The Silicon Valley International School experienced a year of milestones during the 2019-2020 academic year, including an unprecedented amount raised for our endowment fund! 
INTL is deeply grateful to all the donors, volunteers, and supporters who made these achievements possible.

Annual Fund


More than 40 parent and teacher volunteers took on the responsibility of peer to peer fundraising in their child’s class. While acting as a champion isn’t always the most glamorous volunteer job opportunity, it can be said to have the largest return on investment on their volunteering time.


The Annual Fund campaign started September 5, 2019, and finished on June 30th, 2020. 345 donors gave to their maximum of their ability.
To see the full campaign and the complete list of donors:

Soirée du Vin Wine Auction

Each year, the International School of the Peninsula hosts an elegant wine auction, otherwise known as Soirée du Vin. 2019 marked the event's 14th year of raising funds for the school's Charlotte de Géry Endowment Campaign. 

Thanks to the hard work of the Soirée du Vin Steering Committee, comprised of 12 parents alongside ISTP's own Head of School, Philippe Dietz, the evening was able to raise $91,004 in one evening. 

A special-thank you goes to winemaker, Stephan Asseo from L'Aventure Winery, for his entertaining and rousing speech, which set a lively and exuberant tone for the rest of the auction. 


What an incredible night! Many guests came to enjoy the evening's special tasting hour with 7 guest wineries (who came as far south as Santa Barbara and as far north as Napa) and wine-paired dinner, and left with 32 lots of outstanding wines and one-of-a-kind experiences. 
26 donors came together to contribute to our live auction lots.

INTL also wishes to thank the 32 donors to our Fund-the-Future and the 27 winning bidders of the evening.


The School's 2016-2021 Strategic Plan includes a goal to raise $6Million for the Charlotte de Géry Endowment Fund. The $91,004 raised at Soirée Du Vin goes towards this goal. Please view the distribution source of revenue graph.

To read more about the event, please visit:

Annual Gala + Auction


Due to the COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place, the Silicon Valley International School had to cancel our Annual Gala & Auction.  Parent volunteers, Jessica Y. and Jennifer S. have graciously accepted to continue in their roles as co-chairs for the 2021 event.  Proceeds from event seat purchases raised $20,824 for the Charlotte de Géry Endowment Fund.



Ouliana B.
Tony C.
Patricia C.
Kate C.
Philippe D.
Cindy F-I.
Albert L.
Lisa L.
Pierre-Yves L.
Sujata N. 
32 Donors this year $314,767 increase 19 Alumni, Alumni Parents and Friends contributed to "A Farewell Gift to Philippe" (a campaign to support the endowment).

Supports Faculty, Technology, and Environmental Programs. Named after our school’s founder, the Charlotte de Géry Endowment Fund is dedicated towards her vision for the bilingual and bicultural student of the 21st century. Contributions to the Charlotte de Géry Endowment Fund are unrestricted funds and are used to build a strong financial foundation for our school.


Per the 2016-2021 Strategic Plan, INTL targets to grow the Charlotte de Géry Endowment Fund from $3Million to $6Million through direct gifts and planned giving. Once the $6Million goal is reached, INTL will begin to use fund income for key strategic objectives.
11 Donors this year. $60,651 increase this year.
Total Value: $371,000 (as of June 30, 2020) 

Provides financial assistance to families. Financial Aid Endowment will support our Financial Aid pool, which will help families who would otherwise not be able to pay the full cost of their children’s education. All 8th grade departing families are asked to give to this fund, in lieu of the Annual Fund.
1 Donor this year. $7,500 increase this year.
Total Value: $67,000 (as of June 30, 2020) 

Provides financial awards to select students who meet stipulated criteria. The Opportunity Scholarship will be awarded to a new student entering INTL’s Early Years Center who would otherwise be financially unable to receive a bilingual education. Once awarded, the Opportunity Scholarship will follow the child through their time at INTL, as long as there is a need. This long-term investment will not only change the life of a student, who would otherwise not have the resources to earn a bilingual education, but also the student’s family, and the INTL community. 

Contributions to the Opportunity Scholarship Endowment are restricted funds and are used only for scholarship opportunities for INTL students.
1 Donor this year. $2,000 increase this year.
Total Value: $71,000 (as of June 30, 2020) 

Provides for Visual and Performing Arts. While other schools are cutting their arts programs, we wish to continue to provide our students with the opportunity to look inward and express themselves through creative avenues. Contributions to the Arts Endowment are restricted funds and are used only to enhance the arts education program of INTL students.
Total Value: $145,000 (as of June 30, 2020)

The Arthur B. Francis Memorial Scholarship Fund was created in loving memory of alumni parent Sabrina H.’s father, Arthur. Sabrina’s family established the scholarship fund in 2013 to assist in the retention of current INTL students from elementary into middle school. Arthur’s belief of cultural immersion continues to live on by supporting one student each year.

This year's recipient is 6th Grader Ryan C.

With Appreciation

Mindy Williams Lifetime Achievement Award

The Mindy Williams Lifetime Volunteer Achievement Award was created in 2006 in honor of our “super-volunteer” Alumni Parent, Mindy Williams, to recognize and thank INTL volunteers who have given of themselves above and beyond the norm.

Each year one (or two) volunteers are recognized for their selfless dedication and commitment to making INTL a better place for our students and community.

2006-2007 – Lynette P.
2007-2008 – Linda H.
2008-2009 – Paru Y.
2009-2010 – Marvin B.
2010-2011 – Veronique M. & Vince F.
2011-2012 – Debbie C. & Rebecca G.
2012-2013 – Cee B.F.
2013-2014 – Kristin L.
2014-2015 – Jessica Y.
2015-2016 – Leslie D.
2016-2017 – Gary M. & Terri K.
2017-2018 – Sophie B.
2018-2019 – Tania H.
2019-2020 – Linda W.

We deeply thank 2019-2020 recipient Linda W., who continues to support INTL by chairing the Red Carpet Mentoring program, serving on the Soirée du Vin Wine Auction committee, and Co-Chairing the Gala Online Auction. 

Mindy Williams Award Recipient Linda W.

Financial Information

The school continued to contribute to its operating reserves, building towards its strategic goal and positioning itself for a sustainable future.
The school’s investments experienced severe market fluctuations throughout the year, although ended the year with positive net earnings in both the Endowment and Operating Reserve.
The school generated unrestricted cash surplus of approximately $614,000 due primarily to higher than budgeted enrollment and stellar fundraising efforts during the year. These surplus funds will provide us the ability to cover some of the extraordinary expenses anticipated due to Covid-19.
The 2019-2020 financial statements of Silicon Valley International School (formerly known as International School of the Peninsula) were audited by Armanino LLP, independent Certified Public Accountants.

Complete financial statements are available upon request from the school’s Chief Financial Officer, Diane Morris.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory policy as to students

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.

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