (safely) gather again in the Sam Lerner Center for Cultural Arts to place more than hundreds calls in just six hours.

 This year’s co-chairs for Super Sunday are Eliza Carney, Rebekah Rubenstein, and Kara Culp. They are the perfect choice to rally our volunteers to deliver Federation’s message of community and responsibility.

 Kara expressed her enthusiasm about co-chairing this year’s event. “This community continues to enrich not only the lives of my family, but the greater Charlotte community and beyond. I feel privileged to work alongside two other amazing women on Super Sunday to help ensure we have a thriving Jewish community for years to come. It is an exciting time to be an active member in Jewish life in Charlotte, and I look forward to watching all the good work unfold with the support of our generous Charlotte community.”  

While volunteers are connecting with donors, they are also connecting with each other, sharing and celebrating what the Jewish community and Jewish Federation mean to them. It is a fun and meaningful way for individuals who feel like they have gained so much to feel they can give back. Volunteers still have the opportunity to be a part of Super Sunday if they call the Federation office by March 1.

 Eliza commented: “One of my favorite things about Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte is how it brings the community together and provides resources and opportunities that create countless moments for connection. Now more than ever, I’m thrilled to be a part of this year’s Super Sunday, yet another opportunity to bring our community together and work together to make moments like this possible.”

 Reflecting on the importance of connections, Rebekah added, “Our gifts allow Federation to be the central organization that brings all of these agencies together to benefit our community and its members. Federation is the connector that builds a foundation that my family has benefitted from in almost every aspect of our lives, from preschool to day school to adult education.”

 The impact Federation continues to make on Jewish life is more critical than ever. Each gift allows Federation to provide ongoing assistance to vital initiatives, resulting in a vibrant Jewish community. It will take everyone’s help to reach this year’s goal. Donors like you will be counted on to step up during this important time in our Jewish lives, so when you receive a call on March 6 from a number you don’t recognize, don’t hesitate to pick up!

 If you have not donated to the Annual Campaign before and are not on our call list, this is an important year for you to join our donors who participate each year, and whether this is your first time or you have donated in the past, you don’t have to wait for March 6. You can pledge online at jewishcharlotte.org, text “Pledge” to (704) 327-0354 or call the Federation office at (704) 944-6757.