The Vitner Family Leadership Scholarship

Charlotte Jewish Day School is proud to announce the Vitner Family Leadership Scholarship to be awarded annually to one family entering the Charlotte Jewish Day School. This family would demonstrate a commitment to Jewish community and Jewish values through involvement, engagement, and leadership in the Charlotte Jewish community.

Amy and Mark Vitner established this scholarship as a reward to families who have shown an exceptional commitment to furthering Jewish life in Charlotte. Amy and Mark have three children who are graduates of CJDS. As their children have graduated and are experiencing success in school and positive growth as individuals, they want to make a Jewish education available to more families involved in the Jewish community. Amy, a past president of the Board of Directors at CJDS noted, “We are proud of the education and care that our children have received at CJDS and want more families to benefit from the Jewish values that are instilled in our children. We want to encourage and help active young families to experience and gain from this very special institution.” Amy and Mark are very engaged members of the Charlotte Jewish community, serving on the boards of the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte, the Foundation for the Charlotte Jewish Community, and the Hebrew Cemetery, in addition to CJDS.

The scholarship will be awarded annually to one family. The recipient will receive up to $5000 toward CJDS tuition over a three-year period as follows:

  • Year 1 – $1000
  • Year 2 – $2000
  • Year 3 – $2000

The scholarship is a needs-blind reward for young parents who wish to give their children a quality education steeped in Jewish values, learning, and traditions, and are deeply passionate about serving the Jewish community. Minimum eligibility requirements include:

  • Must be a new family applying to Charlotte Jewish Day School entering grades K-2
  • Family should be engaged with a local congregation in the Charlotte area
  • Minimum support of the Federation annual campaign of $36 for the current campaign year
  • Letter of recommendation from a Jewish organization with whom you are affiliated

Financial need is not an eligibility factor. Download application. Applications are due February 28, 2020.