Giving Societies

"The highest degree of charity—above which there is no higher—is he who strengthens the hand of his fellow Jew through helping him obtain work so that he may be independent and not be reliant upon others."
— Maimonides

ORT America has always counted on the generosity and dedication of its supporters to be able to fulfill its commitments to its students and global programs. We recognize our donors and their contributions, through our many giving societies. These generous supporters enable ORT to carry out its impactful work.

  • The 1880 Society - For donors giving $100,000 and above (paid over a 4-year period)
  • Major Gifts Society - For annual gifts of $5,000 and above
  • The Golden Circle - For annual gifts of $1,000 and above
  • The Guardian Society - Recognizing donors who have supported ORT for 25 years or more
  • De Gunzburg Society - For benefactors who have committed to giving a legacy gift to ORT in their will or through charitable gift annuities, trusts, and more


Michele Chaikin
Development Manager, Legacy and Major Gifts