When and why to donate

SPHDS - like most private Jewish schools - has a funding gap, which means that tuition fees do not cover the entire cost of operating the school. This gap varies year over year, but is generally between 15% and 20% of the total budget.
Grassroots donations - from parents, alumni and community members - are necessary to cover a significant portion of this gap. The remainder is covered by general operating grants from Jewish philanthropies, foundations and local federations.
We will be calling on our alumni, community supporters and parents to make donations during the following campaigns in 2022-2023:
  • The Annual Campaign, throughout the year
  • Giving Tuesday, November 29 2022
  • Annual Purim Gala, March 19 2023
  • WalkAthon, May 2023 (exact date TBD)