Dear Heilicher Community:
Thank you so much to all of our guests who joined us for the Fall 2022 Annual Benefit yesterday evening. What an amazing event celebrating our honorees, Wendy Lovell-Smith and Colin Smith, and coming together as a community to support our wonderful school! Please watch the Heilicher Benefit Video for some good laughs and a reminder of what makes Heilicher so special. You may also see the Photo Gallery below, from the event (photos taken by Jeffrey Schmieg).
Our gala raised over $556,000; our highest achievement ever. This included our corporate and community sponsorships, ticket sales and tribute gifts, and funds raised in the room through our live auction and fund-a-need appeal. Please see our full list of generous sponsors; we are deeply grateful for their tremendous contributions, and for the support of our entire community which helped make our event a success. We are particularly grateful to Beth El Synagogue for providing an exceptional venue, to Jill and Jon Halper/Top Ten Liquors for donating the wine and liquor, and to Lieberman Companies for lending us a variety of fun, vintage arcade games!
If you were unable to attend the event, please consider donating to our fund-a-need to support Heilicher greatest asset - our teachers. Our teachers' professional growth seeds our students’ success, and investment in teacher recruitment, retention, and career development is critical to ensuring that we will remain a school of excellence for generations to come. You can make your donation here: www.hmjds.org/donate or contact the Heilicher office at 952.381.3500.
Thank you again for making our Heilicher community so special, and for joining with us to celebrate our school and our honorees! We are so excited about the year ahead and having more opportunities to be together.
Robyn Schein, President, Heilicher Board of Directors
Dr. Dan Ahlstrom, Head of School