The ALEF Fund

Fundraising begins in 2009 after raising more than $588,000 in 2008

Atlanta donors contributed over $588,000 in 2008 to the ALEF Fund! These monies are being allocated in the form of scholarships to kids either making the transition from public school to Jewish day or high school or starting kindergarten at a Jewish day school. This was possible because of a law that was passed that allows you to redirect a portion of your state taxes to a scholarship fund at virtually no cost to you to support students who want to attend Jewish schools.

Currently, through the ALEF Fund - a Student Scholarship Organization created by the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta - taxpayers can contribute $2,500 as a married couple filing jointly and $1,000 as a single individual and earn a dollar-for-dollar State of Georgia Tax Credit. An approved contribution from a "C" Corporation provides up to a 75% tax liability reduction as well.

By helping the fund grow in 2009 at virtually no cost to you, you can help a Jewish child attend Jewish day or high school who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford a Jewish education. For more information on how to complete this simple process, click here, email alef.fund@jfga.org, or call 404-870-1635.