At Shomrei we don’t have set dues! Each member makes an annual financial commitment at a level of their choosing. Called the “Sustaining Share Financial Commitment” each year we run a pledge campaign and each adult individual or household makes a pledge. Pledge at: shomrei.org/renew
How are we doing this year? Here are some live data charts representing the current status of the Pledge Campaign which ends May 31, 2019
Charts update automatically in real time as pledges are recorded.
Roll your mouse over the charts for more details.
*Shomrei currently has 213 households.
*Last year (2018) $496,321 was pledged, the matching grant added $26,615 and $30,884 was recorded as provisional** pledges for a total amount pledged last year of $553,820. While this was adequate for operating Shomrei it necessitated keeping additional fundraisers and we had restricted spending for new membership.
For the coming year $700,000 represents full funding of Shomrei. If this level is reached in pledges then all other general operating fundraising campaigns can be retired and budgets oriented towards growing the membership. The JLC and Preschool are separately funded (largely by tuition) and will retain their respective fundraisers.
**What’s a provisional pledge? When we don’t hear from a member during our renewal campaign, we make the initial assumption that they would like to remain a member of Shomrei. We then enter a provisional pledge for them in the system at the level their pledge for the prior year. When they receive their first invoice they have the option of paying it or raising or lowering their pledge. Because of the uncertainty of their pledge at a time when budgets are being made we very much encourage all members to make a new pledge during the campaign and we hope to have as few provisionals as possible.
*Double The Increase – Matching Grant!
A generous Shomrei family has established a matching grant program (capped at $33,000) for those who raise their Sustaining Share pledge this year by at least 10% over last year. The grant will match your increase, so that Shomrei will receive DOUBLE the boost! To qualify, pledge by May 31, 2019.
Households Qualifying for Matching Grant among the households that have made a pledge so far.
*We’re asking members to consider a separate additional donation to help fund a security guard at Shomrei. The amount of coverage we have will depend on the amount of Security Fund donations received. We expect the annual additional cost to be $18,000 per year (previous $25,000 figure has been revised based on updated estimates) . Our current budget, derived from Sustaining Share Financial Commitments, will not cover this additional cost. Members are asked to consider a security donation only if it would not affect their Sustaining Share Commitment. Security donations are not part of the matching grant.
Number of households increasing, reducing or keeping the same pledge.
Cumulative total of all pledge increases vs reductions compared to same pledges last year.