The Spirit Fund
Philanthropic and volunteer support from our community is crucial for turning Stockholm International School into an extraordinary school. We benefit greatly from the generous financial and volunteer support of our community.
That's why we are launching our first annual fund, the SIS Spirit Fund.
The SIS Spirit Fund will allow us to direct 100% of our community's generosity into promoting academic excellence, enhancing student experience and building community spirit.
Naturally, you'll be curious about the fund and how to support it, so please take a look at our FAQ's. If you can't find answers to your questions below, we are happy to help. Please get in touch with Advancement Director Emma Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or 070-1762828.
HOW DO I GIVE?
SIS Swish Payment Number: 123 500 7729
When making your payment please make sure to include your full name and telephone number.
WHY SHOULD MY FAMILY SUPPORT SIS THROUGH GIVING TO THE SPIRIT FUND?
SIS is a non-profit school. Revenue raised through tuition and other fees enable the School to offer the highest standard of core academic and pastoral programmes. However, to enhance these programmes, SIS seeks the support of its community through the Spirit Fund.
When you give to the Spirit Fund, you invest in each and every one of our students. Here’s how:
The School Leadership Team reviews and approves all Spirit Fund proposals. They ensure applications meet rigorous, mission-driven criteria and that grants are allocated across all school divisions; Funding remains outside the operational budget, providing resources throughout the school year; and The Spirit Fund places confidence in our students’ and teachers’ ability to create the future of teaching and learning.
Capital campaign donations are necessary for the School to grow and respond to demands, both physical and pedagogical. The Board of Trustees, through a thorough strategic planning process, determines projects and provides the vision and leadership in all capital initiatives.
WHY NOT RAISE THE TUITION INSTEAD OF FUNDRAISING?
Raising tuition to the level necessary to cover all of the costs of an SIS education would limit the number of qualified students (both corporate and private pay) who could afford to attend. As part of our commitment to diversity, we aim to make SIS affordable to all of its constituents, and therefore the school tries to keep fees as low as possible.
Spirit Fund donations of all sizes make a difference by creating a truly remarkable educational experience above and beyond tuition. SIS families are encouraged to support the SIS Fund at a level that is appropriate for them.
I VOLUNTEER AT SIS. WHY SHOULD I SUPPORT THE SIS SPIRIT FUND?
Everyone in the SIS community has a role to play in the success and advancement of the School. We are especially appreciative of parent volunteers. Without the countless hours of volunteer work, the leadership and creativity, and the commitment to excellence, SIS would not be the special school it is. Parent volunteers inspire other parents to volunteer. Donors to the Spirit Fund inspire others to donate. A donation, of any amount, to the School’s annual fund shows support of the mission of the School, and is an example to others. We hope that all community members are inspired to advance SIS through a donation to the Spirit Fund.
WE GIVE TO OTHER ORGANISATIONS THAT WE FEEL NEED THE MONEY MORE. WHY GIVE TO THE SPIRIT FUND?
Giving to charities is good! Parents and other adults who give to charities and non-profit institutions and organisations provide excellent role models for our students who are learning about the importance of serving others through the SIS curriculum.
SIS is not a charity; it is a non-profit school with an important mission. There is a difference between charity and philanthropy. While charity addresses immediate needs, philanthropy is how people achieve their greater missions. If you believe in the mission of SIS, then we hope you will support it by making a gift to The Spirit Fund.
WHO GIVES TO SIS?
We encourage our entire community, including parents, faculty, alumni, friends, businesses and corporations, to support our students and teachers through the Spirit Fund and our fundraising events. To learn more about how you, your company or your organisation can get involved with these events, please email SIS Advancement Director, Emma Jones.
OUR FAMILY WON’T BE AT SIS NEXT YEAR – WHY SHOULD WE GIVE?
All donors can feel proud that they have made the School better for current AND future students. Just as donors in the past gave generously to make SIS excellent today, so donors today will ensure SIS remains strong in the years to come. But why is that important to you? The better the reputation SIS has, the better it becomes to have been a student at SIS. Be a part of the legacy!
HOW MUCH SHOULD I GIVE?
Participation is key to our success. Please give what is reasonable to you. Every contribution is highly valued and will be put to good use.
WHEN SHOULD I GIVE?
We invite you to give throughout the school year. Give whenever it is most convenient and beneficial to you.
CAN I GIVE ANONYMOUSLY?
Yes, donors also have the option to remain anonymous if they wish. Information about all donations remains strictly confidential.
HOW CAN I TRACK SIS’s FUNDRAISING PROGRESS?
Throughout the year SIS will share fundraising success stories through the website, the Dispatch, and the SIS Facebook page.