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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Public Service Annoucement: Annual Giving Program

This just in. The program is schedule for this Tuesday in the 5 Towns. Guest posters are welcome to email a summary of ideas presented.


Institute for University-School Partnership Continues Programming in Far Rockaway-Five Towns on School Affordability

Yeshiva University’s Institute for University-School Partnership will hold its fifth program on school affordability in the Far Rockaway/Five Towns community with a workshop on “Maximizing Annual Giving.” The program will take place on Tuesday, October 20 at the Hebrew Academy of Long Beach’s Davis Renov Stahler High School, 700 Ibsen St. in Woodmere, NY at 8pm.
This workshop is an integral part of the Institute’s commitment to partner with schools and communities to improve the quality and value of yeshiva day school education. To promote data-driven and research-based good practices, the Institute has fielded a number of surveys in the past year, including the first-ever study of board governance practices in Jewish day schools and a just completed focused survey of fundraising practices of 15 yeshiva day schools in the Far Rockaway-Five Towns community in preparation for the October 20th program. The results of these surveys, benchmarking the practices of the participating schools, will shape the upcoming workshop agenda.
The program will be geared to executive directors, development directors, and active board members and will feature experts in annual campaign development and alumni affairs from the Institute and YU’s Department of Institutional Advancement. The presentation will focus on how to implement a well-designed annual campaign and enlist alumni and alumni families in supporting their schools.
Harry Bloom, director of planning and performance improvement at the Institute and an experienced fundraising professional, will discuss the effectiveness of alternative annual campaign strategies and define key components of the most comprehensive and effective campaigns. Barbara Birch, senior director of alumni affairs and annual giving at YU, will share strategies for successfully engaging day school alumni and for achieving broad annual campaign participation.

The presentations will be followed by individualized working sessions led by a team of Yeshiva University fundraising experts who will coach the attending schools in strategies to improve their annual campaign effectiveness.

For more information please contact the Institute of University-School Partnership’s Five Towns/Rockaways Regional Coordinator Eli Shapiro, LCSW at


Proud MO said...

It's great that the schools are finally doing something about the out-of-control tuition costs.

Anonymous said...

Proud MO,

I assume the post was sarcastic, but it is hard to convey tone.

There have got to be far better answers than running more effective fundraising campaigns. The lack of leadership on this issue is appalling and will result in a collapse of the day school system.