BGS Takes Giving to the Next Level

YAD works to develop a culture of philanthropy by offering special recognition to young adults who give more than $1,000 to the Annual Campaign each year. These donors contribute at the Ben Gurion Society (BGS) level and are invited to exclusive BGS member-only events throughout the year, such as wine tasting, elite speakers, Shabbat dinners and more. BGS is critical to YAD because it provides a benchmark of giving that is recognized nationally as a meaningful gift. There are about 120 BGS donors, and these events are great opportunities for young adults who share a passion for the Federation's work to get to know each other on a social level. There's never any solicitation at BGS events. This year’s kickoff event for BGS members of the 2008 to 2009 campaign year is Friday, Dec. 4, 2008. BGS members will enjoy a Shabbat dinner at a private home in Pacific Heights. Last year’s BGS Shabbat dinner drew about 50 members. Other planned 2009 events include a hands-on introduction to Krav Maga by an Israeli expert, a cocktail reception, exclusive speakers, cultural events and a Napa Valley wine tasting trip. Also, BGS donors are automatically upgraded to VIP access at the Latke Ball.


If you are considering supporting the Federation with a gift of $1000 or more in 2009, please join us for the BGS Shabbat dinner at 6:30 p.m. this Friday. For more information on joining BGS or to RSVP for this event, call Dina Jacobsen at 415.512.6280. I hope to see you there!

Mark Schulman, Ben Gurion Society Co-Chair, Young Adults Division Board

Categories: Events, Young Adults


December 03, 2008


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