Make a difference every year
The GISSV Annual Fund provides an immediate, yearly opportunity to perpetuate GISSV’s high academic standards and diverse community. Gifts of all sizes ensure that the GISSV experience remains consistently exceptional for every student, every year.
The Annual Fund runs from September to June and is the foremost component of GISSV’s fundraising efforts. It supports many aspects of the school, but at its heart it allows us to continually invest in our programs, staff and ultimately, our students. The Annual Fund enables us to improve science and technology resources; to expand our sports program; to continually improve our facilities; to fund new musical instruments and enhance our performing art spaces; to support the general operating budget and the school's greatest needs. In a nutshell, it helps deliver the programs, activities and facilities that make GISSV a remarkable place to learn.
Every gift is important and your involvement allows us to nurture and sustain the qualities that set our school apart.
Goals & Participation
We are grateful for the generosity of 435 GISSV parents, staff members, corporations and friends who made gifts of more than $175,000 to the 2015-16 Annual Fund. Our goal for the 2016-17 school year is $200,000 with 100% parent participation. This is money the school is counting on. We understand that giving capacities vary, but the participation of each member of our community is key. Every gift, every dollar, every donor counts.
Your gift is an investment in our students—donate today!
GISSV is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and gifts to the Annual Fund are fully tax-deductible in the U.S. (Tax ID # 77-0530703).
Pledges are payable by June 30; however, many donors contribute before December 31 to take advantage of a tax deduction for the current year.
- Why is the school implementing a fundraising program?
- We already pay tuition. Why do we also have to give to the Annual Fund?
- Who gives?
- Why is participation important?
- How much should I give?
- I am not able to make a big gift. Is my participation really necessary?
- Doesn’t GISSV already have enough money?
- How do I make a gift to the Annual Fund?
- When should I make my Annual Fund gift?
- When can I expect to be asked for a contribution to the Annual Fund?
- Will I be recognized for my gift?
- What are matching gifts?
- I support events at the school. Why do I also need to give to the Annual Fund?
- My family is only here temporarily or leaving at the end of the year—why should I make a donation?
Your name will be listed alphabetically within giving levels in the Annual Report. If you wish to remain anonymous, however, we will of course respect your wishes. We will acknowledge your donation with a thank you letter and receipt for tax purposes. Most importantly, you will have the gratitude of the entire GISSV community!
The Annual Fund is the foremost way families are asked to support our school. 100% of Annual Fund gifts are put to use immediately for enriching the current year’s program and are critical to the school’s financial stability. Even if you participate in other fundraising activities, we ask every family by make an Annual Fund gift that is a meaningful expression of your commitment to the educational program. Remember that purchases of auction items, tickets and drawing tickets are not tax-deductible and the costs of event production impact the amount of the donation the school receives.
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GISSV Development Office
Birthe Landerer, Director of Development & Communications