The King David Schools’ Foundation (KDSF) was established in 1994 and is the fundraising and alumni organisation for the King David Schools. Today, King David Schools face the moral responsibility of being “community schools” offering financial assistance to qualifying Jewish learners whose families cannot afford school fees in these tough economic times. To meet this obligation the King David Schools’ Foundation re-launched in 2011 with the creation of the Dor le Dor Campaign, an endowment fund aimed at raising an initial R100 million, to sustain our schools as institutions of excellence, thereby maintaining the essential role that they play in the Jewish community of Johannesburg.
The KDSF operates independently from the SABJE and has its own trustees and constitution. The KDSF does have representation from SABJE board members.
In addition to its fund raising responsibility, The KDSF keeps in touch with over 11000 King David alumni, organizing and facilitating reunions both locally and abroad, sending out newsletters and maintaining a relationship with our past students.
The King David Schools actively support previously disadvantaged communities by establishing a partnership with schools in their local areas. The KDSF raises funds for and supervises the overall management of the Outreach Programmes.