By Lauren Rickoff
Director of Campaign and Women’s Division


This year is the inaugural year for the Pearl Society in Jacksonville, joining the Lion of Judah and Pomegranate recognition programs. Each of these programs celebrate our valued donors, and each symbolizes the strength of women’s philanthropy. Women are recognized with a beautiful sterling silver necklace that includes a pearl. As a woman’s giving increases, the number of pearls on her necklace increases as well.


“The Pearl Society is a tremendous opportunity to recognize, in a meaningful way, those donors who are contributing to the Federation’s Annual Campaign at levels between $365 - $1,000,” explains Jennifer Plotkin, Pearl Society Co-chair. “There are various levels of giving within the Pearl Society, and we are excited to grow this group of donors, while promoting how individuals can grow their giving over time.”


“The Pearl Society is a unique opportunity to engage Federation donors,” says Sherrie Saag, Pearl Society Co-chair. “Its giving levels, $365 - $1000, represents a broad spectrum of Jacksonville women – all ages and stages of life, living in every neighborhood across the city. Jennifer and I look forward to bringing this diverse group together for our shared commitment to the Jewish Federation’s mission.”


Please contact Lauren Rickoff at or 904-224-1406 for further details, or to purchase a pearl necklace for $39.