Ben Gurion Society

What is BGS?

The Ben-Gurion Society (BGS) is a national donor recognition society for young adults, ages 25-45, who make a contribution of $1,000 or more to the Jewish United Fund's Annual Campaign. Here in Chicago, there are over 700 Ben-Gurion Society members accounting for almost $3 million of JUF's Annual Campaign.

BGS is founded on the principles of David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister of the State of Israel. BGS embodies Ben-Gurion's legacy, that young men and women use their vision and combine their power, passion and resources to build a strong and responsible Jewish community at home, in Israel, and around the world.

Benefits

This year, we are enhancing the Ben-Gurion Society with the goal of providing our most generous donors with a special set of benefits. 2016-2017 BGS benefits will focus on exclusive access to JUF programming, high-level briefings on current events and opportunities to engage with our agencies. The full slate of benefits will include the following:

  • Invite-only BGS-only events (including a complimentary VIP reception at YLD’s Big Event fundraiser)
  • Preferred seating at JUF programs
  • Expedited security at certain events
  • High-level briefings on current events
  • Exclusive opportunities to engage with senior community leaders
  • Insider access to JUF agencies

Upcoming Programs

  1. As part of a slate of benefits for Ben-Gurion Society (BGS) members in 2017-2018, we are pleased to provide access to exclusive briefings on critical issues facing our communities. Next event coming soon!

Join BGS

Please contact YLD Director, Elizabeth Wyner at 312-357-4812 with questions and to learn how you can get involved today!

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