Women’s Philanthropy launches Pearl Society

By October 27, 2015July 21st, 2017Federation Notes
Shari and Julee
Women’s Philanthropy Board Advisor Shari Kanefsky and Women’s Philanthropy Chair Julee Landau Shahon are excited about the launch of the Pearl Society

Women’s Philanthropy recently launched the Pearl Society to recognize women who make a gift of $180 or more to the Federation’s annual campaign.

“The new pearl giving-level embraces women no matter where they are in life and recognizes their desire to give to and engage with the community through their philanthropy,” said Women’s Philanthropy Chair Julee Landau Shahon.

The Pearl Society was created by the Jewish Federation of Hartford, and Phoenix is one of the first Federations in North America to adopt the Hartford model.

Pearl Society Necklace

The Pearl Society recognition piece is a silver Hamsa pendant necklace with a pearl inset and pearl charms of different colors which can be added for increased levels of giving up to $1,799. The necklace is produced through a collaboration with Easter Seals and is assembled by students with significant disabilities in Easter Seals’ School-to-Life Program. Easter Seals generously donates $10 to our Federation for each necklace purchased.

Other giving levels include the Pomegranate Society for women who make an annual gift of $1,800 to $4,999 and the Lion of Judah Society for women who make an annual gift of $5,000 or more to the annual campaign.

“Our new Pearl Society is just one of the ways we are welcoming women from our community,” said Landau Shahon. “We invite all women from our community to be a part of the work the Federation is doing, whether through our reinvigorated speakers series, our mini-missions and TOV volunteers.”

For more information about the Pearl or other giving societies, please contact Robin Loeb, director of Women’s Philanthropy at 480.634.4900 x1111 or womensphilanthropy@jewishphoenix.org.