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Each year, the generosity of SAR parents, alumni, grandparents, parents of alumni, faculty, staff and friends allows us to create exceptional opportunities and experiences for our students. While tuition supplies a strong financial base, philanthropy heightens the level of compassion, ambition and creativity that would not be possible through tuition alone. SAR welcomes your support to ensure that all students can benefit from an SAR education. We are proud of our ongoing quest for excellence in Judaic and secular studies that helps to shape intellectually independent, creative and curious students, rooted in Torah and mitzvot.

Whether you are considering a gift to the Annual Fund that makes an immediate impact, or an endowed gift that lasts for generations, your contribution to SAR sustains our reputation for excellence. Together we can empower the next generation of Jewish leaders, learners, parents, and community members with the knowledge, tools and abilities to take on the challenges of the next decade.

We recognize that tzedakah, no matter the dollar amount, is a highly personal matter to which a great deal of thought is – and should be – devoted. It is also an extraordinarily meaningful way to become involved in the life and growth of an organization, and a mission, in which you believe.

We thank you for making SAR a giving priority!

Guardian Circle, a major donor program

Annual commitments by SAR donors of $10,000 or more, provide a strong support base for SAR’s annual operating needs, allowing SAR to be fiscally strong while maintaining a good understanding of our progress towards the ultimate goal of funding the gap between revenues and expenses.

SAR provides Guardianship Circle donors with an annual recognition package customized to include your family name in the programs that matter to you -- whether it’s sponsoring grade specific celebrations, alumni events, adult education, or one of our many other community programs. We welcome your participation.

If you are interesting in participating in our Guardian Circle Campaign, please contact Heidi Greenbaum via email: or by phone 718-548-1717 x1256

The SAR Anniversary Dinner

Each year the SAR Anniversary Dinner is a wonderful celebration of SAR and our honorees. It is a much anticipated event that has come to be known as a special evening, with the warmth and flavor of all things SAR. It is also our largest single fundraising event of the year that enables SAR to fund requests for scholarship assistance-- a critically important program at SAR. See for more information.

The Shavuot Appeal, aka, #BEE4SAR

Fun & exciting, the Shavuot Appeal is SAR’s final fundraiser of the year. Donations made to the Shavuot Appeal complete our annual operating budget and are applied to our tuition assistance program as well as to enhance our curriculum and special programs. for more information.

Shop for SAR!

Support SAR when you Shop!

Send the simple directions below to friends, family, coworkers and more!


For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to SAR only if SAR is your registered charitable organization.
  1. To connect your AmazonSmile account with SAR simply click on the following link
  2. Register Salanter Akiba Riverdale Academy as your charitable organization
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Stop&Shop A+Rewards Program

A+ School Rewards are points that supporters earn with each purchase made using their Stop & Shop Card. At the end of each month, the points earned are used in a calculation to determine SAR's cash total, which is then automatically credited to SAR's account.
  1. You can enroll your Rewards card online
  2. Or by calling 1.877.275.2758
  3. Please register SAR using our school ID#07912
  4. Everyone is able to register up to two schools
  5. If you do not know your Stop & Shop Card number, you will need to call the Stop & Shop hotline at 1-877-366-2668, option 2.

Program Sponsorship

SAR’s students and faculty count on our parents, grandparents, alumni and friends to celebrate and support our milestone events. There are numerous opportunities to sponsor programs at all grade levels. In gratitude for your sponsorship, SAR will acknowledge sponsors: at the program in the program and/or announcements ▪ in the school online newsletter ▪ in the Annual Report (sponsorship gifts are included in annual giving amounts).

General Contributions and Tribute Cards

Each day in our tefilla, we thank God for granting us a living Torah and an altruistic and giving spirit. Every day at SAR we declare our commitment to bringing Judaism to life through learning and action, and it is that spirit that shapes life at SAR both in and out of the classroom. Through chesed, community service, hands-on learning, and a rich array of co-curricular opportunities and programs, students discover the excitement of bringing learning to life.

➤ Be our partner in this mission and show your support here. The only gift too small is no gift at all!

➤ If you would like to make a payment towards an existing pledge, click here.

➤ Make a donation 'in honor of' or 'in memory' of a loved one, friend or colleague, and SAR will send one of our new personalized tribute cards.

These cards, which feature original artwork, are meaningful chaggim, birthday, baby, celebration or memorial gifts, in support of the SAR Scholarship Fund.

Meet the Team

Heidi Greenbaum
Director of Development, x1256

Sara Hasson
Associate Director of Development, x1300

Heidi M. Kane
Manager, Community Engagement, x1268


Tami Tropper
Development Operations Manager, x1275

Ways to Give

Ways to Give

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Make your donation securely online or call us at (718) 548.1717 x1275. We will gladly take your credit card donation by phone. Please do not email or fax your credit card information.


Make checks payable to SAR Academy with a note on the check memo line or enclose a note indicating the designation and mail to: SAR Business Office,655 West 254th Street, Riverdale, NY 10471.

Matching Gifts

If you or your spouse are affiliated with an organization that will match gifts to private secondary schools, please forward the matching gift form (obtained from the organization’s personnel office) along with your gift to SAR. SAR’s Tax ID Number is 13-2646185.

Check here to see if your company matches!

If making your gift online, please mail the matching gift form (including your name, address, class year and how you would like SAR to credit your gift) to SAR Business Office,655 West 254th Street, Riverdale, NY 10471.

Stock/Securities/Wire Transfers

Please contact us at (718) 548.1717 x1275 for assistance and for appropriate letters of instruction to your bank or brokerage company.

Planned Gifts

Please contact us for more information on bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder or lead trusts, pooled income funds, and other ways to include SAR in your estate plans. Contact Heidi Greenbaum at (718) 548.1717 x1256.