Thanks to the generosity of local philanthropists the Rosenthal family – through the Rosenthal Roots Family Foundation – the first $10,000 that Hershorin Schiff Community Day School raises through the upcoming 2020 Giving Challenge will be matched. Added to The Patterson Foundation match for gifts from unique donors between $25-$100, that means gifts to Community Day can be tripled.
For over a decade the Rosenthals have funded the Papa Ed and Mimi Sustainable Organic Kibbutz School Garden and Outdoor Classroom, as well as the school’s Go Green program, which provides clean water through reverse osmosis filters installed on drinking fountains throughout the campus, thereby reducing plastic water bottle pollution. Ed and Betty also have supported the school in innumerable other ways, from contributing substantially to the Mobile Classroom Van to their recent major gift to support our move to The Larry Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life for the 2021-2022 school year.
“The Rosenthals have, for many years, shown leadership and a heartfelt commitment toward our school,” said Community Day head of school Dan Ceaser. “They are generous, innovative, and always at the forefront of showcasing pride in our Jewish history and culture, concern for our fellow man, and a deep passion for being good stewards of the Earth. Their legacy will be felt for generations to come within our school community.”
Given the widespread and harmful impact that the coronavirus has had on so many – including the school community – leaders have decided that 100% of donations to Community Day School during the 2020 Giving Challenge will be directed toward tuition support for families in need for the 2020-2021 school year. The school is hoping to raise $20,000 this year in support of our scholarship programs.
The 2020 Giving Challenge takes place on Tuesday, April 28 – Wednesday, April 29, from noon to noon. The Giving Challenge is presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation. Supporters should go to givingpartnerchallenge.org and search for the page “Hershorin Schiff Community Day School” to make their gifts once the Challenge begins.
For more about Community Day, go to CommunityDay.org.
About Hershorin Schiff Community Day School
The mission of the Hershorin Schiff Community Day School, which serves students in preschool through eighth grade, is to impact the world by creating a community where children of all faiths demonstrate integrity, academic excellence, and a desire to improve the world. Community Day offers a rigorous, project-based academic program in a diverse and vibrant learning environment rooted in the Jewish values of honesty, integrity, mutual trust and respect. For more information, visit the website at communityday.org or call (941) 552-2770.