Planting Seeds for Our Future: The Value of Women’s Philanthropy

*This article can also be found on page 20 in the 2022 Rosh Hashanah print edition
September 15, 2022

By Danielle Vogl, Senior Director of Development

Before 2020 and the global pandemic, women held 51% of the nation’s wealth.  Between earning and accumulating their own wealth and inheriting large sums, women are positioned to be able to put billions of dollars towards our selected causes.  Here in San Antonio, Women’s Philanthropy is a pillar of the Jewish Federation’s Annual Campaign and of Jewish community engagement.  We give where we see ourselves able to affect the most positive change.  Across all age demographics, women have immense potential to influence philanthropy, and JFSA is a powerful vehicle by which to sow that influence.

Our Women’s Philanthropy committee is looking to the future of Jewish San Antonio: how do we plant seeds, how do we engage, and how do we showcase the blooming growth?  We want to encourage women to join us at the table to cultivate a sustainable, beautiful way for our children and our children’s children to embrace our community and lift it up.

On the evening of Thursday, October 13, JFSA Women’s Philanthropy is hosting a fall gala, Planting Seeds for Our Future.  We’ll have the opportunity to gather together to celebrate our collective and individual successes, and we will hear Alison Lebovitz share her colorful perspective on building a Jewish future – from planting the seeds to reaping a bountiful harvest.

Please – come be a part of JFSA Women’s Philanthropy.  It is a place to find our strength together and help our community thrive.


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