A Message from Board of Directors President, Sebastien Verstraet
Support for the Annual Fund is vital.
The Annual Fund helps close the gap between tuition and fee revenue and the full education cost per student. If the International School of Arizona is to strategically plan for the future and compete in the global environment, it needs additional funding. Contributions are tax-deductible and make a difference for students, every day.
In recognition of our community’s economic diversity and in the importance of unanimous participation from families, the school expects ISA families to donate as generously as their financial resources allow. The bilingual advantage for our children is worth it.
Unrestricted giving to the Annual Fund is put to use immediately and supports many programs that make ISA unique:
In addition, your generosity and the generosity of many others in the community will result in tangible benefits to students by allowing ISA to:
Every student benefits from the Annual Fund, so there are more than 250 reasons to give! We encourage you to invest in the international life of ISA. Please consider a tax-deductible gift TODAY, and ensure that students can succeed in this age of globalization. Thank you.
You may double or even triple the amount of your personal gift by taking advantage of corporate matching gift programs. Many companies match their employee’s donations dollar for dollar. Some will double that match. Simply ask your employer for the matching gift form and enclose with your gift to ISA. We will take care of filling out and returning the necessary paperwork to your employer.
Ensure that students can succeed in this age of globalization. Make a Donation Today!
Director of Development
International School of Arizona
9128 E. San Salvador Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
For more information on the Annual Fund, please view our Annual Fund Campaign.
Independent schools and universities in the United States commonly budget for a portion of the operating expense to come from fundraising. This practice benefits families by keeping tuition at more affordable levels for all and allowing each family to make a tax-deductible contribution toward the remaining cost. Tuition alone does not guarantee ISA’s growth. Nonprofit, independent schools in the United States are not subsidized by the government.
Raising tuition to cover all of the costs of an ISA education, along with the growing student body, would limit the number of qualified students who could afford to attend. Because ISA believes in offering an education to all capable students, we try to keep fees as low as possible and supplement enhancement costs with the tax-deductible Annual Fund Campaign.
YES! EVERY Annual Fund gift makes a difference. Foundations look for high parent participation (not the amount of the individual gifts, but the % of parents supporting the Annual Fund) as a criterion for awarding limited grant dollars. Potential Major Gift donors look for this demonstration of parent commitment in making large gifts. Plus, gifts of any amount have an impact somewhere in the school.
Our goal is 100% parent participation.
How much to give is a very personal decision. The intent of the Annual Fund Campaign is for each family to give according to their means. Every gift is welcomed and appreciated. Each gift is important and beneficial to the continued success and growth of each student and ISA at large.
Donations received are put to use immediately at ISA and are used to develop and enhance programs in our current academic year. It’s also important to realize that your children are directly benefiting from the generosity of families who have donated in the past. The Annual Fund provides you with the opportunity to keep this cycle going.