YOUTH PHILANTHROPY BOARD
Are you looking to be a leader in our community? Are you looking to make a difference in our world? The Jewish Community Foundation Youth Philanthropy Board is a way to engage in a rewarding activity that will set you apart from your peers. This isn’t just community service – it’s philanthropy, advocacy and service learning all rolled into one. You will be entrusted with several thousand dollars and engage in grant making to organizations in our community. You will be coordinating and leading our Service Learning Sundays program. And you will be ambassadors asked to make presentations throughout the community on youth philanthropy and tzedakah.
Jewish Community Foundation Youth Philanthropy Board
2012 – 2013 Information Sheet
Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Jewish Community Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Board. This year, we are going to work to make this a most rewarding experience for you. The broad topics we will address are:
*Grantmaking *Financial Literacy *Personal Philanthropy *Jewish
GRANTMAKING : This fall, you will work with the Youth Board to determine which community needs you all wish to meet. Together you will develop funding guidelines and a request for proposals. You will identify potential organizations you wish to support and solicit proposals from them. Over the course of the year, you will research each organization, make visits to several of the organizations, have time to review and discuss the proposals with your fellow board members, and ultimately decide how best to allocate this $9,000.
JEWISH LEADERSHIP : As a member of the Board, you will be asked to serve in a leadership role at our B’nai Tzedek events. In addition, you will be asked to serve in a leadership role among your peers on the board.
TIME COMMITMENT : The calendar has been set and the dates from NFTY, BBYO, SUSD, PVUSD, etc were considered. Attached is the tentative calendar. Expect to be at a Board meeting at least once a month from 1-3pm, attend a fall, overnight retreat (tentatively set for August 25 at 8pm thru Sunday, August 26 at noon), and participate in larger B’nai Tzedek events such as our Fall Kick-Off and Family Philanthropy events.
PERSONAL PHILANTHROPY : All board members must be B’nai Tzedek fund holders at the Jewish Community Foundation. For more information about established a B’nai Tzedek fund, please visit www.jcfphoenix.org or contact Andrea Cohen.
FINANCIAL COMMITMENT : All Board members will be asked to contribute $200 towards the operations of the program. This will help off-set the cost of the retreat, materials and a small percentage of general operations.
2012 – 2013 Program Dates
8/25 (8pm) – 8/26 (noon): Board Retreat (to be held at a local hotel)
10/7: Board Meeting 1-3pm
10/28: Fall Philanthropy Event 1-3pm
11/4: Board Meeting 1-3pm
11/18: Family Philanthropy Event: Think Outside the Tzedakah Box 1-3pm
12/9: Board Meeting 1-3pm
1/13: Board Meeting 1-3pm
1/27: JNF Tu B’Shevat Festival
2/10: Board Meeting 1-3pm
2/17: Community Purim Carnival at ILJCC
3/3: Board Meeting 1-3pm
4/7: Board Meeting
4/21: Tent. Board Meeting
4/28: JSERVE: Celebration of Giving
*dates as of June 5, 2012. We anticipate adding service events and one other event in the late winter.