The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee
The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee strives to strengthen Jewish life and identity, provide for Jewish people in need, and promote support for Israel. The Federation seeks to build a safe and secure Jewish community and counter antisemitism through education and honor Jewish traditions. A 2019 Brandeis University study identified Sarasota-Manatee among the fastest-growing Jewish communities in the country, and members have a deep desire to engage and connect with their Jewish culture and community. In 2023, Sarasota was named one of the Top 10 Best Places to Live in the U.S. and number one in Florida by U.S. News and World Report.
Currently, the Federation is in the midst of a transformative campus redevelopment project. The Larry Greenspon Campus for Jewish Life will serve as a hub of community building, an oasis of learning and respectful exchange, and an incubator for arts and ideas.
Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer, the Major Gifts Officer will strengthen the Federation’s overall giving strategy and increase fundraising effectiveness. With a focus on cultivating major donors ($10,000+) and identifying new prospects, this role will be integral in creating a culture of philanthropy inside and outside the organization.
The Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of age. race, color, sex, national origin, citizenship status, or any protected status in accordance with all federal, state, and local laws.