Message from the Director of Advancement

Carin SimonDirector of Advancement757.424.4327, ext.

At Strelitz, we believe in the power of education to transform lives and strengthen communities. By supporting our school, you are investing in the future of our students and empowering them to become compassionate leaders who make a positive impact on the world. We are grateful to our many supporters including community members, parents, grandparents, alumni and community members who support our mission and ensure the continued excellence of our programs.

There are many ways to get involved as a Volunteer, Annual Donor, Event Sponsor or through our Life and Legacy Program.Outlined below are several of the fundraising opportunities and events that support our school.

Annual Donor Fund:

SIA depends on support from current and alumni parents and grandparents, faculty, trustees along with friends in the extended community who believe in SIA’s mission, to meet the school’s operating expenses, enrich the student experience and ensure financial sustainability.

Annual Fundraising Events:

Throughout the year, we host several fundraising events that bring our community together in support of our school:

  • Golf Tournament/ “Bob Josephberg Classic”: SIA’s annual Golf Tournament, organized for years by SIA Alumni Parent Bob Josephberg has been SIA’s premier fundraising event since 1988 and brings together supporters and golf enthusiasts for a day of friendly competition and philanthropy. Funds raised from this event contribute significantly to the school and support our mission of providing a world-class education to every student.
  • SIA Fall Festival: The SIA Fall Festival celebrates the spirit of our community while raising funds for critical school initiatives. From carnival games to delicious food, the Fall Festival offers fun for the whole family and provides an opportunity for supporters to make a meaningful impact on our school.
  • Student Glow Run: The Glow Run is a student-led fundraising event that promotes family giving, students leadership and school spirit. Students and families reach out to their network to support the school culminating in a fun afternoon of glowing fun as they run or walk to raise funds for important programs and resources at our school.

Where Funds Go:

Your contributions to our fundraising efforts directly support the following areas:

  • Financial Aid: Ensuring access to a Strelitz education for students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Innovative Programs: Funding innovative initiatives that enhance the educational experience and prepare students for success in an ever-changing world.
  • Jewish Education: Supporting our commitment to providing a rich and meaningful Jewish education that instills values, traditions, and a strong sense of identity.
  • International Baccalaureate® World School Authorization: Investing in the authorization and implementation of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, which fosters inquiry, critical thinking, and global-mindedness.
  • Faculty Development: Providing professional development opportunities for our dedicated faculty members to enhance their teaching practices and stay abreast of the latest educational trends.

Thank you for considering a donation to Strelitz International Academy. Your support is instrumental in helping us fulfill our mission and create a brighter future for generations to come.

For more information on how you can support our school or to make a donation, please do not hesitate to reach out. Thank you for your generosity and commitment to Strelitz International Academy!

Carin Simon
Director of Advancement

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