This week, I met this woman now in her early 30’s. As she learned of those strangers who helped her and her family, her Jewish identity was shaped by the immense gratitude she felt toward a community who cared for her as a little girl. As I introduced her to donors and she said, “Thank you for rescuing me and giving me my life,” donors witnessed the impact of their dollars. It is a rare and special moment when donors meet the recipient who was nourished by their gift physically, emotionally and spiritually. Donors were especially moved when she shared that her life today is dedicated to giving back to the community and working as a Jewish Professional.
Today, I’m grateful for my family, for colleagues here and around the world and for the generosity of strangers who faithfully donate their money to change the lives of strangers.