Fulfilling our promise
The Jewish Home’s first-ever Comprehensive Campaign is over and it was an overwhelming success. I’m proud to announce that, thanks to an unprecedented response from community members, we raised $55 million to expand our endowment fund and to build the Barbara & Richard Rosenberg Family Center on our San Francisco Jewish Home campus.
I would like to express my deep appreciation to our supporters who contributed gifts ranging from $10 to the seven-figures. Each and every donation was meaningful, and your response has been remarkable and gratifying.
I cannot say enough to express my admiration and appreciation of our outstanding campaign cabinet members. Each of you stood alongside me, and helped lead the way. Your commitment to this fundraising effort, dedication to the Jewish Home, and just plain hard work are what made it possible. My heartfelt thanks to James Davis, Emanuel Friedman (of blessed memory), Donald Friend, Arlene Krieger, Jerry Levine, Toby Levy, Joseph Nadel, Mary Powell, Barbara Rosenberg, Daniel Ruth, Stuart Seiler, Martin Stein, and Joan Zimmerman.
Of the amount we raised, $33 million – the amount budgeted – paid for the beautiful new Barbara & Richard Rosenberg Family Center. While the facts and figures are, of course, important, what is most meaningful to me is the emotional “buy-in” from our community members. People care. You care. And that in itself guarantees we can continue to deliver even better quality care for our residents.
When we initially named the Comprehensive Campaign, we called it “Fulfilling Our Promise.” We have fulfilled that promise! It was a promise that our ancestors made 135 years ago and our parents and grandparents sustained. And now our turn continues as we plan for the future at the Jewish Home and wherever else there is a need for outstanding Jewish senior living.
2004 - 2007 chair, Board of trustees
Jewish Home of San Francisco
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Open House Event – June 13, 2007
The Jewish Home of San Francisco thanks every one of the 862 donors who collectively gave $55 million to successfully complete our Comprehensive Campaign, “Fulfilling Our Promise.” You have provided our community’s older adults with 55,000 square feet of new facilities, including our synagogue, a kosher kitchen, a creative arts studio, a fitness center, 13 clinics, and a new center for research. You helped ensure that our residents will continue to receive excellent and compassionate care in a dignified environment. THANK YOU!
Images from June 13, 2007 open house
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