Federation Impact

A Summer Camp Dream Come True for Gavin

Gavin Mason almost couldn’t go to summer camp.

A 9-year-old boy with Down Syndrome, Gavin was rejected by a summer program that couldn’t accommodate his significant developmental delays. His mother, Lynne, was used to fighting for him, but with money scarce and expenses high, it look…

Jewish Learning “Plus” A Little Something Extra

A message from Laura Axler, a PJ Library mom:

It’s funny, but on the same day that Federation asked if I would participate in the PJ Library program, I was rearranging our children’s bookshelves. Like most young families, we have lots of children’s books that my eight-year-old, Jordan…

Navigating the Empty Nest—with Jewish Community

How do you build community when you’re an empty nester? Where do you go to connect with others when you’ve retired from work, and friends have moved away? For many Jewish women, the answer lies with Federation.

Federation staff and National Women’s Philanthropy lay leaders are spearh…