To be honest, fundraising makes me uncomfortable. When I was younger, I once asked my father how he was able to be respectful of the donor while simultaneously stressing the importance of the cause he was collecting for. I have never forgotten his answer, and I would like to share it with you.
My father explained that each time he requested funds for an organization, he would tell the potential donor: “I feel extremely fortunate that no one is collecting for me, and you should feel fortunate that no one is collecting for you!”
With this in mind, my father not only became a successful fundraiser for a host of worthy organizations, but he also reminded himself, and the donors he engaged, how truly lucky they both were.
I hope that by reading about my father’s perspective on fundraising, you might take a moment to consider just how worthy and important JewishGen has become to thousands of people throughout the world.
Our past was rich and our enemies endeavoured to destroy it. Preserving what remains, the memories, and the information about the lives of those no longer with us, is indeed a noble cause. By helping JewishGen you make sure that our future will be as rich as our past.
RIGHT NOW, we need YOUR help. Whether it's $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 or more – your donation will help us preserve our history for future generations.
At this point, we are more than halfway toward reaching our October fundraising goal of $60,000. Can you help us reach our important goal?
As in previous years, gifts of $100 or more will grant you access to enhanced database search capabilities, enrollment in our online genealogy course and other extra features.
Please click here to donate via credit card on our secure website. If you prefer to donate by check, please make it payable to JewishGen, and send it to:
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
Thank you in advance for your kind consideration.
How lucky you are that I contacted you today to enable you to support our mission, and how very lucky I am to be able to act as an intermediary!