Gifts to the Endowment
Denver Jewish Day School was built by generations of people who gave their time, talents, energy, and financial resources to make our school what it is today. Generous gifts from parents of alumni, grandparents, and faculty and staff built our $3 million endowment, the interest of which provides direct funding to support Denver JDS students, families, faculty, and programs every year.
Since its inception, the endowment has perpetually grown and is invested to ensure long-term financial stability and to support our educational programs, our faculty’s professional development, and our financial aid program. Endowment monies are held in principal and invested by the school. We are actively seeking donors who are interested in supporting endowment growth.
The areas of Endowment at Denver JDS are:
General Endowments are held at Rose Community Foundation and JEWISHcolorado and are comprised of funds from donors for Denver JDS’s general use. The principal in this fund is not to be spent, but is maintained in perpetuity for the purpose of producing income for Denver JDS. The investment income annually generated from this endowment supports the general operating budget of the school. Typically the school receives about $130,000 annually from the endowment holdings to help in the various aspects designated. As our $3 million endowment holdings grow, the annual proceeds will grow to further benefit the school.
When legacy gifts materialize, funds are added to the general endowments until the donor has stated otherwise in his/her legacy documents.
Named endowments can be established with a $100,000 minimum gift and contributed to over time.
Jack Robinson Memorial Endowment supporting scholarships
Rose Medical Center Endowment supporting athletics and student health
The Charles & Louise Rosenbaum Memorial Endowment supporting scholarships
The Auerbach Family Fund supporting student testing
The AMCHA Scholarship supporting scholarships
The Karl Y. Kawa Memorial Fund supporting Holocaust Studies
The Hecht Family Fund supporting Judaic studies
The Malman/Opatowski Family Fund supporting scholarships
The Hans Kaufmann Memorial Endowment supporting the Hebrew Immersion Program (HIP) in Israel