Giving

To ensure that Hebrew Foundation School continues to offer our children the most innovative, hands-on and progressive secular, Judaic and social/emotional education possible, we need your help.



Why do we Fundraise when HFS Charges Tuition?


Tuition and the government subsidy do not cover the actual operating costs of our school.





I truly believe there are few elementary schools in Montreal that provide the kind of education that students receive at HFS. Not only was I prepared academically, but I graduated inspired to do more and I see that being instilled in my daughters today. It is an honour to give back to the institution that helped shape me. The opportunity to do this with like-minded people to ensure that as many children as possible get to receive such a special and unique experience is both rewarding and an integral part of who I am today.

Clifford Richstone - Alumnus | HFS Parent and Fundraiser


PLEASE DONATE TODAY


For information or to make a donation, please contact:

Sari Sacks, Fundraising and Development Coordinator
514-684-6270 ext. 240 | sackss@hfs.qc.ca


DONATE NOW!



2017 ORT Montreal Ted Wise Gala For Jewish Education

STARRING

LE PETIT CIRQUE

AND FEATURING

Rudi Bainesay
(Ethiopian Israeli Singer)

Place des Arts
Sunday, December 3rd, 2017


Le Petit Cirque Promo ReelRudi Bainesay on “The Voice Israel”




Join the Jewish community of Montreal for a night of celebration, entertainment and philanthropy.


2017 RATE SHEET

WHAT IS THE TED WISE ORT GALA FOR JEWISH EDUCATION?

The Gala is an evening of fun and entertainment with a special performance by a celebrity, auction and cocktail reception where hundreds of members of the Jewish community gather together to raise money for their respective schools and organizations.

HOW DOES ORT HELP HFS?

ORT is an organization dedicated to Jewish education around the world. Each year, ORT hosts The Ted Wise ORT Gala which is a wonderful opportunity for our school to fundraise without incurring the costs of hosting a major event. Through the generosity of philanthropic donors, who cover all the operational costs of the Gala, we fundraise through ORT but have 100% of all money raised directed back to us.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

HFS is responsible for

  • Selling tickets to the Gala
  • Getting ads for the ORT Journal that is circulated in the Montreal Gazette
  • Soliciting sponsors for the Gala
  • Collecting donations

HFS and our families benefit

  • 100% of the funds raised are given back to HFS
  • Donors receive a tax receipt for the allowable part of their contribution
  • HFS is eligible to win bonus incentive dollars
  • Donors enjoy a fun and entertaining night out together with the Jewish community of Montreal
  • Advertisers and sponsors receive extensive exposure to key target markets
  • HFS families are eligible to receive their $500 fundraising deposit back when they raise dollars through ORT

WHY SHOULD I SUPPORT THE ORT GALA?

  • This is HFS’ main fundraising event for the whole year
  • All the money raised goes back to HFS
  • Money raised goes to support important programs at HFS that directly benefit your child
  • You get a tax receipt for the allowable portion of your contribution

WHY DOES HFS FUNDRAISE WHEN I PAY TUITION?

HFS only has two sources of income: tuition and the government grant we receive per child. Together, these do not cover the actual operating costs of our school. We actually run at a deficit of more than $2,000 per child.

It is only thanks to the support of Federation CJA and Generations Fund and through fundraising that we are able to run a balanced budget every year without having to cut valuable programs and services to our children.

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?

Academic Excellence

  • Technology tools and equipment
  • Updated curriculum, books, resources, materials and training
  • Extensive professional development for teachers
  • Field trips tied in to the curriculum
  • Special workshops and lectures

Jewish Life

  • Weekly Shabbat celebrations
  • Holiday programming
  • Living Legacy workshops
  • Chagigah celebrations

Student Services

  • Social Development Educator in the schoolyard at all recesses and lunches
  • Early Childhood Interventionist for Kindergarten and Grade 1
  • Lunchtime social groups
  • Speech and Occupational Therapy screenings
  • Schoolyard Buddy / Recess Success programs

Tuition Assistance

  • 30% of HFS families received some form of tuition assistance for the 2016-2017 school year

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

Donate

  • Buy tickets to the show
  • Become a sponsor
  • Place an ad in the ORT Journal
  • Make a straight donation

Fundraise

  • Sell tickets to the show
  • Solicit sponsors
  • Get advertisements for the ORT Journal
  • Collect donations

Volunteer

  • Outreach to current families
  • Help plan events
  • Make calls

To get involved, contact Sari Sacks, Development Coordinator at sackss@hfs.qc.ca. or at 514-684-6270, ext. 240.


FUN FACTS

HFS has won over $120,000 in bonus dollars since 2010 though an exciting incentive program.

HFS has raised over $1 million through ORT since 2010.