Thousands of individuals and families in Sarasota-Manatee turn to The Federation to connect with their local Jewish community. The Federation is dedicated to building a vibrant and inclusive Jewish community, where philanthropy, volunteerism and shared commitment come together to make a difference. We urge you to sponsor and/or attend our upcoming events and programs that match your interests and fit within your schedule. We sincerely believe that you will be enriched by the experience.


Click on the tabs below to view each Major Gifts program opportunity.

For information on these programs,
please contact:

Ilene Fox



Help The Jewish Federation continue to foster a vibrant Jewish community. Click the tab above to make a donation.

Corporate and Event Sponsors subsidize the costs associated with community events hosted by The Federation, enabling us to allocate more dollars toward improving the lives of those in need or at risk. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Development at

As a Federation Torch Sponsor, you will receive premier seating and recognition at each of the events in the annual Giving Opportunities brochure. Your generosity will illuminate the way to help fund crucial services for people in need here in Sarasota-Manatee, in Israel and around the world.

The Beatrice Friedman Legacy Society recognizes and thanks those who have made the most personal and thoughtful gift of all: a commitment to The Federation through a will, trust agreement, prepaid life insurance policy or other estate planning vehicle. Click the tab above to find out more.

The Major Gifts event recognizes those who make significant gifts to Federation’s annual development efforts. Click the tab above to find out more.

The annual Women’s Day luncheon brings women together around a theme they can all relate to, while enjoying an inspiring speaker and a delicious lunch. Click the tab above to find out more.

Incorporating a unique giving model, the Women’s Giving Circle empowers women as philanthropists, decision makers and agents of change. Click the tab above to find out more.

Philanthropic Jewish women can become a Lion of Judah or Pomegranate, carrying on the tradition of Tzedakah. Click the tab above to find out more.