The Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School (Heilicher) is pleased to announce that Debbie and Jed Stillman have been named honorees for the 2017 Annual Benefit (see photo at left). The event will take place on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 5:45 p.m. at Beth El Synagogue.
The Stillmans, residents of Hopkins, have three children—Sophie, 21; Sam, 18; and Gigi, 13—who have attended Heilicher. Gigi is in 7th grade this year. The Stillmans have been active volunteers at Heilicher since their first child started attending back in 2000. Their dedication to Jewish education can also be seen in their involvement at the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, Yachad (a supplemental high school for Jewish teens), and Hillel at the University of Minnesota.
Also serving in a leadership role this year is Eloise and Elliot Kaplan who have been named Honorary Co-Chairs of the Annual Benefit. Not only are the Kaplans longtime leaders within the Jewish community, they are also parents of the honorees.
The Annual Benefit is the largest fundraising event of the year for Heilicher, which brought in $325,000 last year. Money raised comes from corporate sponsorships, ticket sales, an online auction, live auction and fund-a-need campaign and supports the educational initiatives the school offers that are rooted in Jewish values.
Heilicher 2017 Online Auction – Help Make it a Success!
The Heilicher 2017 Online Auction will take place April 19-26, 2017. Our goal is to raise $25,000. We need your help to do it!
Make a donation…
Do you have a special talent you could donate? Baking, ice skating, tennis lessons, graphic design? Think about a skill you could share and donate today!
Volunteer your time…
We need help securing items from local businesses. The phone calls are easy to make as they are often to repeat donors who are familiar with our school. Just a few minutes of your time could make a huge difference in the dollars we raise.
Online Auction Co-Chairs: Stephanie Bell and Sara Schlipp-Riedel
We invite you to partner with Heilicher as a 2017 Annual Benefit Sponsor. Your partnership will help ensure the school remains accessible to any student who wants to attend and allows our 230 students to thrive through a variety of key academic and programmatic initiatives.
As a 2017 Annual Benefit Sponsor, your name will be placed in front of a large audience – providing you with significant visibility in the school’s electronic and paper mailings as well as at the event through both signage and verbal recognition. Over the last four years, our benefit has raised from $250,000-$325,000 annually and we’re confident, that with your help, we’ll continue that momentum this year.
Please review the sponsorship opportunities that are available and send in your form today! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Beckie Skelton, Institutional Advancement Director at 952.381.3503 or firstname.lastname@example.org.