In the first such Jewish Federation partnership, three Florida Jewish communities have agreed to create a regional alliance.
The Federations – the Tampa Jewish Community Center & Federation, the Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando – will become equal partners in an alliance created to meaningfully increase giving, generate cost savings and strengthen leadership positioning on key issues in the Jewish world.
Through the alliance, the three communities will collaborate on campaign programming and outreach, as well as business and social networking throughout the region. The Federations gain a more powerful, collective voice on issues in the Jewish community and Israel. In addition, they expect cost savings through integrated accounting, back-office operations and possible management roles, and have the ability to attract greater talent due to their larger presence.
The Federations, whose combined communities include more than 75,000 Jews, will maintain separate governing boards, fundraising (except for specific initiatives) and allocations.