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Past Fundraising

Annual Fund

The ZIS Annual Fund has formally been in place since 2001. Did you know:

  • Hundreds of ZIS parents, faculty and staff, and alumni contribute an annual average of CHF 200,000 to the Annual Fund.
  • On each campus, principals – with the input of teachers and parents – select projects for Annual Fund support that benefit teaching and learning.
  • You can see videos below for examples of these Annual Fund projects

Why do ZIS families contribute to the Annual Fund?

Making a real difference for students. “Thank you for changing my life!” exclaimed a student, who discovered his passion and career path through the Upper School recording studio, a previous year’s Annual Fund project.

Showing philanthropic participation. Whether contributing CHF 50, 500 or more, a single donation can motivate others. Corporate funders favor institutions that are supported by their members.

Annual Fund donations are tax-deductible. Swiss tax payers receive a receipt for their tax returns, while US tax payers’ dollar donations are tax-deductible through the ZIS Foundation, Inc.

Capital Campaign

ZIS's most recent capital campaign, the campaign for Building for International Education (BIE), was completed in 2007 and raised over CHF 10.6 million to construct the Upper School and to create a home for the Middle School in the Kilchberg Spinnergut villa.



Annual Fund Thank You 2018/19

Annual Fund Thank You 2017/18

Annual Fund Thank You 2016/17