Federation announces “gift matched”

By: Reporter staff

In November, an anonymous donor offered to match up to $10,000 of increased or new gifts committed to the 2019 Campaign of the Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton. The Federation announced that the gift has been matched.
“This is fabulous,” said Sima Auerbach, executive director of the Federation. “Not only am I thrilled that someone offered the matching gift, but that our community came through by increasing their pledges so we could reach the $10,000 goal.”
Auerbach noted, “The theme of the 2019 Campaign is ‘The Front Porch’ and the Federation serves as the front porch of our Jewish home in Broome County. It’s the place where many of the organizations you care about work together and meet to better our community, and where people come to share and talk. So I knew this community would match this gift because that’s the type of wonderful community we are.”
Auerbach also acknowledged how grateful she is to the anonymous donor who offered to match increased and new gifts. “This wonderful person called me, saying, ‘The Federation is the heart of our community’ and proved that by offering the matching gift,” she said. “The community owes this person thanks for helping us to raise funds that allow our community organizations to continue the wonderful work they do.”
Although the matching gift offer expired on November 30, the Campaign continues. “Anyone who has not made a gift to the Campaign can still do so,” Auerbach added. To make a donation to the Federation, call the Federation office at 724-2332. Donations can also be mailed to the Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton, 500 Clubhouse Rd., Vestal, NY 13850.