Ben Gurion Giving Society

Ben Gurion Giving Society  

SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, March 31

Ben-Gurion Society (BGS) Luncheon featuring the Crain’s 40 Under 40

JUF's Ben-Gurion Society invites you and a guest to attend an exclusive luncheon celebrating honorees of Crain's Chicago Business 2014 40 Under 40 -- Crain's annual roundup of dealmakers, innovators, risk-takers and job creators, all who have reached the top of their fields before their 40th birthdays. Illinois State Senator Daniel Biss and more will be featured on an interactive panel on Wednesday, March 31 at Mesirow Financial (353 N. Clark St.).

11:45 a.m. Networking, 12:15 p.m. Lunch and Panel Presentation.

The cost to attend is $25 and kosher lunch will be served. A minimum gift of $1,000 to the 2015 Jewish United Fund Annual Campaign is required to attend. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Wyner, Assistant Director, YLD at (312) 357-4880 or


  The Ben-Gurion Society (BGS) is a national donor recognition society for young adults, ages 25-45, who make a contribution of $1,000 or more to the Jewish United Fund's Annual Campaign. Here in Chicago, there are over 1,000 Ben-Gurion Society members accounting for more than $4 million of JUF's Annual Campaign.

By being a part of BGS, you gain exclusive access to networking and private events with a committed and passionate group of Jewish young professionals. As a member of BGS, you are part of a vibrant network of thousands of men and women across North America making a difference in your community, in Israel and in countries around the world. Donate now.

BGS is founded on the principles of David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister of the State of Israel. BGS embodies Ben-Gurion's legacy, that young men and women use their vision and combine their power, passion and resources to build a strong and responsible Jewish community at home, in Israel, and around the world.


  • Each year at YLD's Big Event, a special VIP Reception is held to recognize members of BGS. This past year's reception was held on November 16 at 7:15 p.m. and included open bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres and the opportunity to meet Jim Gaffigan in person! See photos from the event here!
  • Let us know your ideas for future BGS events.
  • Please contact YLD Director, Sally Preminger at 312-357-4880 with questions and to learn how you can get involved today!

2015 Ben-Gurion Society Chairs:

Steven Levine, Executive Chair

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