Silicon Valley International School experienced a year of both challenges and successes during the 2020-2021 academic year. The school was proud to offer in-person learning for the majority of the student body, and was able to keep faculty, staff, and students safe, while continuing to offer a high quality education. 

INTL's community of parents, students, faculty, and staff rallied together to stay connected through online gatherings, volunteering, and fundraising.
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. Being an annual fund champion is one of the more challenging volunteering role, but it is also the more rewarding as it can be said that it has the largest return on investment for their volunteering time.


The Annual Fund campaign started September 4, 2020, and finished on June 30, 2021. 322 donors gave to the maximum of their ability.

Through the generosity of a donor, a fundraising match was offered for any increased or new Annual Fund donations to support INTL efforts for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

Thanks to this matching opportunity, $18,200 was raised for the DEI Fund.
To see the full campaign and the complete list of donors:

Soirée du Vin Wine Auction

Each year, Silicon Valley International School hosts Soirée du Vin, an elegant wine auction celebrating fine wine and great company, and raises funds for the school’s Charlotte de Géry Endowment Fund.

In 2020, for the 15th annual event on September 27th, we faced the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and made modifications to pivot to a temporary virtual Soirée du Vin, streaming the auction right into our homes and celebrating safely with our friends from more than six feet apart.

Thanks to the resilience of the Soirée du Vin Steering Committee, comprised of 12 INTL parents, we raised $32,612 at the virtual event. 

A special thank-you goes to Guillaume Fabre for speaking during the VIP portion of the event and giving us a virtual tour of the Clos Solène Winery.


What an incredible reimagined night. Given the circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, words cannot emphasize our gratitude to all who tuned into the live stream and enjoyed the catered Clos Solène wine-paired dinner delivered to their homes. It was a small group of committed supporters who made a huge difference in raising funds for our endowment. Guests had the chance to bid on 26 lots of outstanding wines and experiences, contributed by 16 donors.

INTL also wishes to thank the 20 donors to our Fund-the-Future and the 15 winning bidders of the evening.


The 2020 Soirée du Vin Wine Auction raised $​​16,461 (after deducting the amount raised to Fund-the-Future) for the Charlotte de Géry Endowment Fund.

Annual Gala + Auction


Last year, Silicon Valley International School’s Annual Gala & Auction was cancelled due to the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order. We returned this year with the highly praised virtual event, Fly Me to the Moon, and BACK!

Parent volunteers, Jessica Y. and Jennifer S., helmed the event as co-chairs and gave their time, efforts, and treasures to ensure a successful virtual event. They solicited donations, contributed auction lots, provided entertainment, and offered a tremendous amount of support.

We are grateful to Jessica, Jennifer, and everyone who had a hand in pulling together this unforgettable virtual Gala & Auction.


Fund-a-Need Matching Challenge

We received a matching challenge from two generous anonymous donors, totaling $125,000. While we were unable to reach the full match, INTL families, employees, and supporters came together to help us raise a total of $196,047.

The funds will contribute towards our larger goal of preparing Willows Campus to meet its full potential, transforming the site into an educational facility fitting our rigorous bilingual education.


With the help of generous donors, bidders, and volunteers, the event raised $257,365, including $196,047 for Fund-a-Need.

Read more about the Virtual Gala & Auction blog.



Angie B.
Tony C.
Carla C.
Patricia C.
Cindy F-I.
Spencer G. 
Albert L.
Pierre-Yves L.
Sujata N.
19 Donors this year. $194,257 increase this year. 
Total Value: $7,677,014 (as of June 30, 2021) 

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.
11 Donors this year. $38,151 increase this year.
Total Value: $505,150 (as of June 30, 2021) 

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. $38,000 increase this year.
Total Value: $125,452 (as of June 30, 2021) 

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. $3,000 increase this year.
Total Value: $91,656 (as of June 30, 2021) 

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: $177,672 (as of June 30, 2021)

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 Naomi D.

Alumni Rising Star Award

Matthew Colford is the recipient of the 2021 INTL Rising Star Alumni Award, honoring alumni who make a difference within their industry.

Read more about Matthew and how a bilingual education shaped his impressive career here.

With Appreciation

Thank you so much to all our wonderful volunteers. Even during a challenging year, our school volunteers still found a way to support INTL - and our school would not be as vibrant without your hard work and kindness. 

All the faculty, staff, and students thank you for your dedication, time, and commitment!

Financial Information

The School was able to add to its operating reserves during a particularly difficult year. US and French Government grants aided in covering anticipated and unanticipated COVID-19 expenses providing the ability for the school to sustain itself during the pandemic.
The school’s investments performed extremely well during the year, resulting in positive growth in both the Endowment and Operating Reserve investment accounts.
The school generated an operating surplus of approximately $2.3 million due primarily to the exemplary expense monitoring and strict mindful spending, coupled with US and French government grants.  
The 2020-2021 financial statements of Silicon Valley International School 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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