Support Us

The Leffell School Annual Fund is the number one fundraising priority for the school, providing critical funds for financial assistance, professional faculty development, academic and co-curricular enrichment opportunities, and much more. Gifts to the Annual Fund help bridge the gap between tuition and fees and the actual cost of providing an education at The Leffell School to our students. Through Annual Fund giving, our parents, alumni, alumni parents, grandparents, faculty, and friends partner with us and make a direct and immediate impact on all we do to fulfill our mission. Every gift, regardless of amount, is an investment in assuring that the school can continue to provide its outstanding educational and extracurricular programming to as many students as possible.

Ways to Give

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  • Gifts By Mail

    The simplest and most widely used means of donating to The Leffell School is by check. Please make your check payable to “The Leffell School” and mail it to:

    Office of Institutional Advancement
    The Leffell School
    555 West Hartsdale Avenue
    Hartsdale, NY 10530
  • Credit Cards

    To make a donation to The Leffell School via our secure online donation form, click Make a Gift. If you prefer to give your credit card number by phone, please contact Erika DaSilva in the Office of Institutional Advancement at 914-948-8333 ext. 8118.
  • Gifts in Honor or Memory

    The Leffell School welcomes gifts made in honor of lifecycle events such as weddings, Bnai Mitzvah, births, or in memory of a loved one. Click Make a Gift to donate in honor or memory. The Office of Institutional Advancement will send you an acknowledgement for your gift and will inform the honoree or the family of the person being memorialized.
  • Gifts of Securities

    The Leffell School accepts donations of stock. In addition to helping the school, this may enable you to avoid capital gains and receive a tax benefit. Contact Barbara Shapiro, Director of the Office of Institutional Advancement at bshapiro@leffellschool.org or 914-948-8333 ext. 8004, for more information and specific transfer instructions.
  • Corporate Matching Gifts

    Many corporations match their active and retired employees’ donations to not-for-profit organizations, including educational institutions. Matching gifts are acknowledged and included in your total giving to The Leffell School. For more information, please contact your employer’s benefits office or Erika DaSilva in the Office of Institutional Advancement.
  • Endowment

    A day school education at The Leffell School provides a pivotal opportunity to forge a Jewish identity within the modern world. The school established an endowment in order to maintain our hallmark intimacy, individualized attention, and superior dual language and educational curriculum, attract and retain the best faculty, invest in innovative programming and infrastructure, and remain competitive among comparable schools. Moreover, our endowment allows us to remain steadfast in our belief in a need-blind admission policy.

    The Leffell School is grateful for the tremendous generosity of all members of the community who, in addition to supporting the school through donations to the Annual Fund, have made a significant investment in the long-term strength of the institution through endowment and capital gifts.

    For more information about endowment, please contact Barbara Shapiro at bshapiro@leffellschool.org or 914-948-8333, ext. 8004.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • WE ALREADY PAY TUITION TO THE SCHOOL. HOW DOES A GIFT TO THE ANNUAL FUND BENEFIT MY CHILD?

    Donations to the Annual Fund support our most important operating needs, helping us close the gap between tuition and the actual cost of educating a child at our school. As a not-for-profit educational institution, we depend on fundraising to deliver the exceptional Jewish day school experience that defines us.
  • WHAT ARE LEFFELL SCHOOL ANNUAL FUND GIFTS USED FOR?

    Annual Fund gifts impact everything we do to fulfill our mission, including attracting and retaining top-notch faculty, providing need-based tuition assistance, offering professional development opportunities for faculty, supporting state-of-the-art technology, maintaining and improving our facilities on two campuses, and more
  • HOW MUCH SHOULD I GIVE TO THE ANNUAL FUND?

    We ask our families to consider giving at the level that is personally meaningful and best reflects their capacity to give. Our goal is 100% participation. Every gift is important; strong community support is also a benchmark that can help us secure grants and other philanthropic funding from outside sources.
  • WHEN SHOULD I MAKE MY ANNUAL FUND GIFT

    Although our fiscal year ends on June 30, many donors make their gifts in the fall, which helps us plan and generate even more support for the school. You may also make a pledge early and spread your payments out over the course of the fiscal year.
  • ARE GIFTS TO THE ANNUAL FUND TAX DEDUCTIBLE?

    Yes, gifts to the Leffell School Annual Fund are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Meet the Office of Institutional Advancement

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Lower School Campus (K-5)
30 Dellwood Road
White Plains, NY 10605
914-948-3111
Upper School Campus (6-12)
555 West Hartsdale Avenue
Hartsdale, NY 10530
914-948-8333