United Jewish Appeal’s 2016 Annual Campaign co-chairs Felicia Posluns and Shoel Silver, together with UJA Women’s Philanthropy chair Ruth Ekstein, demonstrated Hadracha Bedugmah - leadership by example - by helping Toronto’s Jewish community help each other. Thanks to our thousands of donors, volunteers, and UJA’s comprehensive network of over 100 partner agencies, services, and schools, UJA was able to continue to realize its goal of providing support and care for the GTA’s most vulnerable Jews; strengthen the people of Israel and the Jewish world; advocate on behalf of the Jewish community and Israel; and, through a myriad of educational opportunities, build and nurture a strong Jewish identity in our young people. For your ongoing commitment to UJA Federation and to Jewish values, we thank you!
Countless hours, evenings, and events had UJA’s 2016 Campaign Chairs (left to right) Felicia Posluns and Shoel Silver, together with UJA’s 2016 Women’s Philanthropy Chair Ruth Ekstein, helping our community raise well over $56 million in unrestricted funds to help Jews in Toronto, in Israel and around the world.
Unrestricted Core Gifts:
$56.4 Million ($45.4 million of the $56.4 million raised with the help of over 700 volunteer canvassers)
Corporate Partners Revenue:$1,025 Million
Restricted Strategic Supplementary Gifts:3,558 Million
GRAND TOTAL: $61,015 Million from over 17,610 Gifts
Walk with Israel 2016: Over 17,000 Walkers and sponsors raised over $970,000; over 400 Volunteers
Global Seder to Fight Hunger: Raised $261,631 from 3,087 gifts
Telethons: Raised $2,987,101 from 3,418 gifts
Telemarketing: Raised $1,524,352 from2,528 gifts
UJA's Run With Israel:
For those who prefer a good Run over a Walk, UJA’s Run with Israel, which attracted approximately 300 participants last year, is gearing up for its third year, and an anticipated increase in the number of runners taking to the streets. Last year, the 8 kilometre Run with Israel attracted two new and important demographics: those who had never before been to the Walk with Israel, and those who had never made a gift to UJAs Annual Campaign, while raising over $63,000.