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Supporting Yavneh

Annual Campaign

Thank you for supporting Yavneh’s Annual Campaign. Your gift has an immediate impact on our students, faculty and programs. The Annual Campaign assures that we have the resources for current programs and services to secure the exceptional programs that define Yavneh Day School.

Please use our secure giving form to make your tax-deductible gift online. You will receive an acknowledgment of your gift for your files. Yavneh’s fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30.

2019-2020 Donor List

Chai Challenge
As part of the Annual Campaign, an anonymous donor established the Chai Challenge. A new donor stepped in this year and pledged $400,000 when Yavneh families reached 100% participation in the 2019/20 Annual Campaign.

Examples of how your donation could help

  • $36 expands reading opportunities for students by adding books in English and Hebrew
  • $72 contributes to our challah fund for Kabbalat Shabbat
  • $180 sponsors a child for one day of learning at Yavneh
  • $360 provides art materials for three students for a year of creativity
  • $540 contributes an instrument to the new music room named in Angela Gold’s memory
  • $720 supplies hands-on materials for a class unit of STEAM projects
  • $1,800 provides an emergency tuition fund for families facing unexpected financial difficulties
  • $2,160 supports Jewish artist workshops for our students
  • $3,600 sponsors an 8th grader to experience a life-changing journey to Israel
  • $5,400 contributes to our technology to provide leading resources to our students and teachers

Giving Levels

Superhero – Gibor: $25,00+
Visionary – Hozeh: $10,000 – $24,999
Trailblazer – Movil: $5,400 – $9,999
Guardian – Shomer: $1,800 – $5,399
Leader – Manhig: $1,000 – $1,799
Protector – Magen: $360 – $999
Mensch – Mensch: <$359

Superhero (Gibor) Leadership Circle – $25k or $250,000 lifetime
The Superhero Circle honors our community members who make gifts of $25,000 or more during the preceding or current academic year and those who support the school by contributing $250,000 or more over their lifetime. We honor this important group whose dedication to Yavneh’s mission ensures its success for future generations of Yavneh students. (Superhero Circle members are included in Leadership Circle as well.)

Visionary Circle – $10k annually or $100k lifetime
Our Visionary Circle recognizes those who have contributed at least $10,000 in the preceding or current academic year and those who have provided cumulative gives of at least $100,000. This generous group of supporters is critical to enabling Yavneh to continue innovating our world-class programs supporting our students’ development and growth. (Visionary Circle members are included in the Leadership Circle as well.)

Leadership Circle – $1,800 annually
Join Yavneh’s Leadership Circle by donating $1,800 or more annually. We honor and express gratitude to the leaders in our community by providing 2 tickets to all Yavneh community events and bypassing your inclusion in the annual fundraising asks.

Young Leader’s Tzedakah Club (for alumni under 30) – $180 annually
Yavneh’s Tzedakah Club is a special way to ensure Yavneh’s success by pledging $15 a month ($180/year). In addition, we invite you to explore the many ways you can get involved and make an impact through Young Leadership and our special events at Yavneh just for you.

Other Ways to Give

In addition to making your gift to Yavneh’s Annual Campaign, you can support Yavneh Day School through a number of other programs.

Scholarship Funds
Yavneh Day School is fortunate to have the Bernard Slavitt Memorial Scholarship Fund available to offer families financial assistance and the opportunity to attend Yavneh that otherwise may not have been able.

Tribute Gifts
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 »

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.

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.

Amazon Smile
AmazonSmile is a simple and convenient 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:

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.

Car Donations
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.

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. 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