Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte’s (JFGC) Annual Campaign is well underway after a very successful Main Event. Since the campaign kick-off, the campaign team has been busy contacting donors to explain that this year’s campaign has new goals in mind: strengthening Jewish pride in the face of growing antisemitism by raising funds to support the work of our beneficiary agencies and securing additional funding for new community initiatives that are vital for our community. This year, with a theme of “Federation Rocks,” Super Sunday is on March 12. Approximately 100 volunteers will gather in the Sam Lerner Center for Cultural Arts to place hundreds of calls.
This year’s returning co-chairs for Super Sunday are Eliza Carney, Rebekah Rubenstein, and Kara Culp. They continue to be the perfect choice to rally our volunteers to deliver Federation’s message. Kara expressed her enthusiasm about co-chairing this year’s event. “I am so proud to once again co-chair Super Sunday with Eliza and Rebekah! There is an air of enthusiasm with JFGC’s additional funding opportunities for donors to make truly impactful decisions about where their increased donation dollars will go. Super Sunday gets me particularly excited as it provides one of the vehicles for our community to come together and raise dollars that help create a thriving Jewish community for years to come. And it doesn’t hurt that we have a lot of fun while doing it!”
Eliza commented: “It’s an honor to be co-chairing this year’s Super Sunday event again with this dream team. Federation continues to be at the core of my meaningful Jewish experiences and we have an incredible community here in Charlotte. I’m thrilled to play even just a small part in helping to mobilize others to support an organization that means so much to my family and me and the many people in our community.”
Reflecting on the importance of connections, Rebekah added, “Federation and its beneficiary agencies have truly shaped the lives of my family and strengthened our Jewish connection and identity. From preschool to religious school to adult education, Federation has been there for us. I am elated to co-chair Super Sunday again this year with two of my closest friends, who I had the pleasure to connect with through one of the Federation programs, Bernstein Leadership Group.”
The impact Federation continues to make on Jewish life is more critical than ever. And our additional funding opportunities will ensure our future. It will take everyone’s help. 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 12 from a number you don’t recognize, don’t hesitate to pick up! If you have not donated in the past 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 12. You can pledge online at jewishcharlotte.org, text “Pledge” to (704) 327-0354, or call the Federation office at (704) 944-6757.
Photo Caption: Super Sunday co-chairs, Rebekah Rubenstein, Kara Culp, and Eliza Carney