Faye Tillis Lewy Scholarship Fund
Covers transportation, registration and lodging for an educator from an under-resourced congregation to participate in a NATE-sponsored Conference or Kallah. Faye Tillis Lewy was a regional educator for the Great Lakes Council Federation of the Union for Reform Judaism. Working with educators in isolated parts of her region, she recognized a need to help them participate in NATE programs and build a network of contacts. She and her family established this fund to address that need.
Alan D. Bennett Scholar Endowment
Provides funding annually for one scholar at a NATE professional development gathering. The fund was established to honor the contributions of NATE's founder and past president on the occasion of his receiving an honorary doctorate from HUC-JIR. Each year, a Bennett Scholar, selected by NATE, will teach the next generation of Jewish educators - a fitting way to recognize Alan's dedication to our field.
Distinguished Educators Fund
Provides seed money for new or innovative professional development programs or opportunities for NATE members. This fund was created to honor educators for reaching professional milestones; however, we accept donations at any time. We recognize each educator in whose name we receive a contribution to this fund. We will provide perpetual recognition for any educator in whose name $1,000 is donated within a 12-month period.
General Endowment Fund
NATE is a vibrant organization that works to nurture the professional growth of Reform Jewish educators. This fund provides much-needed monies to help NATE offer important services to our members.
NATE Past Presidents' Fund
Provides a scholarship to a NATE member for a NATE-sponsored professional development program. The fund was created to honor past presidents of our organization and to assist NATE members who might be financially constrained from attending Conferences or Kallot and thereby building a network of contacts in Reform Jewish education.
Pauline Tannenbaum Fund
Established in cooperation with family members to honor the memory of Pauline Tannenbaum through recruitment of new educators to the field of Jewish education.
Richard M. Morin First-Timers Fund
Provides a subsidy for all first-time Conference and Kallah attendees. This fund was established in honor of Richard M. Morin, Past President and Executive Vice President of NATE, upon his retirement in 1997. The fund is a fitting tribute to Dick's love of welcoming people into our organization.
Rolf W. Schickler Fund
Welcomes graduates from the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion education programs into NATE and financially supports a welcome program for new NATE members. This fund was established to honor the memory of founder and past president Rolf W. Schickler, one of the first people to earn an MA in Jewish Education from HUC-JIR. As an educator in Cincinnati and after his retirement, Rolf worked closely with students at HUC-JIR. He especially enjoyed welcoming new members to our organization.
Establishing a New Fund
You may establish a named fund with a minimum contribution of $9,000 over three years. The Fund and its purpose require approval by NATE's board of directors.
For more information on giving opportunities or other ways you can support the important work of NATE, please contact Rabbi Stanley Schickler, Executive Director.