Parent Volunteerism

PTO & Volunteers
All parents are strongly encouraged to volunteer during the school year, and we have enjoyed a 100% volunteer participation rate among our parents for the past two years. Bader Hillel Academy parents are highly encouraged to become partners in the educational process by actively participating in school activities. All parents will be contacted throughout the year regarding opportunities to assist.

Bader Hillel Academy has an active Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) that organizes activities and fundraisers throughout the school year. The PTO also prepares special events to show appreciation for the Bader Hillel Academy staff and teachers. Participation in the PTO is $25 per year, and funds go towards supporting the school and staff in a variety of ways The PTO meets periodically throughout the year to plan activities.

Additional opportunities to volunteer will be advertised in our Friday Family Memo. Contact our Community Engagement & Program Coordinator, Maureen Gordon (mgordon@theacademywi.org) for more information.

Fundraising
Bader Hillel Academy has a variety of fundraising opportunities designed to offset the burgeoning cost of supplies, field trips, school events, activities, and student needs.  All families are strongly encouraged to support the BHA community in a meaningful way. 

As a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, all donations to Bader Hillel Academy are tax deductible.  Donations can be made in honor of students, family milestones, achievements, or in memoriam.  All contributions are acknowledged in writing.  Below are some easy ways to fulfill the mitzvah of giving:

  • Chai Club: A monthly donation program designed to make giving seamless and manageable.  Parents are asked to contribute a set amount, typically $18-$36 monthly and funds are charged to a card on file.
  • Spring Matching Campaign: Our largest fundraiser where all contributions are matched, effectively doubling the impact of any given donation.   All families are highly encouraged to volunteer, donate, post to social media, and encourage friends, relatives, and co-workers to donate to Bader Hillel.
  • Event Sponsorship:  Parents, grandparents, friends, and family have the opportunity to sponsor events that relate directly to their student(s).  Sponsorship amounts range from $150-$1,800 depending on the event.  Sponsorships can be shared or paid over time.  Availability of sponsorship is communicated on an ongoing basis in our weekly newsletter, at events, and via personal contact with prospective sponsors.

Other ways to support the school

  • Corporate matching:  Does your company have a matching program?  If so, this is an easy way to double the impact of your donation. Inquire with your HR department and fill out the necessary paperwork. 
  • Amazon Smile: Simply shop using the smile link:  www.smile.amazon.com and select our school as your chosen charity.  The school is currently listed as:  Hillel Academy of Milwaukee. 
  • Box Tops for Education: easy as can be, just clip the box top from participating brands and bring them to the school office.  A list of products can be found here.