Cornerstone Campaign is the main financial support for the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines. It provides over half of the budget for the Federation.
The funds from the campaign are divided among the Pillars of the Federation on an annual basis. The Federation relies on contributions from the community to help the Federation take care of and provide support to our children, families and seniors. The campaign supports the programming, helps to send our teens to Israel, provides food, pays rent, and so much more to our families and seniors.
A note to supporters from Jeffrey Kurtz-Lendner, Executive Director:
“I want to thank you for supporting the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines. The work that is being done at the Federation is so important. Our goal is to support our families, whether they consist of ten people or one person. We provide that support in so many ways—by providing religious education to our children, having a great summer camp for them to attend, or taking care of the preschoolers on a daily basis. Jewish Family Services meets the needs of our families and elderly by furnishing them with meals or with a ride to the Doctor’s office or the Senior luncheon where they get to be with each other. The Iowa Jewish Historical Society preserves the Jewish history of our families for years to come. We go to the movies together or we attend an educational program brought by the JCRC.
The Federation does for our community what no one else can do: ‘We take care of our community on a daily basis.’ Please continue to support the Federation by making your yearly donation to the Cornerstone Campaign. It has never been more important for you to donate to your community than it is today.”
Ways to Give
The campaign is the lifeblood of the Federation. Learn about your giving options or give right now through our website. Our community thanks you for your support!