Ambassadors

photo: Nancy Borowick

Who We Are

JDC Ambassadors is a transformative experience in philanthropy.

Ambassadors Circle and Society members provide strategic leadership and support for JDC, the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization, in a number of critical areas:

  1. Helping poor and vulnerable children to succeed
  2. Ensuring the wellbeing and dignity of the elderly
  3. (Re)building inspired and caring Jewish communities
  4. Providing a Jewish response, including Israeli expertise, to disasters and crises

Ambassadors are also committed to JDC’s “smart giving” principles: the importance of combining grassroots innovation with accountability; the ability to leverage funds and build sustainable programs; and the goal of creating scalable solutions and system-wide impact.

What We Do

Ambassadors’ programs and symposia offer first-hand insight into some of the most innovative solutions to global poverty and disaster relief today.

International trips give a highly personal perspective on daily life for Jews and others in more than 70 countries in which JDC operates. There is no better way to understand a country than to be invited into the homes of local people, and no more meaningful way to demonstrate the value of global Jewish community than to interact with changemakers who are building and sustaining it around the world.

Discover the world of opportunities Ambassadors provides. Explore first-person accounts of our events, trips, and more on our global field blog.

Join The Network

JDC Ambassadors is a unique network of extraordinary individuals and families who are dedicated to creating a visionary and caring Jewish community. Joining the Ambassadors Circle or Society is a commitment to supporting JDC’s work and those who look to JDC for help every day.

JDC Ambassadors Society members make an annual minimum gift of $25,000 that supports highest priority needs around the world. Members are invited to join select JDC Board missions and Board meetings. In addition, JDC will arrange for personalized learning and travel opportunities for Society members and their families.

JDC Ambassadors Circle members make an annual minimum gift of $10,000 that supports highest priority needs around the world. Members and their families are given preference on JDC Ambassadors travel opportunities and receive exclusive invitations to insider briefings and meetings.

JDC Ambassadors make an annual gift of $10,000 or more to support a designated project. Members are invited to join trips and programs with JDC, and recognized in our Annual Report.

JDC Impact Networks, for those interested in hands-on involvement, are peer groups that delve into some of the strategic questions and priority areas of JDC, and that pool their support to increase impact. Networks create fundraising goals together, starting at $25,000/year.

Contact our director, Rebecca Neuwirth, by clicking here or get in touch with her directly via email: rebeccan@jdcny.org or by telephone: (212) 885-0878.

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