Report on Philanthropic Giving

By Ira M. Sheskin

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, November 2007

This report on Report on Philanthropic Giving from the 2005 Detroit Jewish Population Study asserts that the Jewish community is very generous, involved in Jewish activities and has a close identification with Israel and a strong sense of affiliation. It also reveals that there are fewer Jews living in Detroit than there were in 1989 and that the community is aging with an out-migration of younger adults. These findings present both challenges and opportunities for the Jewish Federation. Among them is fundraising to meet communal needs and priorities. The study determines that it is necessary to secure the generosity of aging major donors for the future, while simultaneously building a younger new major donor base and increasing the number of donors who contribute to Federation.

Topic: Philanthropy and Fundraising, Development, Fundraising and Philanthropy, Jewish Organizations, Demography, Study

Name of Publication: The 2005 Detroit Jewish Population Study

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Genre: Report

Coverage: Detroit, Michigan

Language: English

Copyright Information: Download for personal use, freely distribute link

Bibliographic Information:
Sheskin, Ira M. Report on Philanthropic Giving. The 2005 Detroit Jewish Population Study. Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. November 2007: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4272


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