Believe. Inspire. Lead. Three powerful words which drive us each day to achieve the mission and vision of Frankfurt International School. To accomplish this, FIS must continuously invest in innovations and improvements to its curriculum and programs, attract and retain the finest of faculty and staff, and support its learning and teaching environments with state-of-the-art technology and modern facilities – and it must do this despite the fluctuations in business cycles and worldwide economic conditions.
No other school has played such an important role in supporting the economic growth of the Rhein Main region over the past 50 years, yet FIS receives no funding from the local, state or federal German government. Instead, we rely primarily on tuition and fees to cover the costs of operating and maintaining the school. Through the generosity of our worldwide community, however, we can accelerate the pace at which we invest in breakthrough innovations and improvements – Annual Fund donations go directly into new programs and initiatives and are not subject to the yearly budget cycles. This means that your gift goes directly to improving the academic and extracurricular programs for our current students and faculty.
What inspires people to give to FIS is highly individual and based on personal circumstances and motivation, but the results are mutual: donations to the Annual Fund improve the learning lives and enhance the future of approximately 1,800 students who are tomorrow’s global citizens.
Common reasons for giving to the Annual Fund are to:
• Show appreciation to FIS for its role in shaping your life or your children’s lives
• Give back to others who are less fortunate and need financial aid in the form of our Tuition Reduction Program (TRP)
• Support a specific project or program at the school that inspires you to help make happen
• Leave a legacy for the benefit of your children, grandchildren, and community
• Reduce your tax obligations by making a tax deductible contribution
So, whatever it is that motivates you to make a gift to the Annual Fund – the memory of a classmate, teacher or great time or event at FIS; pride in your child’s accomplishments or your own success due to your FIS experience; your commitment to supporting international education; or simply the joy of giving to others – we truly appreciate your generosity and support and value your engagement and leadership in our community.