This is a School We Love.

Let's Ensure its Future.


Brawerman has raised more than $9.8 million in cash and legacy pledges.

A robust endowment is an essential component for schools in a landscape of rising tuition and scholarship requests. This fund is a source of long-term support for the school. The principal is invested, and the yearly income may be used to: 

  • provide financial assistance 
  • retain and recruit faculty  
  • stabilize tuition 
  • fund programs

Both Annual Giving and Endowment are critical to Brawerman’s success. 

Annual Giving raises funds from all school families every year for current use. Endowment provides for the future.


more than $9.8 million in cash & legacy pledges

Why is the endowment important? How is it managed?

The Brawerman Elementary School Endowment, launched in 2015, is a source of long-term support for the school. The principal of the fund is invested and the income generated may be used to help stabilize rising tuition over time, retain and recruit faculty, provide financial assistance, and fund emerging programs at Brawerman.

How can I donate?

There are many ways you can contribute, make a difference, and result in tax benefits*:

  • Cash: Make a tax-deductible cash gift
  • Pledge: Make a tax-deductible multi-year pledge payable over time
  • Stock: Transfer securities with no capital gains taxes
  • Planned Giving and Bequests: Add us to your will or estate plan
  • Life Insurance: Gift us a life insurance policy and receive a tax deduction
  • Real Estate: Transfer real estate to us with a tax-deductible charitable remainder trust

Opportunities are also available to endow special programs at the school.

*Please consult your tax professional

We would like to thank our donors who have helped secure Brawerman's Future:

Champion ($1,000,000+)

Geri and Richard (z”l) Brawerman
Dana and Richard Pachulski
Talia and Jason Rimokh
The Shirken Family

Leader ($500,000 - $999,999)

Goldhirsh-Yellin Foundation, in Memory of Bernard and Wendy           Goldhirsh

Builder ($100,000 - $249,999)

Joli, Andrew, Liv, and Winston Altshule
Nadine Breuer Retirement Event
de Toledo Family Scholarship Fund
Rochelle and Jacob Glucksman
Goldstein and Fridman Families
Gretchen and Jon Klein
The Lipson Family
The Silber Family Foundation
The Sklaver Family

Benefactor ($50,000 - $99,999)

The Joseph Alexander Foundation
Brodyn, Skylar, and Georgia Bana
The Heald Family
The Samuel Family
Payam, Pegah, Kyle, Leah, and Jaden Shahian
The Ullendorff Family

Supporter ($25,000 - $49,999)

Abrams Family Foundation
The Alpern Family
Allison and Larry Berg
The Berman Family
Brawerman Alumni Association Fund
Brawerman Parent Association
Nadine and Steve Breuer
Robin and Elliott Broidy
Lynette and Derek Brown
Shelly and Mike Cohen and Fran and Joel
   Parker, in Memory of Sylvia and Mayer Gutman
The Essey Family
Sherri and John Fogelman
Julie Monkarsh Gadinsky
Suzanne and Jacob Gehl
Margo E. Freedman and David B. Goldman
Opal and David Judaken
Marsha and Fredrick Levin
Marcia and Doug Mankoff
Fred and Sharon Monempour
Lauryn Harris and Greg Pimstone
Orit and Nadav Ravid
Michelle and Marc Rosenbach
Caleb Rosenblum '16 and Micah Rosenblum '21
The Rosman Family, in Memory of Lily and
   Don Rosman
The Sabet Family
Lauren and Anton Schiff
Kara and Brad Slater 
Caroline and Robby Soofer
Amy and Jeffrey P. Straus
The Waters Family

Maintaining Endowment Success Despite A Global Pandemic

Head of School Brandon Cohen and Director of Advancement Rebecca Spain share the development strategy to ensure Brawerman is around for generations to come. 

Click here to read on Prizmah Center for Jewish Day Schools' website

A Successful Development Team of One

A Prizmah Center for Jewish Day Schools Ask Me Anything Series with Director of Advancement Rebecca Spain

Nadine Breuer

Nadine Breuer

Thank you to our Founding Head of School for spearheading Brawerman's endowment and helping ensure Brawerman's future.

What is an Endowment?

An endowment fund is a large sum of donated money, the principal of which is invested and is intended to remain intact. The interest from an endowment provides an institution with a steady, reliable stream of income for years to come. By preparing for the future, we provide a foundation that will allow Brawerman to thrive as a Reform Jewish Day School with the highest academic standards for generations to come.