January Spotlight

A new year means new opportunities, fresh energy, and amazing potential.  And with that potential comes new stories, community needs, and (hopefully) a renewed budget.  

As always, TCF is proud to provide an avenue for all facets of the Jewish world to start off the new year well positioned to face whatever comes.  We’d like to take the opportunity to thank the fundraisers who have put their trust in our platform, and fill our efforts with meaning and purpose.

Below is a short list of some of the most successful campaigns from January.  Let’s jump right in!

Our list starts with a veteran name of American Jewry that is a newcomer to TCF – Yeshivas Ner Yisroel of Baltimore.  Their 89th annual dinner campaign was put together to honor Torah and Chesed within the Persian Jewish community.  With an innovative page, nearly 100 teams, and a powerhouse team of strategists and askanim, they  raised well over $2 million dollars.  morai v’rabbosai, welcome aboard!
With this year’s capital campaign, Yeshiva High School of Cleveland established itself as a real force in the fundraising world.  YHSC’s approach to chinuch takes age-old primers of education and adds love, care, and empathy to the mix.  An active and responsible staff pulled out all the stops for this campaign, and brought it over $600k.  Truly groundbreaking!
There are a lot of ways to fundraise, and simply put, Kollel Ateres Ami did it the right way! 36 hours straight, 3x matching, and a super interesting rock-climbing incentive – their “shteiging together” campaign had it all.  And to no one’s surprise, they smashed their $330k goal, and are almost up to $400k!  Great work, rockstars!
Another great institution in the Baltimore area, Yeshiva Gedolah Ohr HaTorah, made an indelible impression with its “Radiating Torah” campaign.  Under the leadership of Rabbi Dovid Hoffman and Rabbi Moshe Aharon Rosenbaum, Ohr Hatorah has become an established makom torah over the past 10 years.  Boasting a dozen corporate sponsors, a multi-tiered range of pre-set donation options, and a stunning page, they managed to bring in over $300k.  Let the light shine!
Yeshivas Toras Dovid of Monsey graced TCF this month with their “Reaching Higher” campaign.  Toras Dovid has established itself as a vibrant makom torah with its mission statement to support and educate Baalei teshuva to successfully deepen their observance.  They brought aboard supportive sponsors, interactive graphics, and a dedicated list of 150 (!) teams and subteams, and it paid off.  As of this writing, they’re up to about $200k, and not about to stop.  Great job!
We end this month’s list with an institution that is quite literally a home for Jewish children.  For those who haven’t heard of them, Brooklyn’s Big Yellow House has been described as “an after-school chill house where kids can eat a good home cooked meal, do their homework and just talk it all out.”  TCF was honored to host their “No Place Like Home” campaign, which managed to bring in close to $1 million earmarked for  “playing offense” in the game of saving the youth of k’lal yisroel.  What a z’chus!