Land Campaign

Background

In October 2012, the North Peninsula Jewish Campus (NPJC) and the Wornick Jewish Day School took advantage of a one-time opportunity to purchase its 12-acre campus, previously leased from the City of Foster City. The purchase secured Jewish community ownership of the largest single Jewish land holding in the Bay Area, which today reaches over 45,000 people per year, with over 1,000,000 annual touches. It also prevented potentially significant problems related to the prior lease, including: $4M in financial penalties and higher rents; loss of land at the center of campus originally slated for a cultural arts center; and forced removal of the PJCC’s Early Childhood Education Center modular facilities by 2015, with resultant relocation and rebuilding costs.

The Critical Need for the Land Purchase Campaign

To date, the land campaign has raised over $7M from over 100 donors, including five gifts or grants of $1M and full participation from the NPJC, PJCC and Day School boards.

By successfully completing the $8M campaign, the PJCC and Day School will:
  • Avoid hits to their operating budgets from the financial impact of the land purchase, keeping their programs robust and thriving.
  • Enable their planning to remain needs-driven and their fundraising to stay focused on a strong and thriving Jewish future, needed to attract large gifts, legacy gifts and other endowment support.

Your Campaign Gift Will be Matched

Our next crucial step in the land campaign is reaching the $8M mark. This will be achieved by raising nearly $1M in new commitments, with gifts at this stage matched 1:2 (50 cents on the dollar) by the Koret Foundation. Gifts can be paid over time (up to five years) and still qualify for the match.

We urge you to join us in this essential effort. Please contact Phoenix Feinbloom at 650-378-2621 or pfeinbloom@wornickjds.org for more information.


Development Office

Phoenix Feinbloom
Director of Development
pfeinbloom@wornickjds.org
650-378-2621

Esther Gillette
Executive Administrator
egillette@wornickjds.org
650-378-2602

Federal Tax ID Number (EIN):
94-2993909

An outstanding donor has given the school a match challenge of $180,000! Please help us achieve this goal by making your gift today. Your meaningful support makes a difference:

  • All new gifts will be matched 1:1
  • Donations $1,800 and above will be matched 1:1
  • Any gift of $1,800 or above that is increased from the prior year will have the increase matched with an additional dollar for dollar

  • Any gift from a grandparent will be matched 1:1

A second generous donor will donate an additional $1,000 for every class that reaches 100% participation in giving!

All gifts must be pledged in writing by December 31, 2017 and paid by May 31, 2018.

800 Foster City Boulevard, Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 378-2600
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