When did you move to DC?
Where do you live in DC?
Are you married?
On a scale of 1 (not at all) to 10 (extremely), how connected do you feel to DC Jewish life?
I feel a connection to a particular Jewish community in DC.
Have you participated in a Giving Circle before?
Why are you applying to be part of this group, and what do you hope to get out of this experience?
Do you agree, if accepted, to give the $180 donation and attend the four Wednesday sessions – 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6 from 7-9 pm.
For those who have never participated in a giving circle before and have a few questions…we have some answers for you.
A giving circle if a form of participatory philanthropy where a group of people pool together their money and collectively decide where to donate it.
We request a minimum contribution of $180. 100% of this donation will go directly to the organization(s) you decide on together as a group.
You decide! Each member of the group will have an opportunity to explore and present charities you care about. As a group, you will decide where and how to donate the pooled money.
There are several! A few are: to increase awareness of nonprofits and charities that are worthy of your support; to empower you to discover your philanthropic values and identity; to help you meet other Jewish young adults with a passion for giving back; to increase your engagement with important causes for years to come; and to make your financial resources go further.
The group will get to know one another through deep, meaningful conversations about Jewish values of giving and our own personal Jewish identity. We’ll discuss and ultimately vote on what charity to invest in.
Don’t worry. You can contact Rachel Gildiner at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can decide on an amount that works for you.
$180 is the suggested amount. However, additional contributions are welcome. Please donate the amount that will enable you to make a meaningful contribution to the organization(s) that this giving circle selects.
No. None of the money you contribute for this giving circle will go to GatherDC.This giving circle is not intended to be a form of fundraising for GatherDC, but rather an opportunity for community members to discover their philanthropic values and identities. If you would like to support GatherDC, you may voluntarily choose to make an additional donation.
For questions, email Jackie at email@example.com.
GatherDC welcomes the participation of interfaith individuals, and people of all abilities, backgrounds, gender identities and sexual orientations. GatherDC fosters inclusive communities and strives to accommodate all needs whenever possible. If you require special accommodations, please contact us in advance of the event at (202) 656-0743, and we will make every effort to meet your needs.
By attending, you understand that photographs and/or video may be taken at this event, and your picture may appear on the GatherDC website, publications, or other media.