A young Crown Heights businessman has given a scholarship grant for the Principal Leadership Program of the Menachem Education Foundation, scheduled to commence on December 11, 2010.
Thanks to the donor, who wished to remain anonymous, 15 Chabad schools will receive grants to subsidize their participation in the training program.
“This will enable educators who could otherwise not afford the program, to step up and join the march toward improving our chinuch system,” said Rabbi Zalman Shneur, Director of the foundation.
The cost of a school’s participation in the Women’s Principal Leadership Program is $5,000, and the inability to pay this sum forced a large number of interested applicants to pull out of the program.
The grant will pay up to $3,000 per school, for 15 schools, subsidizing the payment by 60%, bringing down the cost to only $2,000 per school
Schools that have been approved for this grant are extremely grateful to the benefactor.
“This act of giving is incredible, but what makes it different is the eternality of this giving,” says Rabbi Benjy Stock, a longtime friend of the donor and Administrator of Beth Rivka Schools, whose principals, Mrs. Leah Jacobson and Mrs. Shaindel Tiechtel are recipients of the grant.
“It is a giving that will continue to give, and that is what makes this contribution so deeply beautiful. He is helping a cause that will change children’s lives now, and continue to change children’s lives forever,” Stock said.
“It is an honor to be a recipient of his generosity,” says Rabbi Motti Gurary, Director of Bnos Menachem School in Crown Heights.
“It is empowering to collaborate with an individual who sees the magnitude of what we are trying to do, who feels as strongly as we do that improvements are necessary, but whose feelings don’t stop there,” added Rabbi Shneur.
“This member of the community went one step further, translating his belief in our cause into action, into establishing a fund that will enable us to effect change in all schools, regardless of their financial ability.”
To find out if your school is eligible for the grant, or for more information about the Scholarship Fund, please contact [email protected] 718-663-7215