Wednesday, November 07, 2007

An exciting program

Two Jewish Organizations - The Jewish Funders Network (JFN) and the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE) have announced that they will match any first time grant to a day school with $0.50 per dollar. There are several catches of course - the grant needs to be the first grant given by the donor to any school, or it needs to be at least 5x times larger than any previous gifts, and the pool is only $5 million. That being said, there is still money to be had, because all told, this campaign will hopefully raise $15 million for day schools around the country.

While $15 million may not do much on the national level, that money is great for those schools that will get it, and hopefully it will set precedents for other similar programs in the future.

If by chance, you are sitting on a wad of cash, and don't have a particular school in mind, why not give it to my kids school?

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