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Donors give for the same reasons that parents have been sending their children here since 1985. Academies @ GBDS, a small school with a big neshama, helps mold strong and inspired Jewish identities by providing our students with a comprehensive, traditional Jewish education, coupled with a state-of-the-art general studies curriculum. One of the reasons why Academies @ GBDS continues to thrive is because of the tremendous financial and volunteer support it receives from parents and the community. Without philanthropic support, we would be unable to achieve our mission.
Financial stability enables Academies @ GBDS to attract and retain quality teachers, enhance our commitment to innovative education, and provide much-needed tuition assistance to meet the demands of over half of our students.
Tuition and fees cover the majority of Academies @ GBDS annual operating budget, however, a gap does exist. We depend on community support to bridge that gap every year to ensure we meet our families’ needs.  
Academies @ GBDS is deeply grateful to all who give generously at whatever level, and we invite parents, grandparents, alumni, alumni parents, staff, and community members to make Academies @ GBDS a philanthropic priority and help us fulfill our mission.

There are many ways to support Academies @ GBDS, including the following: the Annual Fund, Dor L'Dor Circle, Memorial and Honorary Tributes, Mezuzah Campaign, Planned Legacy Giving, and/or event sponsorship.  
Ways to Give:
  • Gifts of Cash, Check, Credit Card
  • Electronic Fund Transfer
  • Corporate Matching Gifts
  • Gifts of Securities
For more information, please email Lina Shuster, Executive Director at or call 201-337-1111.