Day School Investor Summit 2022

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Registration Fees:

$750 per person

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received prior to April 31st will be fully refunded. Cancellations received between May 1st and the event date will incur a $150 cancellation fee.

Cancellations may be made by emailing Rebecca Cohen at [email protected].

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Day School Investor Summit 2022



Gather, dream, and learn together.
Leave inspired and empowered to take action.
Ensure a strong Jewish future with vibrant Jewish day schools.


Three years ago, the first Day School Investor Summit successfully brought together philanthropists, foundations, and community leaders to build connections, learn together, and to generate new opportunities for day school investment.

Today’s funders have a new desire to understand national patterns and trends, and to move the entire field forward in order to better advance their local schools. This thoughtfully designed two-day gathering for an audience of 100+ investors will amplify the conversation focused on solving the critical issues facing day schools and the partnerships that are necessary to advance success.

Join co-chairs Sarena Koschitzky and Ann Pava for this exclusive invitation only event.

Collaborate with other funders on actionable ideas designed to help propel day schools towards a stronger, uplifted future. Strengthen your connections with other day school investors. Recharge your passion for your school, your communities, and the day school field.

We take the health and safety of our community very seriously and have developed comprehensive Covid protocols in partnership with medical advisors and following CDC guidance. Vaccination and boosters are required for all participants, staff and speakers. Capacity is limited. Scroll down to the FAQs for more information about our Covid precautions.

The Investor Summit is a non-solicitation event.


Funding for this gathering has been generously provided by Jim Joseph Foundation and Crown Family Philanthropies.

Program Overview

Our time together will begin with registration and a light reception at 2:00 PM, and the program will start at 3:00 PM on Sunday, May 15, and will conclude at 4:00 PM on Monday, May 16.

We are proud to highlight these featured speakers

  • William Foster is the Managing Partner of Bridgespan Consulting and President of the Gann Academy Board of Trustees. Foster has supported the success of some of the sector’s most innovative philanthropies (e.g., Blue Meridian Partners, Co-Impact, TED Audacious) and some of the highest impact nonprofits (e.g., Youth Villages and Anti-Defamation League). He has a particular focus on the diligence, structuring, and supports required for philanthropic “big bets” and strong funding models for nonprofits.
  • Sarah Prevette is the CEO and Sandra Nagy is the Managing Director of Future Design School. Prevette and Nagy are sought-after entrepreneurs and educators who will leverage their expertise in strategy development, user-centered design and change management to facilitate our collaborative program with investors and heads of school, focused on accelerating the impact of Jewish day schools.

Additional Highlights

  • Funder Panel featuring philanthropists exploring their own “big bets”.
  • Ignite Talks on day school affordability, enrollment, and educational innovation.
  • Cohort conversations designed to connect you to other investors from similar schools

Agenda At-a-Glance


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Registration Opens and Welcome Reception (Atrium)
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM Opening Session: Big Bet Philanthropy (British Open Ballroom)
3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Keynote Program, Part 1: Key Considerations for Day Schools’ Biggest Challenges (British Open Ballroom)
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM  Break and Hotel Room Check In
5:20 PM - 5:35 PM Mincha (Oakmont)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Cohort Discussions: Building a Philanthropic Network (British Open Ballroom)
7:15 PM Dinner Program, Seizing the Opportunity, A Discussion with Prizmah’s CEO Paul Bernstein. Followed by a Dessert Reception (Honda Pavillion)
9:20 PM - 9:35 PM Maariv (Oakmont)



7:30 AM Shacharit (Chabad of Palm Beach Gardens)
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM Breakfast (Honda Pavillion)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Ignite Panel: Big Bets from the Field (British Open Ballroom)
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Break (Atrium)
10:45 AM - 12:30 PM Keynote Program, Part 2: Betting on Day Schools
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM  Lunch (Honda Pavillion)
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM Scholar in Residence, Elana Stein Hain: Leading in a Time of Change (British Open Ballroom)
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Cohort Discussions: Ideas into Action (British Open Ballroom)
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Closing Session (British Open Ballroom)
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM Mincha (Oakmont)

Hotel and Travel Information

The Day School Investor Summit will take place at

PGA National Resort
400 Avenue of the Champions 
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

Prizmah is able to offer a discounted rate of $300 per night, plus tax, for Investor Summit Participants. There are a limited number of rooms available at this rate, and they are available on a first come, first served basis until Tuesday, April 12, 2022. This rate will be available for 3 days prior to the start of the program and for 3 days following the program for those who want to arrive early or stay late to take advantage of the beautiful location. Hotel rooms at this special rate can only be reserved through the personalized booking link that will be included in your registration confirmation email.

The PGA National Resort is located 20 - 25 minutes by car from Palm Beach International Airport.

Frequently Asked Questions

What COVID precautions will be in place?

Prizmah prioritizes the health and safety of our community. We continue to closely monitor CDC, local health authority, and Prizmah medical advisory team guidance for gatherings and will follow those guidelines. Final protocols and guidelines will be shared with participants in April.

Investor Summit participants, presenters, and Prizmah staff are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. In addition, we require booster shots for all participants who are eligible to receive one. Full vaccination is defined as having received two doses of vaccines with a 2-dose protocol or one dose of vaccines with a 1-dose protocol. Fourteen days must have elapsed following the administration of the final vaccine dose. All participants will be asked to submit proof of vaccination during the registration process. If you are not yet fully vaccinated, proof must be submitted by Friday, April 29th.

We will continue to review safety factors as needed. Decisions will be made in consultation with Prizmah’s medical advisors and current guidance from health authorities. We may request or require additional protocols as we get closer to the event date. Final protocols and guidelines will be confirmed in April.

If you feel sick, we ask that you stay home. If you develop any signs of illness while at the summit, you will be asked to isolate yourself from other summit participants.

If you have questions about our Covid safety protocols, please reach out to Elissa Maier at [email protected].

When does the Summit start and end?

Registration will open at 2:00 PM. on Sunday, May 15th. The program will begin at 3:00 PM, and will conclude at 4:00 PM on Monday, May 16th.

Who will be there?

Philanthropists and day school investors from Jewish day schools and yeshivas across North America will gather for the Day School Investor Summit.

What will we eat?

Your registration fee includes dinner on Sunday, breakfast and lunch on Monday, and snacks and beverages throughout the summit.

Meals and snacks will be strictly kosher (Information about supervision will be shared in advance of the program). All meat will be glatt. Cholov Yisroel and Pas Yisroel (dairy and bread with additional supervision) products will be available upon request.

We make every effort to meet your dietary needs. All meals will include vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free choices. Prizmah cannot guarantee the absence of gluten or allergens from any food; however, we are happy to connect you to our catering staff on-site who will be glad to help you find nourishing choices.

Will there be opportunities for Tefilah?

At Prizmah, we strive to create spaces for a wide variety of practices and work hard to create warm and spirited davening experiences. There will be daily Shacharit, Minchah, and Ma’ariv services with options to meet your needs.