Today’s Jewish philanthropic news centers around those who give $5 million or more. In recent years many organizations have focused their fundraising on bigger gifts that allow for the creation of new initiatives or can sustain programs for multiple years.
All too often, smaller donations are ignored by professional and lay leaders alike. However, most communal institutions will tell you that those small donations go a long way in supporting operating and programmatic expenses.
A few weeks ago, I found this touching piece that underscores the impact that smaller giving can have on the donors themselves.