Annual Fund

The French American International School is one of the premier international schools in the nation because students and teachers have the necessary tools to excel in their choices for personal growth and discovery.

Shane and June Kim, 2013-14 Annual Fund Chairs, with their daughters Amelia, Elise, and Pippa.
Annual Fund Chairs, the Kims, with their daughters.

T he Annual Fund provides immediate budgetary support for the operational needs that make this possible: the latest technology and hardware; the best teaching tools and classroom equipment; support for athletic, arts, science, music and computer programs; safety and security provisions for everyone; maintenance and upkeep that make the campus attractive; ensured financial assistance for socio-economic diversity; and increased opportunities for teachers to grow professionally. These are direct benefits to our students and our teachers right now, and enhance their lives on campus everyday. While we are mindful of tomorrow's needs, we cannot neglect today's requirements. Sustained growth of The Annual Fund will help ensure that immediate needs are always met.  

Five Excellent Reasons to Support The Annual Fund

  • Your child’s education is financed by both your tuition and your Annual Fund gift. Eight percent of the 2012-13 operating budget will come from fundraising and directly supports every aspect of life at FAIS – from faculty salaries to facilities to library materials, expenses that tuition alone does not cover. This year’s goal is to raise $190,000 and celebrate 100 percent support from our community.   
  • Modeling healthy philanthropic habits is important for our children, and we hope you’ll keep FAIS at the top of your philanthropic priority list for the duration of your child(ren)’s journey at FAIS.
  • Contributions are tax-deductible. Your gift helps FAIS, and your total tax liability can be reduced through making it.  
  • Discover the win-win-win of making a donation of appreciated stock--FAIS receives your generous gift while you avoid capital gains and also receive a tax deduction!  Learn more here.
  • FAIS is also a qualified cultural partner with Oregon Cultural Trust: gifts to FAIS and a corresponding matching gift to OCT qualify for an Oregon tax credit.  Learn more here.

For further information: Helen Townes, htownes@faispdx.org, (503) 292-7776 x305