2020 Heilicher Annual Benefit Honorees Neil and Nancy Fink and their children. 


The 2020 Heilicher Annual Benefit is set for Thursday, March 19, 2020, and we are pleased to announce that we will be honoring Heilicher parents and community leaders Neil and Nancy Fink. We are also thrilled that their parents will serve as Honorary Co-Chairs of the event: Bruce Fink and Caren Page,  Randy and Anne Klein, and Marilyn Sudit. 

In 2020, Heilicher will also celebrate its 36th (Double Chai) year. In honor of this milestone, our benefit theme will be: This is Our Story: Celebrating 36 Years of Heilicher. This focus invites Heilicher parents, grandparents, alumni parents, alumni, students, and faculty and staff past and present to reflect and share their own Heilicher stories as we recognize over three decades of our school's incredible history. 

In considering their own Heilicher story, Nancy and Neil reflected:

"Eight years ago we were walking through the halls of Heilicher on an introductory visit as we looked at school options for our then pre-schooler. A seventh-grade student was proudly showing us around the classrooms, giving us an informative and personal tour, and clearly comfortable speaking in front of people whom he had just met.  He was greeting each of the other students we passed by their first name, even if they were in much younger grades. This was our first glimpse of the Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School, and the values, skills, and foundation it would provide for our children.  

Now our son Josh is a seventh grader, our daughter Ellie is a fourth grader, and our youngest daughter Rachel is looking forward to joining them next year in kindergarten. Heilicher has been a significant and wonderful part of our lives over the last eight years, and we are committed to ensuring that it will remain strong and vibrant for future generations." 

We hope you will join with us in celebrating at the 2020 Heilicher Annual Benefit. 

Photo credit: Jeff Schmieg