Chai Excellence Fund

Chai Excellence Fund banner photo

our annual campaign

The Chai Excellence Fund, Wornick’s annual fund, is a community effort to support everything you love about our school – every year. The cost of a Wornick education is not fully covered by the tuition and fees. In fact, it costs approximately $5,000 more per student than the amount of tuition. The Chai Excellence Fund is our first priority and, as part of the operating budget, it serves as the silent scholarship for every student in keeping tuition lower than the actual cost of a Wornick education.

Chai Excellence not only bridges the gap between tuition and the operating budget, it supports a wide variety of programs and helps build our community. Give to this fund each year to sponsor excellent education, inspire teachers to dream big for your children, and bolster this fabulous institution.

We are proud to say we had 99% participation from our parents, board and staff for the 2018-19 school year! This illustrates the remarkable dedication our closest community members have to maintaining Wornick’s unique environment and education. In addition, a generous donor kindly gives an additional $1,000 to the school for every class that meets this goal. Please help us continue this fabulous tradition and make a gift that is meaningful to you today.

A few reasons to give to Chai Excellence:

  • Hire and retain top-notch faculty
  • Keep classes small and differentiated for each child
  • Maintain special programs such as:
    • Comprehensive music and art
    • New science resources and Hebrew language program
    • Outdoor education which includes trips to such places as Tawonga and the Olympic National Park to experience an outdoor laboratory

Giving Levels

We have re-named our leadership categories after the character traits that exemplify our amazing donors and community. Your gift, be it $18 or $180,000, makes a significant difference to our community. Thank you!

$25,000: Vision - Chazon - חזון
$10,000: Leadership - Manhigut - מנהיגות
$5,000: Righteousness - Tzadikut - צדיקות
$3,600: Courage - Ometz - אומץ
$1,800: Creativity - Yetziratiyut - יצירתיות
$1,000: Loyalty - Ne’emanut - נאמנות
$540: Honesty - Aminut - אמינות
$180: Dedication - Mesirut - מסירות

Make a Gift

Development Office

Esther Gillette
Executive Administrator
egillette@wornickjds.org
650-378-2629

Federal Tax ID Number (EIN):
94-2993909

This year, an outstanding donor has given Wornick an increased match challenge of $200,000. A second generous donor is offering a participation match of $1,080 for each grade that reaches 100%.

  • All new gifts will be matched 1:1
  • Any donation of $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
  • NEW THIS YEAR! Any gift from a Wornick alumnus or a member of their family will be matched 1:1.5, if pledged by October 31, 2019

All pledges or gifts must be received by December 31, 2019 to be eligible.