Program Sponsorship

Over the course of the year, MDS hosts a variety of joyous events and programs celebrating the personal and communal milestones of our students, our community, and K’lal Yisrael.
 
Please consider sponsoring one or more of these important programs. Your support will directly enhance these educational experiences in and out of the classroom.

To sponsor or name a program or to discuss grade-specific sponsorship opportunities, please use the form below or contact Allison Rubin at allisonrubin@manhattanday.org or 212-376-6800 x501.

MDS Unity Siyum
Leader: $10,000; Benefactor: $1,800; Sponsorship: $180
MDS Unity Siyum is a community-wide completion of Chamisha Chumshei Torah with hoda’ah (thanks) to Hashem and in merit of the safety and health of our school community.  We invite and encourage families to sign up to learn a perek (or more!) with their children over the chagim, and to join us to celebrate in a siyum after Succot.   

Shorashim: Grandparent and Special Visitors Lecture Series
Benefactor: $1,800; Sponsorship: $180 
Grandparents and Special Visitors are invited to learn with and from MDS faculty on a variety of topics via Zoom and in person.

Early Childhood Rosh Chodesh Celebrations
Benefactor: $1,800; Sponsorship: $180
All Early Childhood children celebrate Rosh Chodesh together with their friends and enjoy songs, dancing, and chodesh-related foods.

1st Grade Chagigat HaSiddur
Benefactor: $1,800; Sponsorship: $180
Students receive their first siddur and celebrate with a performance of songs and tefillot. Benefactor gifts includes a commemorative plaque in the siddurim.

2nd Grade Chagigat HaChumash
Benefactor: $1,800; Sponsorship: $180
Students receive their first chumash and celebrate with a performance of songs and tefillot. Benefactor gifts includes a commemorative plaque in the chumashim.

3rd Grade Chagigat Rashi
Benefactor: $1,800; Sponsorship: $180
Students celebrate their newfound knowledge of Rashi during parent-child learning. Benefactor gifts includes a commemorative plaque in the megillot.
 
Yom Hashoah Commemoration (Middle School)
Benefactor: $3,600; Sponsorship: $180
Students memorialize the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust with a candle-lighting ceremony and a guest speaker.
 
Yom Hazikaron Commemoration (Middle School)
Benefactor: $3,600; Sponsorship: $180 
Students honor the tens of thousands of Israeli soldiers and civilians who lost their lives for the State of Israel in a moving ceremony.
 
Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration 
Benefactor: $3,600; Sponsorship: $180
Students celebrate the birth of the State of Israel with tefillah, dance, music and activities.
 
Continuing Education for Parents 
Benefactor: $3,600; Sponsorship: $180
Parents are the key partners in the education of our students, and providing knowledge and tools to our parents is an investment in our children.
 
Guest Speaker Series (Middle School)
Benefactor: $3,600; Sponsorship (per speaker): $1800
MDS hosts a variety of guest speakers, including UN Ambassadors, Ministers of Kennesset, and scholars.

Annually, Manhattan Day School raises funds for a variety of needs core to the mission and growth of our institution. The primary campaign, centered around the Annual Dinner, provides funding for the $1 million of financial aid distributed to families in need through our scholarship fund. Additionally, we offer sponsorship opportunities over the course of the year to enrich personal and communal milestones. We are grateful to all of our supporters and partners for their ongoing generosity!