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Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is the School’s most critical fundraising effort. While tuition covers the cost of education, the Annual Fund ensures that our school has the resources necessary to make the French American International School EXTRAORDINARY!

Each gift is 100% tax-deductible and goes to support the greatest need of the School, ensuring that we can continue to provide dynamic opportunities and experiences to all our students.

Participation

Your participation is a demonstration of your trust and investment in FAIS. Increased participation enables FAIS to boldly pursue the strategic initiatives that will continue to move the School forward. It also demonstrates to philanthropic foundations that our community is strong, united, and worthy of outside support. 

 

Make Your Gift!

Every gift is important. Gifts to the Annual Fund range in size from $10 to $10,000. The average annual gift per family is $900. Many of our families choose to make a leadership gift of $1,979 or greater to become a member of the 1979 Society. 

Learn More About the 1979 Society

We understand that every family’s financial circumstances are different, and our ask is that you prioritize FAIS as one of your top philanthropic investments and make a gift that is meaningful to your family. Gifts of every size count toward our family participation goal.

Make CREATIVITY Possible

lower school students crafting--working with construction paper and ink

 

From licensing musical scores for the 2nd grade play to paying for clay, wheels and a kiln for our ceramics program, the Annual Fund makes CREATIVITY possible at FAIS.

DID YOU KNOW? Each year, FAIS invests over $11,000 in music and art supplies.

“My daughter’s creativity and love of art continues to grow. The Annual Fund makes that possible by providing first class art supplies, a kiln for ceramics and field trips to art museums and the theater.”
FAIS PARENT

Make INSPIRATION Possible

Storytime in the FAIS Library

 

From interactive learning tools and everyday resources to educational conferences, certification, and training, the Annual Fund makes INSPIRATION possible.

DID YOU KNOW? Each year, FAIS invests over $400 per student in technology and classroom supplies... and $32,000 into books and online resources for our libraries.

FAIS helps students reach their full potential by supporting teachers to reach our full potential. Last year I attended a 30-hour professional development course on using linguistics to support literacy development. This program is based on cutting edge research and puts us ahead of most traditional literacy programs out there. We’re teaching college level concepts about linguistics to elementary schoolers! I think that’s pretty amazing, and it’s thanks to FAIS’s commitment to constant learning, growth, and innovation for children and teachers alike.

FAIS TEACHER

Make DISCOVERY Possible

Lower School science outside classroom

 

From our amazing on-campus forest and libraries to engaging off-campus field trips, the Annual Fund makes DISCOVERY possible.

DID YOU KNOW? Each year, FAIS invests over $300 per student to maintain our grounds (including the nature trail and Discovery Park)... and $65,000 for field trips that provide experiential learning experiences.

Concepts she learns in class are brought to life and given a global context. The Annual Fund makes that possible by providing transportation to experiences away from the FAIS campus.

FAIS PARENT

Thank you!  Merci!  Danke!  谢谢!  ¡Gracias!

Questions? Contact the Development Office at development@faispdx.org or (503) 292-7776 x1305