Phoenix Philanthropists Achieve Record High 2020 Campaign
Phoenix, AZ: December 8, 2020 – Jewish National Fund-USA’s (JNF-USA) Phoenix leadership are pleased to announce the organization has surpassed its annual fundraising target, contributing a record $10 million towards a total of $100 million in funds raised nationally as the campaign prepares for an even bigger 2021.
“With everything happening in our world today, our community continues to stand with Israel, just as we always have and always will,” said JNF-USA Desert States Board President, Kim Kotzin. “Our Arizona campaign had the strongest year in JNF Arizona history. However, our main goal goes beyond raising money. Rather, we are driven and motivated by our historic vision for Israel’s Negev and Galilee. Thanks to our local community, we can do even more to help children with disabilities, families looking for affordable housing, critical environmental research & development, and so much more.”
Image: JNF-USA Desert States Board President, Kim Kotzin, pictured with husband Lynton
News of JNF-USA’s record fundraising year follows a previous announcement that it had surpassed the $704 million mark of its One Billion Dollar Roadmap for the Next Decade Initiative – a figure that now stands at $738 million.
JNF-USA continues to develop Israel’s Negev Desert and Galilee with dozens of major projects underway including:
Kotzin continued: “I believe our local community in Arizona shares a special affinity with Israel, given the similar challenges and opportunities that our two regions face relating to the environment, weather, and agriculture R&D. People also give to JNF-USA because their gift is used in a way that maximizes its philanthropic impact. As an organization that has been around for 120 years, new donors continue to be drawn to our historic accomplishments, yet, they are equally inspired by our bold plans for the future.”
JNF-USA has supported the people of Israel throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic. Just days after the first cases were recorded in Israel, JNF-USA was already working with its affiliates to address their immediate needs. Examples of support included:
For more information on JNF-USA’s work in Israel contact Associate Director, Arizona, Audrey Lewis at [email protected] or 480.447.8100 x981.
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About Jewish National Fund-USA
JNF-USA is the leading philanthropic organization for Israel that supports critical environmental and nation building activities in Israel’s north and south. Through its One Billion Dollar Roadmap for the Next Decade, JNF-USA is developing new communities in the Galilee and Negev, connecting the next generation to Israel, and creating infrastructure and programs that support ecology, individuals with special needs, and heritage site preservation.