Scholarship Fund Donations Run ‘Behind’ 2007

Posted on December 15, 2008 In Blog

As continual supporters of tax credit systems that allow for aid to go to families with children in nonpublic schools, we at the OU look at the state of Arizona as an important example of just how valuable assistance programs such as this one can be for non-public school families.

The Jewish News of Greater Phoenix reports – As the Jewish Tuition Organization approaches the final weeks of its annual December fundraising push, the organization finds itself seriously behind where it was last year at this point.

Although he would not give specific figures, Steve Goldstein, president of the JTO, said, “We’re behind where we were last year at this time, and we’re anticipating, given the economy, a greater need for scholarships in the coming school year.”

The JTO provides scholarships to help students defray tuition costs at six Valley Jewish day schools: Barness Family Jewish Community Day School, The King David School, Pardes Jewish Day School, Phoenix Hebrew Academy, Jess Schwartz College Prep and Shearim Torah High School for Girls.

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