Ways to Give

Annual Appeal

Like all other independent schools, KSDS relies on voluntary contributions to finance the full cost of each student’s education. Tuition dollars cover approximately 85% of the cost of educating a child at KSDS. The Annual Campaign helps bridge the gap. 

Our Annual Campaign raises the additional dollars needed to meet the school’s budget and to fund programming that enables KSDS to maintain its high standards. It is the expectation of the school that every family will participate in the Annual Campaign. It is also hoped that when circumstances permit, grandparents will participate as well. 

  • Average parent gift last year: $360
  • 30% of parents who participated last year gave a gift of $18–100
  • 50% of parents who participated last year gave a gift of $100–499

Your participation has a major influence on whether we receive additional funding when KSDS applies for grants, foundation funding and community support. We strive for 100% parent participation.

Tribute Gifts

If you would like to make a donation to Krieger Schechter Day School on behalf of someone else, please click here to access our online Tribute Gifts form.

The Schneider Fund

A KSDS tradition for almost 15 years, the Schneider Fund raises tens of thousands of dollars each year. Each class in the Middle School has its own fund, which welcomes donations for any reason: a memorial, to honor someone, or to celebrate a birthday or another major milestone.

The Schneider Fund collects money from donations to split between a tzedakah fund in Israel and a subsidy to help lower the cost for each student to attend their 8th grade Israel trip.

You're also welcome to make a donation in advance of your own child's Schneider Fund year. That money will be tracked and counted toward your child's 8th grade Israel trip and the tzedakah fund that your child's class selects.

If you wish to donate to the Schneider Fund, please leave a check and a note with the details of your donation in the Lower School Office and designate which class year you are donating for. Please include your name and address, and the name and address of the honoree, so that the committee can send an acknowledgment card.

Questions? Contact: Robyn Blum at cmJsdW1Aa3Nkcy5lZHU=.