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The Federation’s Day of Philanthropy Dazzles

The crowded lobby and hallway of the Four Seasons Hotel was buzzing with energy from early morning to evening as more than 700 people gathered throughout the day to participate in the Federation’s premier annual philanthropic event – The Day of Philanthropy. Read more

You made the Day of Philanthropy a Tremendous Success!

Ambassador Dennis Ross

In its second year, our marquee community-building event welcomed more than 500 professionals, community leaders, staff and philanthropists who gathered to learn, connect and celebrate our collective impact.

The day-long event kicked off with the  16th annual Tax Seminar. A community luncheon followed, with a heartfelt tribute to philanthropist and JCF past president Ron Kaufman, and a keynote address by Ambassador Dennis Ross, who provided valuable insight on what lies ahead for U.S. Middle East policy. Afternoon interactive workshops featured a variety of experts on topics that attracted an intergenerational crowd – from innovative philanthropy by young adults, to crafting your own inspirational family story.  The day concluded with a reception toasting the power we have when we, as a community, come together to improve the world.

See more photos from the event on Facebook.

Celebrating and elevating our collective impact

Our first-ever Day of Philanthropy convened more than 550 community members, professionals and lay leaders at the InterContinental Hotel on November 16. Only as a cohesive community could we have pulled it off so successfully – thank you for attending and for your continued partnership!

Below are brief interviews with three of the workshop leaders: Phyllis Cook, Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, and Ed Beckwith. You may watch these videos, and many more, including Day of Philanthropy musical guests David Grisman and Andy Statman, on our YouTube Channel. Enjoy!

PHYLLIS COOK
Philanthropic consultant and former Executive Director of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund (1983-2008).


RABBI LAWRENCE KUSHNER
Rabbi at Congregation Emanu-el, San Francisco


ED BECKWITH
Partner, Baker Hostetler Tax-Exempt Practice, and nationally recognized expert in tax and estate planning.


The Day of Philanthropy provided the opportunity to explore philanthropy from a variety of different angles – the technical, the personal, and the cutting edge issues that impact charitable planning and giving today. From the informative morning tax seminar, to the standing room only workshops, to the heart-felt tribute to John Goldman, to the recognition of our Quarter Century Circle and Living Legacy Society members, to the toe-tapping Klezmer/fusion sounds of the David Grisman Andy Statman Quartet, all capped off with a lovely BLC Wine Tasting – it was an event in which our organization, and our entire community shined!

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