“I believe in the power of creating community with a shared purpose,
where we tune in to the needs of others
while fulfilling our own need for meaning and belonging.”
“I want to start a giving circle to inspire community members to be active philanthropists. My hope is that our community feels more connected to each other, becomes more educated about giving and what Federation supports, and takes ownership in their value as philanthropists.”
Emily Bornstein, Jewish Federation of St. Louis
These are just two of the reasons that 24 community-builders across the United States are starting brand-new giving circles through Amplifier’s Giving Circle Incubator. The eight-month Incubator will support these participants as they act on their visions to create change through collective giving.
This year’s participants hail from across the United States and represent a multitude of communities, philanthropic interests, and organizations. Some participants are launching grassroots giving circles for friends and family, while others are building giving circles through their organizations to more deeply engage stakeholders in values-based giving. The Incubator begins on November 13th, when participants will gather in New York for a two-day kickoff retreat.
If you would like to meet participants and learn more about how giving circles promote empowered philanthropy, please join us at our Welcome Reception for the Incubator on Sunday, November 13 at 6pm at the Royalton Hotel in New York City.
If you have any questions about Amplifier, the Giving Circle Incubator, or giving circles, reach out to us at [email protected]
Amplifier builds and sustains giving circles inspired by Jewish values. Together, our movement of hundreds of circles around the globe creates impact, strengthens communities, and deepens connection to Jewish life.