The Annual Fund 2019 participation challenge successfully completed!
Together we did it! We needed just 50 more donors to give between April 30 and June 15 to unlock a large anonymous donation from a parent. On June 4, just 35 days after the challenge began, we had 50 new 2018-19 donors to the Annual Fund and fulfilled the participation challenge!
Thanks to our 336 generous donors this year, we raised CHF 227,000 for STEAM projects - a new record!
As a non-profit organization, ZIS relies on fundraising for educational enhancements and to create our unique "ZIS Experience." The Annual Fund is the school’s primary fundraiser. It has an immediate impact on students and teachers by funding programs and improvements that go above and beyond what tuition provides.
2018/19 STEAM Training Focus
As the yearly appeal to all members of the ZIS community, the Annual Fund supports strategic projects that enhance educational excellence for current students. Evidence of our community's generosity can be seen with plaques around school, commemorating many past fundraising projects.
This year's Annual Fund projects focus on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) on each campus. The Annual Fund is building on last year’s support of STEAM equipment and resources, for example, by funding training for students and faculty in robotics, programming, and Maker activities, both within the curriculum and outside the classroom. There will also be the opportunity to develop parent learning in these areas through special family sessions. The Annual Fund is working closely with the new STEAM coordinator at ZIS, who will grow and organize these activities across campuses.
Click on the campus buttons below for more information about the projects, and please use the button below to make your donation!
Head of Development
For more information about the Annual Fund, please contact our team of Annual Fund volunteers:
Suzanne Long - ECC Parent Rep and PA Rep, T +41 (0) 79 296 66 97
Andrea Demey - Lower School Parent Co-Rep, T +41 (0)79 700 41 23
Lory Spier - Lower School Parent Co-Rep, T +41 (0) 79 267 25 08
Tomas Molvidson - Middle School Parent Rep, T +41 (0) 79 815 21 67
Lily Quinn - Upper School Parent Rep, T +41 (0)79 504 87 39
Suzanne Obenshain - New Families Parent Rep, T +41 (0)79 486 3787
Michela Ratti - Member at Large, T +41 (0) 79 593 41 43
Kimara Meier - Faculty and Staff Parent Rep
Tom Krebs '78 - Alumni Rep