(LAS VEGAS, KXNT)–Las Vegas casino owner Sheldon Adelson and his wife Dr. Miriam Adelson have become known for their generous political contributions, but the couple has made a $50 million dollar donation to the Adelson Educational Campus. The campus consists of three schools and about 600 students, where ages range from 18 months to Grade 12.
In a news release, Head of School Paul Schiffman said, “The Adelsons have been very closely involved in every aspect of our school, and we have benefitted tremendously from their good counsel. Our ability to move forward without debt enables us to fulfill our educational mission with even greater freedom and imagination.”
Mrs. Adelson says the school was developed with the learning environment in her alma mater in mind. She attended Reali School in Haifa, Israel, which she said had more than just high academic standards, but was dedicated to instilling values and friendships for life.
The Adelson Campus says its mission is “ to instruct and inspire new generations of students who will draw strength from a rich Jewish heritage, use their knowledge, values and vision to fulfill their own potential, and build a better world.”
“When Sheldon and I first discussed creating the Adelson Educational Campus,” said Dr. Miriam Adelson, “I said that I wanted to develop a learning environment like my alma mater: the Reali School in Haifa, Israel, where I studied for 12 years from ages 6 to 18. It was an institution that not only had high academic standards but also instilled values and friendships for life. A school, in my opinion, should always be about more than just grades and matriculation; it should also provide children with cherished memories and roots in a community. I’m gratified to see that the Adelson Campus now offers those experiences to its students, giving them a sense of belonging and personal history. With this donation, my hope is that the school will continue to be a home for generations.”