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Federation Weekly: May 17, 2013
Thank You to our Sponsors
As the close of Federation’s current fiscal year rapidly approaches, I am pleased to report that your Federation’s management team has once again done an A+ job achieving a break-even budget. Implicit in Federation’s fiscal 2013 budget planning was significant community support provided by a wide array of corporate sponsors, noting the unique value proposition and visibility afforded sponsors that choose to support Federation and our community. By virtue of these cash and in-kind corporate sponsorships, Federation has been able to host a variety and an increasing number of engagement activities, including targeted missions, educational seminars, symposiums, and community events, all of which add to the vibrancy of our community. Without this corporate support, the level of quality programming you’ve come to enjoy simply would not have been possible.
Listed below are those corporate sponsors that provided Federation with at least $1,500 in event support during the past fiscal year. Please make a point of both patronizing these sponsors and letting their owners and employees know how much we appreciate the vital role they play in supporting our community.
AAA Parking A Kosher Touch American Global Logistics Atlanta ENT Atlantic Capital Bank Avenue K BB&T BDO Bennett Thrasher, P.C. Bessemer Trust BNY Mellon Burr & Forman, LLP Cohen Pollock Merlin & Small, P.C. Cotton Cravings Cumberland Trust Dresslers Jewish Funeral Care Ernst & Young Fifth Third Bank Frazier & Deeter, LLC Gomel, Davis & Watson, LLP Greenberg Traurig, LLP Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, LLP HH Advisors, LLC JP Morgan Mauldin & Jenkins Merlin Wealth Management Group Miller & Martin, PLLC Moore Stephens Tiller, LLC Morgan Stanley Smith Barney National Distributing Company, Inc. Nease, Lagana, Eden and Culley, Inc. Prime Wine & Spirits Register Financial Advisors, LLC Solomon Bros. Fine Jewelry Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, LLP United Distributors, Inc. Wells Fargo The Wellspring Group Windham Brannon, P.C.
Your Federation’s Allocations, Campaign, Finance and Administration, Planned Giving & Endowment, Women & Philanthropy, Young Leadership, and Executive Committees have all been hard at work this past year, devoting significant time and resources in supporting the vital work that Federation performs on a daily basis for Jews in our local Atlanta community, in Israel, and abroad. We have a number of exciting initiatives planned for the coming year; none of which would be possible without the significant support of our donors and lay leaders.
Please join me in expressing thanks.
Chair of the Board
Celebrating 107 Years Your Federation's 107th Annual Meeting is Tuesday, June 11 at 6 p.m. We are excited to be honoring our Annual Award winners, installing our new Board of Trustees members, and hearing from our keynote speaker Jeremy Fingerman, CEO of Foundation for Jewish Camp. The event is free and open to the community; RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you there! For a list of board members, click here.
Intergenerational Survey – Last Call! We invite you to participate in an important new intergenerational survey of the American Jewish community, which closes on Monday, May 20. Your responses will help us better understand the emerging attitudes and activities of the four generational cohorts active today in Jewish life. The survey covers all four adult generational groups (Millennials, Gen X-ers, Boomers and WWII/Greatest), so if you’re over 18, we hope to hear from you. Please click here to take the survey. We think you will find the survey interesting and quick; we know it will be a helpful new resource for us all.
Innovation in Our Community - ProtéJ Join your Federation for Shark Tank: ProtéJ Edition on Thursday, June 6 from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Selig Center (1440 Spring Street NW). In the spirit of celebration, the ProtéJ entrepreneurs will be pitching their non-profit ventures to the Atlanta Jewish community and our panel of distinguished "Sharks." Proceeds from ticket sales will go towards a prize pool that will be awarded to the winning entrepreneur as selected by the Sharks. Hors d'oeuvres & drinks will be served (dietary laws observed); tickets are $18. Celebrity sharks are Bernie Marcus, Co-founder of The Home Depot; Laurie Ann Goldman, CEO of Spanx; Michael Kogon, CEO & Founder of Definition 6. For more information or to register, click here.
Hadassah House Tour Attend the Second Annual Mt. Scopus Hadassah House Tour, "A Tour of Toco," on Sunday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your friends to see some of the most fabulous houses in Toco Hills and help raise funds for Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem. Cost is $15/person, $20 at the door. RSVP by June 2 to Sarah Silverman.
Revenge Wears Prada On June 12 from 7:30-9:30 pm.., the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) will welcome Lauren Weisberger, New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada and the new, much-anticipated follow-up, Revenge Wears Prada. The event will consist of a Book Talk and Signing, and will be held at the MJCCA (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody 30338). Tickets are $15 and are available online or by calling the MJCCA Box Office at 678.812.4005.
Mazel Tov! Three Emory University undergraduates, Hadar Naftalovich, Sam Bobo and Marlee Madora were recently awarded the three Sam Bredow scholarships. Including these three students, a total of seventy scholarships have been awarded. Started more than a decade ago in tribute to Sam Bredow and his strong commitment to Jewish campus life, this $3000 scholarship is awarded to three Jewish undergraduates who display, not only exceptional academic credentials, but also are active beyond the classroom. Sam’s daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Harry Maziar, as well as their three children also hosted the brunch ceremony at the Marcus Hillel Center, and spoke about Sam’s life and dedication to Jewish students.
Ovarian Cancer in the Jewish Community: Genetics, Treatment, and Research This year’s Chyatte Lecture at Temple Sinai (5645 Dupree Drive NW) will feature Benedict B. Benigno, M.D. on the topic of ovarian cancer in the Jewish community. The event is on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. The Chyatte lecture is endowed by the Chyatte family in memory of Dr. Samuel Chyatte. Every year, an important medical topic is presented by a noted speaker. The event is open to the community at no charge, however replies are requested 404.252.3073.
JELF presents Steak Shapiro The Jewish Educational Loan Fund (JELF) presents a Special Event with Steak Shapiro on Wednesday, May 22 at 5:30 p.m. Stephen "Steak" Shapiro is a recognized and respected media personality in Atlanta. He is also one of the city’s most passionate "foodies." Click here for more information and to register now. JELF partners with Jewish students in a five state region to fulfill their potential by providing last dollar, interest-free loans for post-secondary education.
Camp Barney is Turning 50! Join Camp Barney Medintz August 23-25 as they celebrate 50 years of great summers, friendships, and memories! The weekend festivities will begin with a traditional camp-style Shabbat dinner in the dining hall followed by Shabbat services in the Zaban Chapel. Campfires, “Milk Line,” and an auction featuring CBM memorabilia are among the highlights of the weekend activities which conclude after brunch on Sunday morning. There are three ways you can participate in the weekend: Adults over 21 years of age are invited to come to camp for the whole weekend for $150 per adult (whether you stay at camp or elsewhere); Adults over 21 who can't stay the whole weekend can spend Saturday at camp for $80 per adult; Families who want to bring their children to camp for the day can join the fun Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for $50 per person (children under 4 are free). If you have any questions, contact Bonnie Brodsky at 678.812.4151 or email@example.com.