Why Giving Matters

Welcome to the FAIS Development Office—our door is always open and we encourage you to drop by with questions, ideas, or just to say hello. Our development team will help you navigate the many opportunities to support the School, whether you are a parent, grandparent, or friend.

Like most independent schools, FAIS relies on financial and volunteer support from our community to support day-to-day operations, as well as larger strategic initiatives, enabling our school to continue moving boldly forward in our mission. 

Contributions of time, treasure, and talent from our parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends help to make FAIS extraordinary. We encourage each of our families to make FAIS one of their top philanthropic priorities.

Annual Fund


The Annual Fund is the school’s most critical annual fundraising effort and supports the greatest need of the School. Your participation is important!


1979 Society


The 1979 Society is a recognition society for leadership donors to the Annual Fund. Donors who make a leadership gift of $1,979 or greater — or grandparents who make a gift of $197 or greater — become members of the Society.



Middle School Lobby


The Endowment was established to provide FAIS with an enduring source of financial security for generations to come.


Special Events


Throughout the year, all-school events serve to strengthen our community and raise essential funds for current and future initiatives, as well as financial aid.



Battle of the Books 2018-19 practicing with volunteers


Volunteers are essential to the success of FAIS! Learn about the many opportunities to get involved on campus, as well as the family volunteer requirement.


Other Important Information


Answer your questions about giving to FAIS and how you can participate.

Questions? Contact the Development Office at or (503) 292-7776 x1305