St. Paul Jewish Federation News

Federation donors raise $2.15 million to support local and overseas needs


Federation donors responded generously to St. Paul Jewish Federation’s 2021 Annual Campaign, committing more than $2.15 million to support Jewish needs locally and overseas. This year, 759 community supporters participated in the campaign, marking an 18% growth in donors, with two-thirds of donors increasing their gifts in 2021. 


These results represent a continuing trend of increased support by donors and the broadening of Federation’s donor base. As a result, Federation will be better able to serve the most vulnerable, engage people in Jewish life, and address community challenges. 

“We are thankful for our generous donors who are committed to ensuring that no Jew ever feels alone by building a strong, vibrant and inclusive community,” said Ted Flaum, CEO of St. Paul Jewish Federation. “We’re especially excited by the deepening commitment by our community reflected in increased donors and gifts. It’s gratifying to know that a growing number of people believe in our work and support it.”  

A key factor to the success of the campaign was donors who joined the newly formed Gimel Society, which encourages supporters to invest in the St. Paul Jewish community with three-year increasing commitments. Thanks to donors who made multi-year commitments,  including the 119 Gimel Society members, more than $709,000 and $600,000 has been secured for the Federation’s 2022 and 2023 Annual Campaigns respectively. 

Federation is deeply grateful to our Campaign Ambassadors and to our 2021 Annual Campaign Chairs Bonnie Resnick, Alan Milavetz, Mary Ann Wark and Ron Matz, whose dedicated leadership was instrumental in the campaign’s success.  

A special thank you to Bonnie Resnick and Alan Milavetz, who completed their terms co-chairing the 2020 and 2021 campaigns. “Bonnie and Alan are great leaders and true menschen,” said Flaum. “They are committed to the St. Paul Jewish community and worked tirelessly to make our campaigns a success.”   

If you would like to get involved in the 2022 Annual Campaign, contact Dan Mogelson, Chief Development Officer, at or 651.695.3185. 

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