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2016-2017 Annual Giving Campaign: Fall Video Appeal

See our 2016-2017 fall video appeal below, and click here to make your online gift now! (Mobile users: click here if video does not display).

The Beyond Borders Fund

The purpose of this fund is to further our mission of nurturing global citizens with a deeper understanding of and true appreciation for other cultures. With families representing 51 different nationalities, the French International School’s diversity sets it apart from other institutions. Its emphasis on multiculturalism cultivates open-minded individuals with empathy for others, regardless of background. The fund will be used for scholarships and events that help ensure that the French International School of Philadelphia remains a welcoming environment to families of any race, religion, culture, or lifestyle. Click here to donate to the Beyond Borders Fund now!

Annual Giving

Each year, the French International School of Philadelphia depends upon our community of parents, alumni families, board members, faculty and staff, and friends for their engagement and support. Below, you will learn more about the different ways in which you can contribute to the school. Our development office is ready to assist you should you have any questions.

“Annual Giving” is the fund-raising effort conducted by the school’s Development Office from July 1 through June 30 each year. Its purpose is to provide unrestricted operating support for the school. The campaign represents about 3 percent of budgeted revenue, and contributors include parents, grandparents, alumni families, and friends, as well as charitable foundations and corporations. We appreciate gifts of all sizes, and strive for 100 percent participation among our different constituencies.

You can make your tax-deductible gift to our school online by clicking the "Donate" button at the top of this page or by sending a check made payable to the order of “French International School of Philadelphia” to:

French International School of Philadelphia
Attn: Development Office
150 North Highland Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

The school also accepts gifts of securities. Please contact Business Manager Donna Kyle for more information.

Corporate Matching Gifts

If your company has a Matching Gifts program, you can easily double or even triple your contribution to our Annual Giving campaign. Typically, all that is required is to submit a form that you can obtain from your employer along with your gift. If you are not sure whether your company will match your gift to our school, our Development Office can help you.

Tax Credit Programs

If you are the owner or leader of a Pennsylvania business, you may be able to take advantage of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and/or Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs. These programs offer tax credits to companies who contribute to Pennsylvania schools. Visit the “Tax Credit Programs” page under the “Support Us” tab or call our Development Office for more information.

Planned Giving

You can have an especially important impact on our school by including us in your estate planning. One of the simplest ways to do so is by designating the French International School of Philadelphia as a beneficiary in your will through a bequest mechanism. Our Development Office and your financial advisor can assist you if you would like to establish such a gift.

Time & Expertise

Your time is a valuable commodity! You can help our school by sharing your expertise with us for special projects, introducing us to contacts who may be interested in supporting the school, volunteering with the Parents’ Association, and talking about our school with prospective families. If you have a special talent you would like to share with us or an idea for a project, don’t hesitate to contact our Development Office.

Gifts-in-Kind

Certain gifts-in-kind are accepted throughout the year, depending upon the school’s needs. Please contact our Development Office before making your gift to ensure that we are able to accept it.

For more information contact our Development Office:
Jade Touam
Development Coordinator
jtouam@frenchschoolphila.org
(610) 667-1284