2018 Year End Updates


Book Author Event Huge Success
By Nettie Nabedrick

Our 2018 Book Author Event was a huge success, thanks to our members, friends, guests, and sponsors.

Our tables were full, our speakers were terrific, and the food was good. That makes
for a fantastic combination. Two hundred and fifty attended both events. The final figures are not in but we raised over $13,500, a generous contribution for scholarships. The AdBook is fantastic and we hope you will support our advertisers. Thank you to the donors that were not able to attend and those who extended their contribution. We really appreciate all you do. We were sorry for those who could not attend and hope to see you next year. Everyone should be well.

Thank you to the committee, that works all year on this event, to be sure it “runs” well! It certainly did. It has been my pleasure to serve as chairperson for the past 6 years. Thank you all for your continuous support. It was great working with you.

Scholarships – JFS St Paul
By Rhoda Redleaf

Thank you to all supporters of our recent fundraising events. As you know, our funds are used to support Scholarships for local residents in conjunction with both twin city Jewish Family Service agencies. Since our inception, we have supported on average 15-18 or more such scholarships annually. We recently received this note from JFS of St. Paul and wanted to share it with all our members. St. Paul JFS is grateful for our continued relationship with BOND. Because of your generosity, we help individuals complete relevant training that helps them earn more and become self-sufficient. Here are a few examples of lives that are changed because of the funds you provide for their training.

Tamika – age 49 after an illness. Tamika decided a career change – boiler’s license. Leonardo came to the U.S. as a refugee from Central America. Because he is fluent in four languages, he is interested in the field of medical interpreting. There is a certification program he found to allow him to work in Minnesota.

Scholarship Committee Meets With JFCS to Make Awards
By Judy Sherman

On July 11 the Scholarship Committee met with Todd Sandler to choose the recipients of money awarded to students at colleges and other post-high school institutions. Five students were chosen by Todd and approved by about a dozen BOND members to receive a grand total of $12,000. Recipients varied in age from 18 to 59 and are attending attended a variety of colleges and professional schools.

Fundraising 2018 A Great Year
By Maraline Slovut, VP Fundraising

The fundraising group is a very diverse group but we all share a common goal. Having fundraising events and other activities to provide money for education for training or re-training so people can get jobs to provide income for themselves and their families. Most important they gain self-worth and respect for themselves.

Thank you to my team of Eva Broude, Suzanne Prass and Millie Segal for their hard work on the April fundraiser, “It’s Not All Black and White”. We raised over $1,000 for scholarships. Thank you to the Book Author committee for a very successful fundraiser. The AdBook, this year, 2018, raised $3,667 after expenses for scholarships. To the AdBook team: Carole Epstein, Nancy Garber, Renee Gainsley, Linda Gilfix, Bev London, and Judy Serrell, thank you so much. Also, thank you to Carolyn Kaufmann for so many sales of the Dining Club Cards, Nancy Garber for the silver sales, and many other BOND members for a variety of small group activities that raised funds for scholarships. To all our members and guests attending scholarship events and activities, Thank You.