RECAP: Giving Tuesday

The FAIS Community unleashed their generosity for GivingTuesday! GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. Created in 2012 to encourage people to do good following “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday,” GivingTuesday has grown into a movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. 


This year on November 30, we had over 30 families make gifts to the Annual Fund, with many others committing through their company’s matching gift programs.


Of the gifts that came in online:

  • 9 donors made their first EVER gift to FAIS
  • 8 donors made their second (or third!) gift this year
  • 7 gifts came from parents new to FAIS this year
  • 4 donors joined the 1979 Society


Overall, our community raised over $40,000 toward the Annual Fund this GivingTuesday – double what we raised on the same day last year!


Thank you to everyone who supported FAIS! To make a gift to FAIS before December 31, please visit