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Your gifts help to support the unique Wornick experience. Thank you! We appreciate your generosity. Gifts to Wornick are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Online Giving

Credit card gifts to Wornick can be made by clicking here or by calling 650-378-2600.


Cash donations can be made by check, made payable to Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School and mailed to:

Wornick Jewish Day School
Attn: Development Office
800 Foster City Blvd
Foster City, CA 94404


Pledges to Wornick may be paid through a single contribution or in multiple payments, at scheduled times that are convenient for you. Contributions paid by December 31 are eligible for current-year tax benefits. Chai Excellence Fund pledges are due in full by May 31 of the fiscal year in which the gift was pledged. Please contact the Development Office at or 650-378-2629 if you would like to make a pledge.

Stock and Securities

If you hold securities that would incur a tax on capital gains if sold, your outright gift to Wornick could mean significant savings. You obtain a tax deduction for the full fair market value of the gift, and you may avoid a tax on the increase in value. Please contact the Development Office at or 650-378-2629 to notify us of the stock gift. Click here to download Wornick’s stock transfer instructions.

Planned Giving

We are grateful to donors who have honored Wornick by including the school in their estate plans. These legacy gifts help to ensure the future of the school. Types of planned gifts include:

  • Placing Wornick in your will
  • Making Wornick the beneficiary of a retirement account or life insurance policy
  • Creating a charitable gift annuity
  • Establishing a charitable trust
  • Making a gift of real estate or other tangible property

Please contact the Development Office at or 650-378-2629 for more information on how you can make a planned gift.

Match Your Gift

Many companies have employer matching gift programs as a benefit to employees, whereby the donor submits documentation to the employer of a gift to Wornick, and the company matches the funds. Companies will double or even triple their employees’ donations. This is an easy way to increase the size of your own gift to Wornick; all matching support is credited to you. Your human resources office can advise you if your company has such a program. Click here to see a sample list of participating companies.

Tribute and Memorial Gifts

Wornick gratefully recognizes gifts made in memory or in honor of friends or family. Please contact us if you would like to acknowledge a birthday, bar or bat mitzvah, graduation or other significant life cycle event. A card acknowledging your thoughtful gift will be sent by Wornick to your honoree or the family of the memorialized at your request. The amount of the gift will not be disclosed.

Car Donations

Donate your car to Wornick and receive a tax deduction. Car donations to Wornick are made through American Brokerage. They provide free towing and handle IRS and DMV paperwork. For more information, please contact American Brokerage at 650-218-9535.

Make a Gift

Development Office

Esther Gillette
Executive Administrator

Federal Tax ID Number (EIN):

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.