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Fundraising Matters

Cultivating a culture of philanthropy at TBE represents a way to reach two critical goals: to create new avenues of revenue needed for our annual operating budget, and to build long-term revenue solutions that will sustain TBE for the future.

We have seen a decrease in the revenue from membership contributions as the primary source of income for sustaining the annual operating budget. Over recent years, two capital campaigns and endowments have been created and used to supplement the budget. Revenue from milestone events (such as the rabbi’s “bar mitzvah” celebration, the celebration for Marj Tobias, and the upcoming 80th anniversary events) also help bridge the gap between revenue and expenditures.

The Dorot Society, established in the past year, is a planned-giving initiative, honoring individuals who want to guarantee that TBE continues to provide its programs and services for many years to come. By establishing a legacy through a retirement plan, life insurance policy, bequest, planned gift, or other means, these individuals help to ensure the continuity of Jewish life in Madison into the future.

Fundraising takes many shapes, and there are many points of entry for Temple members. Please contact Stefanie Kushner, executive director, to learn about the options that best fit your situation and interests.

January 28, 2020 2 Sh'vat 5780