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Wornick’s Culture of Philanthropy

Chai Excellence Fund 2022

Wornick’s culture of philanthropy manifests in the outstanding generosity of our community and their commitment to support Wornick. The investment of volunteer time and financial resources from our families ensures our offering of exceptional Jewish educational experience to all of our students.

Chai Excellence Fund

Our annual fund, Chai Excellence Fund, is the community commitment to support everything you love about Wornick. Each year, the generosity of Wornick parents, alumni, grandparents, alumni parents, professional community, and friends allows us to create exceptional opportunities and experiences for our students. While tuition supplies a strong financial base, philanthropy empowers and enriches our educators and directly impacts our students.

We are honored and grateful that traditionally 100% of our parents, board of directors, and professional community have donated annually. This illustrates the remarkable dedication our closest community members have to maintain Wornick’s unique environment and education.

Chai Circle
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We invite you to join Chai Circle. Chai Circle is a generous group of people who have pledged an annual leadership contribution of at least $3,600. Over 50 households joined this prestigious group with an inspiring commitment to our school. Members are also invited to our Chai Circle events during the school year.  

Zahav Circle

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To recognize the leadership contributions of our major donors, we are proud to announce Zahav ("Gold") Circle for donors who make an annual contribution at or above $18,000 to Wornick's Chai Excellence Annual Fund. Zahav Circle members will be invited to share an intimate meal with Head of School Adam Eilath in the spring.

Planned Gifts

Legacy Gifts make a huge impact on the long-term sustainability and financial health of Wornick. The Legacy Circle recognizes our alumni, parents, and friends who have committed to planned giving to the school. By including Wornick in your estate plan you help ensure that future generations will continue to lead not only with intelligence and confidence but with respect and compassion guided by Jewish values.

If you have already included us in your estate planning or would like information on some simple ways to do so, please contact Haggit Sandhaus at or 650-378-2621.

Make Your Gift

Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School is proud to have been awarded the 2022 GuideStar Gold Seal for Transparency from Candid.

Development Office

Haggit Sandhaus
Director of Development

Wornick is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, IRS Section 170(b)(2)(iii) for both federal and state tax purposes. Our Federal Tax ID Number (EIN) is 94-2993909.

With great appreciation, we would like to thank everyone who has generously supported Wornick. Your contribution enables us to continue providing excellent education and fulfill our mission — to develop students who are socially and academically prepared to meet their full potential as engaged leaders committed to a life steeped in Jewish ethics and values.

If you haven’t made your contribution this year, we invite you to join our group of supporters and make your impact today.

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