B’nai Simcha Annual Fund
Annual giving is one of the most important initiatives in any school’s or non-profit’s fundraising efforts. The B’nai Simcha Annual Fund is the money our preschool raises on an ongoing, yearly basis to cover both operating and budgetary costs as well as fund specific projects and campaigns that tuition alone will not cover.
Why Parent Annual Support Matters
You pay tuition. Isn’t that enough? The short answer is, unfortunately not. To continue providing our young students with a nurturing environment, unique programming, highly trained faculty and an extraordinary Jewish experience, B’nai Simcha depends on the monies raised by our Annual Fund. Without the generosity of our parent community, the preschool will not be able to maintain and expand upon our mission and vision.
Each and every gift beyond tuition is important. Together the impact made will benefit our children and help our school!
Like all non-profit, independent schools, B’nai Simcha relies on the Annual Fund to help close “the gap” or to fulfill the difference between tuition revenue and the actual cost of a single year of B’nai education.
Your Gift’s Impact
Your gift sends a message to corporations, foundations and potential major donors that our community sees the value of B’nai Simcha and that we are committed to ensuring its success! It further demonstrates that we aren’t just surviving but thriving as a private Jewish preschool.
Your gift not only directly impacts the school, it inspires our community and beyond. And that, is truly priceless.
Where Does the Money Go?
The Annual Fund provides the school with the greatest flexibility to direct monies where they are most needed; from educational and extracurricular programming to faculty development and support. The Annual Fund can even assist with financial aid for families in need, building or maintenance campaigns as well as fulfilling parent/student/faculty wish lists.
The main purpose of the Annual Fund is to ensure that our school’s operational budget is fully supported while ensuring we meet all of our immediate needs. Donations are used in the same fiscal year in which they are received. The fiscal year runs from July 1st to June 30th of the following year.
How to Participate
Participation matters and it is easy! There are a couple of ways you can help the Annual Fund:
Attend an Event: Each year, B’nai Simcha holds at least one major fundraiser. Buying tickets to attend, purchasing auction items, encouraging friends and family to come and support are all ways in which you will directly benefit the Annual Fund.
Respond to the Annual Appeal: At the beginning of each school year, B’nai will launch its annual campaign starting at Back to School Night, as well as mailing out a formal letter. Please act on our call for action!
Pledge and Pay Your Way
Don't want to wait for an event or letter? Don't want to be solicited each year? Great! We can help by working with you to create a multi-year pledge to gift the school as much as you'd like over as many years as you need.
For example: You can make a pledge to gift the school $1000 to be paid over 4 years. That’s $250 a year and we can even setup in advance when to invoice you and how to collect. Leave the paperwork to us!
Corporate Matching Gifts:
Double the impact your gift makes by checking to see if your employer will match your donation. Companies usually match donation at a 1:1 ratio, but some will match higher at a 2:1 or 3:1 ratio. Ask your Human Resources department today to see what your employer is willing to do!
B’nai Simcha is a special place. When we were looking for a preschool for Ezzie, now a Coyote, we wanted a Jewish education and nurturing environment. But everywhere else we looked seemed more like an institution with short hours and a hearty price tag to boot! The moment we stepped onto the school’s playground; we knew B’nai was the place for us. The welcoming staff and community-centered approach spoke to our values directly. We also loved that our kids would be with other Jewish kids from the very secular to the religious, would hear Hebrew every day, and would be exposed to both Jewish and American holidays.
Over the past two and a half years, B’nai has become our home away from home. We cannot mention how many times we have felt taken care of by the dedicated teachers and staff. Whenever anyone we know is looking for a preschool, we cannot recommend B’nai fast enough! We seriously look forward to two and a half more years in this magical place.
But every great organization can only continue to excel if it has the dedicated support of its community to help maintain its greatness. Therefore, as B’nai parents, we are respectfully asking you to join us in making a gift to the B’nai Simcha Annual Fund this year. As long as each of our families makes a donation of any size, our children’s experiences and our sweet school will continue to succeed and grow!
The school will request parents to go above and beyond their tuition commitments with only two special fundraisers – our Wine Without Whine event and our Annual Appeal – each year. So please consider supporting B’nai by clicking the "donate" button below. B’nai can’t continue its greatness without all of you. Let’s enter into the new year by having a little fun, giving magnanimously, and with the spirit of sustaining the place we all fell in love with the first time we walked through its doors.
Your friends and fellow parents,
Michael Jaffe & Amy Jaffe
President, B'nai Simcha Parent Board & Parents of Ezzie (alumni) and Rose (Giraffe)
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B'nai Simcha is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Tax ID 95-3643872
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