Celebrations: A Message from Galit
As 2016 comes to a close, I am pleased to share with you this first Tri-State newsletter. We would like to shed some light on the profound progress we have made this year, and thank you for helping us to enrich the lives of so many IDF soldiers. On behalf of the entire Tri-State Team, I personally thank you for your generous support and unwavering commitment to our brave brothers and sisters in uniform.
Here is a glimpse back into 2016 and what you have made possible:
- 205 new deserving young men and women veterans were granted four-year scholarships for higher education through the IMPACT! Scholarship Program.
- 16 battalions and squadrons were adopted and -- through the care of Tri-State donors -- we supported 6,400 soldiers.
- 100 Lone Soldiers were flown home to reunite with their families.
- 150 wounded soldiers were supported by Tri-State funds through counseling, financial aid, and a variety of rehabilitation programs.
Tri-State had a record year in planned giving as so many found satisfaction in helping secure the future of the IDF. Feel free to contact us and we will help you create a legacy that will strengthen and support Israel for years to come.
This year has been a milestone for Tri-State in so many ways: we had 35 parlor meetings, 8 fabulous galas, an extraordinary golf outing, and we have you to thank for all of it. It is your support and dedication that enables us to make such a tremendous difference in soldiers’ lives, and to help Israel and Jewish people around the globe to thrive for generations to come. Thank you for being part of our FIDF family. May we continue to work together and bring the Tri-State Region to even greater heights in 2017.
Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy New Year!
Galit Brichta, Tri-State Executive Director
Galit.Brichta@fidf.org | 646-274-9701 | Tri-State at www.fidf.org
p.s. We hope to welcome you soon for our not-to-be missed New York National Gala in March!
p.p.s. Here’s a moment of holiday joy we wanted to share: for a peek inside a Tri-State IDF Musical Ensemble Concert courtesy of Long Island News 12, see it HERE
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