Ru'ach Week: Be Part of Something Great!

What's different about Ru'ach Week and the annual Ru'ach Campaign this year?

The Ru'ach Campaign has been renamed The MILTON Fund, and ALL gifts throughout the year will go into this fund to support classroom learning and general operations at MILTON. 

Ru'ach Week this year marks the launch of The MILTON Fund, with a goal of 100% parent participation between November 16-20, 2020. 

Will I be personally solicited for another gift later in the year if I give during Ru'ach Week?

If you make a gift during Ru'ach Week, you will not be personally solicited again for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

What about tickets for Purim Ball? Or the Purim Ball auction? 

There will be no ticketed events this year and no Purim Ball auction -- all of our events will be free for general admission! (And be sure to stay tuned for information about Purim Ball 2021!)

What is MILTON's annual budget? 

The school's total annual budget is approximately $10 million, plus $700,000 from COVID-related expenses. 

How will my gift to The MILTON Fund be used? 

The MILTON Fund is unrestricted income that covers everything in the budget that tuition alone does not. The current need is $1.6 million. 76% of the school's annual budget goes to faculty and staff salaries, professional development, and direct classroom costs. You can think about a single gift in the same way -- though funds are not specifically earmarked. 

What are the additional COVID-19 expenses this year? 

This year's unique COVID-19 needs include:

- Hiring additional staff and teaching assistants to maintain small cohorts
- Rental of offsite outdoor spaces
- Technology upgrades
- Facilities enhancements + health safety equipment
- Emergency tuition assistance

Okay, I still have a few questions. Where can I direct them?

You can send your questions to engage@miltongottesman.org!