Over 70 enthusiastic volunteers gathered at the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Sunday, November 13 for the annual community-wide phone-a-thon, Super Sunday. Calls were made to community members with an opportunity to support the Federation as we raise funds for Jewish organizations both locally and across the globe. This year, Super Sunday raised nearly $120,000.
This was the first year donors were able to designate their gift to a specific community impact area or priority, and the response was positive. "We appreciate the new direction of the Federation" and "That's great – I have wanted to be able to designate my gift for a long time, to be sure my dollars are used to support an area I care about," were common reactions.
"This is a truly community-wide effort," said David Chivo, VP of the Center for Jewish Philanthropy. "The support from our community partners, volunteers and students was exceptional and we appreciate the time they devoted to our Jewish community. The funds raised will help us continue to support the programs and activities that will help us achieve our vision of a vibrant, thriving Jewish community."
Thank you to all who made Super Sunday truly super. And thank you to our sponsors Island Crust Pizza and Bagel Oasis who provided food for Super Sunday.