Modeled on a successful public school program, the “Adopt A Class” project secures individuals, companies or organizations as “adopters” of a particular class. These “adopters” commit to making substantial donations for the benefit of the class and participate with parents and students in at least one major fundraising activity during the year for the benefit of the adopted class.
The long-term goal of the project is to raise sufficient funds to create a surplus after year three with a large group of adopters. The surplus would be used to create an endowment to perpetuate the ability of the community to subsidize the high cost of providing a Jewish Day School education.
There can be more than one “adopter” of a particular class. The annual class fundraiser will be planned and executed through collaboration between parent and student volunteers and the adopter. Points will be awarded to the students or their parents who volunteer their time in the fundraising efforts for the class and possibly for other valuable assistance to the day school. The points earned by a student or parent will determine the amount of tuition subsidy to be granted.
The Adopt a Class concept can be expanded by obtaining additional “adopters” over a period of time to create an endowment to permanently subsidize the high cost of a Jewish day school education. Greater affordability will encourage more parents to enroll their children in Jewish day schools which will result in better educated leaders in the Jewish community. Another positive outcome of the Adopt a Class project is that, by incentivizing students and their parents to raise funds for a Jewish cause, the project educates a new generation with regard to the importance of giving back to the community through participation and through charitable contributions.
For more information contact Asher Bellles at firstname.lastname@example.org