Culture of Giving

The Brandeis Fund

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

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.

Giving Levels

Changemaker $50,000+
Visionary $20,000+
Champion $15,000+
Benefactor $10,000+
Innovator $5,000+
Advocate $3,600+
Chai $1,800+
Partner $720+
Supporter $540+
Friend $360+
Builder $359 (up to)

Gifts of all levels are valued and recognized in our annual report. Donors who contribute at the Chai Level or greater are invited to a special appreciation event.

The 2021–22 Brandeis Fund Cabinet

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  • Co-chairs

    Jason Pollack
    Katie Rose
  • Committee Volunteers

    Jody Barkin
    Leonard Goldberg
    Shira Rutman
    Kate Bedford
    Ruth Katz
    Craig Sakowitz
    Vida Bierman
    Evan Kletter
    Amy Seff
    Tahlia Bliss
    Michelle Kletter
    Lynette Stejskal
    Karen Brein
    Jamie Lasser
    Lara Edelbaum Sunshine
    Adam Eisendrath
    Erica Lawson
    Jenny Zitser-Koren
    Jessica England
    Julie Lewis
    Aimee Golant
    Sarah McGill

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