Dear HBHA Families and Friends,
The future of HBHA is brighter because of YOU! Thank you for making HBHA’s Annual Campaign a success!
Like most independent schools, HBHA doesn’t receive government funding. In light of the fact that tuition does not cover the actual expense of educating our students and assuring their health and safety, this campaign is our ‘bread and butter.’ HBHA is committed to providing every child a Jewish education, regardless of family income. Our low tuition lessens the barrier to entry, but more than half our students still need financial assistance.
HBHA is able to support its mission thanks to generous grants from our major funders: Jewish Federation, Menorah Heritage Foundation and Jewish Community Foundation. However, these contributions only cover part of our costs. The majority of our support comes from YOU, our families and friends. We are grateful for your ongoing gifts to our Annual Campaign which provides unrestricted funding for operations, programs and financial aid.
Please view our Annual Campaign FAQs to answer your questions regarding this fund.
Since 1966, HBHA has partnered with Jewish families and organizations to educate and give our community’s children the skills and passion to live meaningful Jewish lives. Please be part of the success of our next 55+ years by giving to HBHA’s Annual Campaign today.
Contact me, [email protected], 913.327.8176, or Kerry Cosner, Director of Development, [email protected], 913.327.8156 to discuss your Annual Campaign gift or legacy giving.
With warm regards,
HBHA Head of School
We shifted to an Annual Campaign to consolidate ‘asks’ and simplify things for our loyal supporters. By creating one major fundraising vehicle, we now focus our efforts, and yours, on raising unrestricted support for operations, programs and financial aid.
In 2008, HBHA made a bold move to reduce tuition by 50% to bring in more students and enable families struggling with the recession to continue their students’ private school education. As part of this change, the volunteers who created AAP reached out to families to contribute all or part of the remaining 50% of tuition as a charitable donation. In the years following, some families gave the full AAP contributions, and many families gave partial donations. We remain grateful for this support. However, the reality is that over the years the cost of education increased while AAP donations decreased. For this reason, AAP gifts transitioned into the Annual Campaign.
- With HBHA tuition ranging from $12,190-$14,310 per student, an equal gift would provide the full cost of a child’s private education. Please give to the Annual Campaign to the best of your ability, as we all understand the school cannot hope to operate without meaningful donations.
Those who participate in our Matmidim Jewish Studies Track used to raise money to support the program. We believe that Matmidim is 100% part of HBHA, so its funding now comes out of the HBHA operations budget. Matimidim is an expensive program, so we ask all Matmidim families, and those who support it, to generously contribute to the Annual Campaign to the same extent they supported Matmidim in previous years.
Ma’ayan was our giving circle of those gifting $5,000 or more to HBHA. Now, at $6,000, Ma’ayan is one of the many giving levels of the Annual Campaign. We encourage all previous Ma’ayan donors to continue supporting HBHA through the Annual Campaign.
HBHA continues to host its only major fundraising event each year to honor members of our community and celebrate the many accomplishments of our students. Plans are underway for this year’s Celebration, honoring Alan Edelman on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at the Westin Crown Center. Please check back for sponsorship, ticket and donation information about our 49th Celebration.
Your financial support is critical to the future of HBHA and its students, regardless of how you choose to give!