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How to Give

HBHA offers many ways to impact the education of our students, including the following:
 
Access
Our Academy Access Program is designed to subsidize the difference between the actual cost of educating each child versus our tuition, which is set well below the cost to educate each of your children.  We ask all parents or family members, who have the ability, to help make up this difference with tax-deductible donations.  Access enables HBHA to keep tuition as low as possible, yet continue to provide the highest quality personnel and classroom resources available for our students.
 
Civic Service Award Celebration
As HBHA’s only major fundraising event, this Celebration serves to recognize a distinguished community leader and to raise much-needed money to supplement general operations and financial aid. It is one of the most successful, long-standing dinners in Kansas City, chaired and run by volunteer leadership. Typically held in the spring, CSA tickets and donations are available at many levels. Information is posted on this website.
 
Endowment Fund
When you earmark a donation for HBHA’s Endowment, the funds are invested through the Jewish Community Foundation to ensure long-term financial viability for our school. An annual distribution from this Endowment Fund provides necessary unrestricted monies for educational programming.
 
Legacy/Bequest Gifts
It means so much to the future education of our students when you make a bequest to HBHA via one of many available planned giving vehicles, such as cash, securities, life insurance, real estate, a gift annuity or remainder trust or a charitable lead trust. Your attorney, financial planner or the Jewish Community Foundation can assist you in these matters.
 
Matching Gifts
Please check with your employers to determine if they have matching gift programs for any donations you submit.
 
Ma’ayan Society
Ma’ayan, the Hebrew word for bountiful source, serves as an anchor for our unrestricted operating budget. Donations of $5,000 or more provide the basis of cash flow for educational programming, as tuition monies arrive gradually throughout the year.
 
Specific Programs
We encourage donors to support any of our ongoing departmental programs, such as music, science, technology, scholarships, athletics, alumni, field trips, class travel, etc.
 
Tributes
Please keep HBHA in mind when you wish to make a donation In Honor Of or In Memory Of a friend or relative. We will send an acknowledgement card to whomever you designate to let them know of your thoughtfulness.
 
VIP & Grandparent Day
Major donors, special family members or friends and Grandparents are encouraged to make donations in honor of their friends and students at the Hebrew Academy. Acknowledgements are sent directly to those students notifying them of your kindness and support.