The success of AGBU MDS is truly a community effort. Our school flourishes because of the strong foundation of support built year after year. In order to provide a transformational educational experience for every student, we rely on financial contributions of all sizes from our entire community—including parents, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, faculty and staff, and friends. We are deeply appreciative of our donors and their support of MDS.
Your gift to the AGBU MDS Annual Fund impacts the quality of an MDS education Today, Tomorrow, and into the Future and helps us close the gap where it's necessary. Your gift confirms your commitment to our 45 year legacy and empowers us to provide life-shaping experiences to as many students as possible.
MDS relies on major and minor gifts to fund much needed capital improvements. Capital gifts help to fund building and technology projects and allow us to attract and retain the best educators. Recent contributions, for example, have helped to renovate our gym/sports facilities, build the toddler building, upgrade our IT and computer room.
Designating your giving to the Curriculum Enhancement campaign allows administration and faculty to develop new resources & technologies, expand existing programs such as the Visual and Performing Arts, and athletic programs, experiment with new instructional approaches, or address issues of health and wellness in the school setting all with an aim of improving the student learning experience. Each year, teachers collectively engage in hours of professional development, providing them with the latest educational tools and resources which in turn, positively impact student achievement.
On average, tuition and fees cover 80 percent of the costs associated with educating our students. To sustain AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian’s excellence, the school must provide the resources necessary to attract and educate the most talented students across Los Angeles, regardless of their families’ ability to afford tuition. Last year, in addition to financial aid support, we provided aid to those families who were adversely affected by the pandemic. Together we’ve transformed the lives of countless students—past, present, and future—making an AGBU MDS education more accessible to those with limited financial resources.