Fuel Melton’s continued impact in Jewish communities throughout the world!

The Melton Funders Council is a philanthropic vanguard of donors committed to supporting The Florence Melton School as the organization takes major steps towards implementing its bold new strategic plan.

Supporters join our Funders Council by choosing to invest in Melton through multiple-year major gifts, which start at $25,000 annually for five years.

As Melton seeks to grow its circle of learners, strengthen Jewish community, and revitalize the way it operates, the Melton Funders Council provides the core of the financial support Melton needs to realize these objectives.

Susan and Bill FirestoneWe decided to join the Funders Council because we can think of no cause more worthy than helping future generations learn about the depth and richness Judaism offers. No matter how adult Jewish learning changes in the coming years, we trust Melton to adapt to accommodate the learners of the future, and we wanted to help enable that flexibility and growth.
Susan & Bill Firestone
With gratitude, we recognize the founding members of the Funders Council:

Alan S. Edelman and Debbie Sosland-Edelman, Kansas City, Missouri
In memory of Dr. William and Doris Edelman

Ann Elyachar, Leawood, Kansas
With gratitude to my teachers who inspire my learning 

Bill and Susan Firestone, Longmeadow, Massachusetts‍

Rochelle Friedman, Falls Church, Virginia

Ron z”l and Susie Goldsmith, Naples, Florida
For 40 years of Melton learning

Brooks and Ruth Hilliard, Paradise Valley, Arizona
In support of innovative Jewish learning

Samuel Mendel Melton Foundation, Columbus, Ohio
In appreciation of the Board and Staff of the Florence Melton School and in memory of Sam and Florence Melton

Al and Sherrie Weiss, Riverwoods, Illinois
On behalf of the Jewish learning community throughout the world‍

If you’re interested in learning more about the Melton Funders Council, please contact Executive Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or International Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


Annual Silver Supporters

Melton is grateful to the following supporters who have in the course of this past year made a cumulative contribution of $25,000 or more in support of Melton’s work. (Donors who have dedicated Melton courses are listed separately here.)

Sandy and Phillip Benjamin, Melboune Australia
Bobbie and Carl Blau, Los Angeles, California