October 10, 2011
Dear Friends and Supporters of Yeshivat He'Atid,
Shanah Tovah to all of you. With the advent of a new year, we’re thrilled to share exciting news with you. A very generous donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, has offered to match all of our donations to date, dollar-for-dollar, as well as contributions we receive in the near future, up to $1,000,000 (for a total of $2,000,000). This donor firmly believes in the mission of Yeshivat He’Atid and views our work as having the potential to both increase affordability at Jewish day schools across the country and create a vibrant 21st century approach to Judaic and secular studies. With this generous and visionary donor’s help, the $350,000 we have raised has now morphed into $700,000 with several other donors considering making meaningful pledges.
We are now prepared to cash checks. We plan to cash checks a week from today, on Monday, October 17,2011. A special thank you to our original donors as the initial $125,000 we raised from our parent body was crucial in convincing this donor that there are enough families looking for changenow. It has helped build momentum behind our efforts and we now believe that in all probability, we will have more demand than capacity for our initial 2012-2013 school year.
We’d also like to invite you to join us at our Open House on Monday night, November 14/18th Cheshvan, at 8:00 p.m. at Congregation Rinat Yisrael - 389 West Englewood Ave. Come discover our 21st century approach to an affordable and quality Jewish education. We are planning to open with prek-2nd grade, depending on demand. Please register for our Open House here.
While additional funding would be helpful, the money raised to date is sufficient to ensure that we open as planned in September 2012. We are in final discussions to hire a head of school and secure physical space, both of which we plan to complete (and announce) prior to opening registration in early November.
We again want to thank you for your donations and your support, all of which will provide the community with a high quality, affordable Jewish and secular 21st century education for our children.
The Board of Directors, Yeshivat He'Atid
October 10, 2011