You can support Camp Tawonga in various ways and 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 unrestricted gift to the Annual Campaign helps ensure that every child has the means to participate, regardless of their family's financial circumstances; that every program we provide continues to be the best in the business; and that every acre of our irreplaceable property is preserved forever as a safe and beautiful haven for children.
Give the gift of camp! Every summer, hundreds of children receive financial assistance from Camp Tawonga. These children come from a wide range of family situations with all types of economic challenges. Our professional staff works closely with their families in a confidential and respectful way to distribute more than $500,000 annually in camperships. For those lucky children, your gift makes all the difference.
You can choose to restrict your gift to support any of Tawonga's superlative programs. Our backpacking program brings more children to the Yosemite backcountry than any other. Our Keshet Family Camp is the first in the nation to specifically serve families let by LGBTQ parents. Our Israel programs send American youth to Israel and bring Israeli youth to Tawonga, creating deep and lasting bonds between our peoples. Please call us to discuss these and other opportunities to support the things you really care about.
We are blessed to own 160 acres of pristine forest on the Tuolomne River. Your gift helps us expand and improve our ability to host an ever growing number of children at summer camp and to provide comfortable, accessible housing for parents and grandparents at our family weekends. We have zero debt, so every dollar you invest in Tawonga stays at Tawonga. Please call us to learn more about upcoming capital projects and how your donation can make a significant impact.
An endowment gift supports programs and services long into the future. You choose what aspect of camp you would like to endow-such as music, Judaica, camperships, or capital-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. Please call us to discuss.
MAKE A PLANANED GIFT AND JOIN THE TAWONGA LEGACY SOCIETY
The Tawonga Legacy Society includes individuals and families who have chosen to designate a portion of their estate to Tawonga, ensuring that the Tawonga of the future will be as strong and impactful for children as it is today.
By including Tawonga in your estate plan, you can make a gift that costs you nothing during your lifetime. For example, you might name Tawonga as a beneficiary of your will, revocable trust, retirement plan, or life insurance policy, depending on your goals. We're ready to work with you and your advisors to craft the gift plan that best meets your goals and objectives.
Become a Legacy Society Member by signing a letter of Intent that acknowledges your pledge to include Camp Tawonga in your estate plan and announces your commitment to your family and the community. By signing, you will join other dedicated members of our community who deeply value the impact that camp makes in the lives of children.
- Download Letter of Intent
- View list of current Legacy Society Members
For additional information, contact Lisa Wertheim, Development Director, at (415) 543-2267 or by email at email@example.com