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Supporting Yavneh

Annual Campaign and Chai Challenge

Yavneh Day School’s Annual Campaign is the key fundraiser of each school year.  Tuition covers 80% of the cost of a Yavneh education. With over 60% of our students receiving financial assistance, we have a large gap to fill. The Annual Campaign fills that gap and as a community, we look to your family and our greater community to help.

To encourage all families, teachers, administration and board of trustees to participation by making a meaningful donation, an anonymous donor established the Chai Challenge and will gift $1,800 per grade reaching 100% participation in our Annual Campaign. We have a committed and giving community and have reached 100% participation for the last 3 years. When your family donates to our Annual Campaign, any students from your family will be credited for participating in our Annual Campaign and Chai Challenge.

Tribute Donations

By recognizing a family member, special friend or loved one through the Yavneh Day School Tribute Program, you are directly supporting our innovative and remarkable programs and curriculum. Contributions may be made in any amount; often, they are made in increments of $18, a number signifying the Hebrew word meaning “life”. We will send an acknowledgment to the person or family you are honoring with your personalized note. The gift amount will not be disclosed. Make a Tribute Donation »

Company Matched Donations

Matched donations can double your donation to Yavneh.  Many companies match monetary and stock donations and volunteer hours.  This is a brief list of companies with links with additional information: AppleApplied MaterialseBayGoogleIntel, Intuit, KLA-Tencor, Microsoft and Netflix.  Please contact Yavneh’s Development Director and/or your company’s Community Relations or Human Resources departments to learn more.

Stock Donations

Gifts of appreciated securities provide an income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the stock on the date of the gift, regardless what you paid for the stock. Instead of paying taxes on the gains, donated securities can offer significant tax advantages. List the Recipient Institution as Yavneh Day School, located at 14855 Oka Road, Suite 100, Los Gatos, CA 95032. Our Broker: Charles Schwab. Yavneh’s Account Number: 9681-2872; DTC: DTC Clearing 0164, Code 40. Please contact your broker or Yavneh Day School’s Director of Development for more information.

Car Donations

Vehicle donations are an easy way to make a significant donation to Yavneh. Your family’s donation of a car, truck, motorcycles or boat can be a great help to our school.  Please call 1-800-269-6814 or start the process at DonateCarUSA.  The donor receives credit for the full amount of the donation from Yavneh.

In-kind Donations

We often receive donations of books, CDs, DVDs, etc. — both educational and recreational, and appropriate for grades Kindergarten to 8th Grade. Donations of office and classroom equipment — if in excellent working condition and current (especially for technology gifts) — is also appreciated.

Community Legacy Project

Partnering with eight Jewish organizations in Silicon Valley, Yavneh Day School is an active member in the Community Legacy Project. Jewish tradition teaches that one of our key responsibilities is to make the world a better place for future generations. For more information, please contact Yavneh Day School’s Director of Development.  We look forward to sharing the benefits of including future generations in your estate planning.

Scholarship Funds

Yavneh Day School is fortunate to have two scholarship funds, The Bernard Slavitt Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Carol Thompson Scholarship Fund, available to offer families financial assistance and the opportunity to attend Yavneh that otherwise may not have been able.

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a great way for your family to support Yavneh Day School. When you shop through Amazon Smile and select Yavneh as the recipient, Amazon will donate a portion (0.5%) of the purchase price to our school. To shop at AmazonSmile, simply go to

On your first visit to AmazonSmile, select Yavneh Day School in Los Gatos. Amazon will remember your selection. You can also use this link:


Scrip is a fundraising giftcard program from stores and restaurants that gives back a percentage of purchased cards to Yavneh. There are no fees involved. Earn 1 PPC for every $1000 in scrip purchases – no limits! Questions?  Contact the YPA at [email protected]

Order Scrip Online:

  • Visit Our Yavneh code is: B38927D535L43
  • Register and select a password
  • Shop vendors alphabetically or by category. Select denomination if choices are available. Select quantity desired. When finished, click on checkout.
  • Drop off a check for the total payable to YAVNEH DAY SCHOOL in the front office in the SCRIP box. (Orders without payment will NOT be processed.)
  • Link your checking account for frequent purchases through PrestoPay
  • Pick up cards in the front office the following Thursday morning

Paper Scrip Orders:

  • Complete the order form (Also available in the office)
  • Attach a check payable to YAVNEH DAY SCHOOL (Payment must be made in order to process order)
  • Leave form and payment in the SCRIP box in the front office by Friday 3:00 pm
  • Pick up cards in the front office the following Thursday morning