Culture of Giving

Giving Opportunities

The Brandeis Fund

The Brandeis Fund is our school’s annual fund campaign. It is the school's most important fundraising effort because it provides the greatest impact. Each year, parents, alumni, and friends show their support for our students and teachers by making a gift to The Brandeis Fund. The Brandeis Fund provides unrestricted funding to help offset the cost of educating each student. The funds raised account for more than 6% of the school’s operating budget, making it a critical component in supporting daily life at the school. Every gift goes to work immediately to enrich each student’s educational experience. 
 
Gifts to The Brandeis Fund support:

  • Innovative curriculum and academic program initiatives
  • Socio-economic diversity in our community through our generous tuition assistance program
  • Leading-edge technology in the classrooms and student access to laptops and devices to ensure that students can make the most of their learning
  • Faculty excellence including competitive salaries, benefits, and access to professional development 
  • Co-curricular programs like art, music, drama, athletics, and library arts
  • Capital improvements to our facilities including all of the health upgrades that make the return to school safe for our students and faculty

NEW THIS YEAR! 
Introducing the Eitanim Society:
Donors who contribute to the Brandeis Fund nine years or more become members of the Eitanim Society. Eitanim means steadfast and your dedicated support during your family’s years at Brandeis and beyond is valued. Consistent annual giving to the school allows Brandeis to remain exceptional and ensures our school remains strong today and tomorrow. Eitanim Society members receive special acknowledgment in the annual report.

Major Gifts

Major gifts, also known as Leadership gifts, are large scale contributions made in addition to annual giving, that are used to transform school programs identified as strategic institutional priorities. To learn about the major giving opportunities identified in the Brandeis 2023 Strategic Plan, click here. For more information, please contact Stacy Youkilis, director of development.

Events

Our vibrant and diverse community comes together to strengthen and support the school and its mission during several events throughout the year.
 
Grandparents and Special Friends Day is a special occasion where we invite grandparents and special friends of our students to visit our school and celebrate their student’s learning and growth. It offers a rich opportunity to learn and share with each other the wisdom of our years and how it has shaped who we are today.
 
The annual spring fundraiser is a celebratory evening with dinner, cocktails, live auction, fund-a-need, and entertainment. The funds raised from this evening support the school’s tuition assistance program, strategic initiatives in support of curriculum development, and other areas critical to the operating budget of the school. 

Save the Date: The 2021-2022 spring fundraiser will take place on the evening of Saturday, April 2, 2022. 

Tribute Gifts

Celebrate a simchah (happy occasion) or remember a loved one through a tribute donation. All tribute donations are recognized in the annual report and an acknowledgement is sent to the recipient expressing your thoughtfulness. 

Birthday Book Club

The Birthday Book Club is a wonderful way to celebrate your child's birthday, help instill a lifelong love of reading, and grow our media resource center. The club provides the media resource center with funds for additional materials and programming. With a donation of $18, a new book or media item will be added to our collection. A special label will be placed in the front of the book.

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