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Ways to Give

You can support Camp Tawonga in various ways

Make a significant impact in the lives of thousands of children today and help sustain our Jewish community far into the future.

ANNUAL CAMPAIGN- GENERAL FUND

Your gift to the Annual Campaign helps Tawonga meet our three endless needs: providing financial assistance to hundreds of children and families with economic constraints, maintaining excellent programing and staffing, and ensuring that capital improvements are made to buildings and grounds— providing a safe, comfortable, and beautiful haven for children and families.
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CAMPERSHIP FUND

A child’s experience at Camp Tawonga could be the only Jewish experience they receive all year. We allocate over $500,000 in financial aid each summer, so that no child is denied an opportunity to come to camp. With a gift to our Campership Fund, you are investing in the future of our Jewish community and enhancing the life of a deserving child! Did you know that 1,200 children came to camp this year, and over half were on scholarship? Your support makes all the difference. Donate now.

CAPITAL FUND

Please call us to learn more about specific capital projects regarding updating our facility and how your donation can make a significant impact.
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PROGRAM FUND

You can choose to direct your gift to support any of Tawonga’s programs. Our Wilderness program brings more children to the Yosemite backcountry than any other. Our Keshet LGBTQ Family Weekend Camp is the first in the nation to specifically serve Jewish LGBTQ families. Our Israel programs send American youth to Israel on teen service learning trips and bring Israeli youth to Tawonga as campers and staff, creating deep and lasting bonds between our people. Please call us to discuss these and other opportunities to support the things you really care about.
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ENDOWMENT FUND

An endowment gift supports programs and services long into the future. You choose what aspect of camp you would like to endow, such as camperships, capital, programs, or a staff position, and you choose in whose name it shall be remembered. Only the interest generated by the fund will be spent each year, and only for the purpose you specify. Start your own Endowment Fund with a minimum gift of $50,000. Or make a tribute gift in honor or in memory of someone, and put it toward an existing endowment fund.
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NAMED ENDOWED CAMPERSHIPS

To achieve our goal of making Camp accessible to everyone, regardless of ability to pay, it is essential that we provide increased Campership Funds during these difficult economic times and into the future. Endowed Campership Funds will provide this resource in perpetuity, similar to an endowed academic scholarship.

NAMED ENDOWED STAFF POSITIONS

We have established twenty “Endowed Staff Positions for Summer Camp Programs.” We will hold the principal of these gifts in a restricted endowment fund forever, using only the interest each year to pay for the indicated summer staff positions.

Naming opportunities include the following staff positions:

Arts
Drama
Israel
Jewish Education
Medical Practitioner (Doctor/Nurse)
Music
Nature
Therapist
Sports
Waterfront
Wilderness

TRIBUTE GIFTS

Make your gift in memory of a loved one or in honor of someone’s special occasion— like a birthday, Bat Mitzvah, wedding, birth, or other celebration. We’ll send a Tawonga Tribute card to the person you are honoring or the family who you are making the gift in memory of, letting them know of your special gift and will inscribe your personalized message.

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For additional information, contact Lisa Wertheim, Development Director, at (415) 543-2267 or by email at [email protected]