Our fundraising efforts are integral to preserving the engaging and nurturing community that Silicon Valley International School offers. Participation in all 3 of our key fundraising efforts whenever possible is important for sustaining an environment where children learn, grow, succeed and thrive.
The Annual Fund, which begins in the fall of every school year, is INTL’s primary fundraiser and directly supports the school’s budgetary needs. This is a true philanthropic effort; no physical reward is exchanged for the gifts, but your contribution goes directly toward benefiting students and preserving our unique community. If you can only make one contribution during the year, the Annual Fund is the best way to contribute.
The Annual Gala, which occurs in the spring toward the end of the school year, offers a fun and festive way to support the school while also enjoying a night out with good company. Parents, faculty, staff and friends equally participate in celebrating the school’s community while also enjoying an evening of food, drink, and fun!
Though INTL focuses on major gifts and contributions throughout the year every year, you’ll only be asked to be a contributor for a significant gift every 3-5 years. This timeline may change depending on the campaign the school is currently running, whether it’s the endowment or capital campaign.
School fundraising is separate from the PTA and their cooperation with student-led-philanthropy efforts. All activities offered by the student-PTA alliance are community building events, and are designed to teach students about philanthropy. They may ask for spare change or help baking something for the bake sale, but it’s important to show kids the value of making something themselves. All student efforts are teaching tools, and the fundraisers they participate in benefit causes and charities chosen by the student council.
Silicon Valley International School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.