A Legacy of Generosity
William (z’’l) and Betty (z’’l) Lester established the Lester Society in 1993 to recognize the generosity of those who have endowed their support of the UJA Annual Campaign of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ through an endowment commitment of $100,000 or more. William Lester died in 2005, leaving Federation its first multi-million-dollar endowment to support the UJA Campaign in perpetuity.
The Lester Society recognizes current endowment donors and remembers the generosity of endowment donors who have passed away. Once you become a member, your name will continue to appear on the list of distinguished Lester Society members in perpetuity.
View the Lester Society Roll of Honor.
Membership in the Lester Society requires a commitment of $100,000 for individuals or couples. If a couple would like to be recognized as members of the Lester Society, and the woman would also like to be recognized as a LOJE (Lion of Judah Endowment), they are required to make a total commitment of at least $200,000.
Lester Society members are securing the future of the Greater MetroWest Jewish community and providing support for Israel and vital causes throughout the world. Their generosity will enable future leaders of our Jewish community to take care of people in need, respond to crises, build community, and strengthen Jewish identity.
Levels of Giving
Sustainers of Our Legacy: $100,000 - $249,000
Protectors of Our Community: $250,000 - $499,000
Guardians of Our Traditions: $500,000 - $999,000
Benefactors of Our Future: $1,000,000