Silicon Valley International School experienced a year of both challenges and successes during the 2021-2022 academic year. The school was proud to offer in-person learning for the entire year, 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 in-person gatherings, volunteering, and fundraising.

INTL is deeply grateful to all the donors, volunteers, and supporters who made these achievements possible.

Annual Fund


More than 60 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 9, 2021, and finished on June 30, 2022. 420 donors gave to the maximum of their ability.
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 2021, we finally saw the return of our beloved wine auction in person for the first time since the outbreak of COVID-19. The tasting hour was fantastic, the wine-paired dinner was delicious, and our live auction was riveting! 

A special thank-you goes to the 2021 speaker Anthony Truchard II from Truchard Vineyards. 

To read more about the 16th Annual Soirée du Vin, visit the event blog.


Respecting COVID-19 protocols and restrictions, the capacity of the event was reduced to 50%, event space had multiple air purifiers, and the doors were kept open. Additionally, the number of seats per table was reduced, the tasting hour was exclusively outside, and all guests were required to have full vaccination and show proof of a recent negative test result.

All the guests and pourers alike felt connected by the joy of being able to attend an in person event. As the night progressed, the atmosphere became more lively and fun-filled. Attendees had a blast, and most importantly, they felt safe doing it!

INTL also wishes to thank the 18 winning bidders of the evening.


With the support from the wine pourers, donors, guests and winning bidders, Soirée du Vin raised $75,724 for the school's endowment fund. 

Annual Gala + Auction


On Saturday, April 2nd, the Silicon Valley International School celebrated our 2022 Annual Gala and Auction, Champagne!

Parent volunteer Véronique M. helmed the event and gave her time, efforts, and treasure to ensure a successful event. Along with 40 additional volunteers, including Online Auction Co-Chairs Linda W. and Lindi M, and Decoration Chair Maria P., the team solicited donations, contributed auction lots, provided entertainment, decorated the gorgeous ballroom at the Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club, and offered a tremendous amount of support. 

Our guests delighted in an outdoor cocktail hour on the beautiful patio; a live performance from our faculty and staff band, Groovin’ Together; a delicious 3-course dinner paired with wine; an adrenaline-pumping live auction; and, to cap it off, non-stop dancing. 

We are grateful to Véronique and everyone who had a hand in pulling together this memorable Champagne evening!


Fund-a-Need Matching

This year’s Fund-a-Need was for the Charlotte de Géry Endowment Fund, and with the help of a $130,000 matching challenge from several generous anonymous donors, the event raised $384,501 for Fund-a-Need from Gala contributions alone! 

The Gala Fund-a-Need helps to provide for the longevity and sustainability of iNTL, and supports our school in a way that will last for years to come.


With the help of generous donors, bidders, and volunteers, the event raised $179,798, plus an additional $384,501 for Fund-a-Need.

Read more in the Gala & Auction blog.



Pamela A. 
Tony C. 
Carla C. 
Patricia C. 
Cindy F-I
Albert L. 
Pierre-Yves L. 
Sujata N. 
Vividh S.
84 Donors this year, $750,220 increase this year
Total Value: $7,182,592 (as of June 30, 2022) 

The Finance Committee of the Board of Directors approved the first ever release of earnings from the School's Endowment Funds supporting the Arts, Financial Aid, and Operations of the School.  
The amount released was approximately $309,000.

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.
15 Donors this year. $42,572 increase this year.
Total Value: $466,132 (as of June 30, 2022) 

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 and 12th grade departing families are asked to give to this fund, in lieu of the Annual Fund.
21 Donors this year. $7,150 increase this year.
Total Value: $115,867 (as of June 30, 2022) 

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.
2 Donors this year. $2,100 increase this year.
Total Value: $78,747 (as of June 30, 2022) 

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: $151,895 (as of June 30, 2022)

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 Sophie G.

Alumni Rising Star Award

Sophie Gassée Baxter is the recipient of the 2022 Spirit of INTL Alumni Award, honoring alumni who make a difference within their industry.

Read more about Sophie and how a bilingual education shaped her 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 continued to grow its operating reserves despite market fluctuations. An Emergency Assistance to Nonpublic Schools (EANS) grant was used to cover additional COVID-19 expenses which helped the school sustain itself another year during the pandemic.
With the recent market volatility, the School’s investments experienced declines in both the Endowment and Strategic Reserve Funds.  Fortunately, the investment corpus is still intact as well as a large portion of prior year gains.  Due to these unrealized losses, the School experienced an operating deficit of approximately $710,000.
Excluding the unrealized loss, the School realized an operating surplus of $871,000 due to mindful spending, operating within the budget, and the EANS government grant.
The 2021-2022 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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