The successful fulfillment of AJA’s mission relies upon the expertise, passion, philanthropic support and partnership of AJA’s families, volunteers, faculty and community members.
Please join us in the endeavor to inspire a community of students to transform the world with a gift to AJA’s Annual Campaign, endowment or other specific fund.
Inspire Annual Campaign FAQ’s
Q: What is the Inspire Annual Campaign?
A: The Inspire Annual Campaign is an appeal for donations to support the current operations of the school. The Campaign for this fiscal year began August 1, 2017 and will end July 31, 2018.
Q: Why do I need to donate to the Annual Campaign when I already pay tuition?
A: Tuition does not cover the actual cost of educating each child. The average percentage of the budget covered by tuition is 80%. Federation support provides approximately 5% of the funds needed to educate each child. Without taking tuition assistance into consideration, this leaves a 15% gap to be covered through fundraising efforts. In addition, AJA gives approximately 37% of tuition assistance to students who could not otherwise attend. This level of tuition assistance increases the gap to be covered through fundraising efforts to 20%.
Q: How much should I give?
A: We ask each person to participate at a level appropriate for his or her circumstances. Every gift, no matter what amount has a direct impact on the educational experience of each of our students; it is also a way for you to say you believe in what we are doing.
Q: How do I give?
A: Contact Development Director, Robin Littrell at 512-735-8374 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional avenues are available to support AJA and help impact the future of our community and our world. For more information, click here to contact the Advancement Office.
Live from AJA... It’s Saturday Night! Austin Jewish Academy hosted its SNL event at the Westin Austin at the Domain on February 25, 2017. Event guests dressed as their favorite Saturday Night Live characters and celebrities. Coach Anna Bull was our teacher honoree, and we awarded Liz Hendler and Nathalie Miller the Mesirut recognition for their unending support as volunteers, parents, and ambassadors of AJA. Thank you to all of our supporters, our committee, and our co-chairs Noa and Eddy Levy and Jyll and Jim Vertuno.To see photos from the event please click here.
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Volunteering is a wonderful way to get to know other parents while helping our school. Join a committee, work at an event, share new ideas or assist our teachers as a room parent.