The breadth and the depth of the educational experience at Associated creates many opportunities for Associated supporters to fund specific programs.
In some instances, these are existing programs that can be maintained or enhanced through the support of donors. In others, initiatives have been identified but can only be brought to fruition with the help of supporters. In some cases, donors have suggested and offered to fund programs that are particularly meaningful to them.
Some examples of Associated's program-specific funds are:
- The Sara and Henry Laufer Fund for Synagogue Skills - has provided the dedicated resources and materials to enhance the Middle School Tefilla program and is allowing students to see their morning minyan as an expression of community and a source of inspiration.
- The Jennifer Piltz Memorial Fund for Special Needs - is providing the funds to purchase equipment, software and resources that is enhancing our ability to meet the individual learning needs of our students.
- The Harold Dessen Memorial Fund - enables an annual grade-wide multi-disciplinary Israel studies program involving art, music, Hebrew language and culminating in an assembly at which students present their accomplishments.
For more information on establishing or contributing to a Program Specific fund, please contact Rella Margolis at 416-494-7666, ext. 261.
"When our parents, Sara z"l and Henry Laufer z"l passed away, we wanted to honor their memory in a way that they would have been proud of. As we look back on our lives, we have come to realize that one of the most important decisions they made for us was, at great personal sacrifice, to enroll us at Associated. Our education at Associated gave us the tools to navigate the modern world and to parent our children. Much of the joy and beauty of our lives, we owe to this education."
Tom ('63) and Igor z"l Laufer
Founders, The Sara and Henry Laufer Fund