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 7% 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
  • Faculty excellence including competitive salaries, benefits, and access to professional development 
  • Co-curricular programs such as art, athletics, band, CREATE, drama, library arts, and music
  • 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
  • Capital improvements to our facilities

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 2022–23 Brandeis Fund Cabinet

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  • Co-chairs

    Jamie Lasser
    Katie Rose
  • Committee Volunteers

    Renen Amir
    Irit Miller
    Jody Barkin
    Rena Mizrahi
    Kate Bedford
    Liliana Peliks
    Vida Bierman
    Maggie Rothschild
    Basia Bona
    Oren Rubinstein
    Beth Cousens
    Shira Rutman
    Shelly Dolev
    Craig Sakowitz
    Beth Fox
    Jennifer Saslaw
    MacKenzie Huynh
    Amy Seff
    Talya Kesselman Brass
    Jon Seff
    Michelle Kletter
    Sarah Shields
    Yelena Koplowicz
    Justine Simpson
    Erica Lawson
    Lara Sunshine
    Alyce Lichaa
    Tahlia Tartakovsky

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