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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.
  • In the 2020/21 year, Annual Fund donations are supporting budgets for school priorities: STEM learning and sustainability learning.
  • In previous years, principals on each campus – with the input of teachers and parents – selected 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 is currently engaged in Building for the Future of Learning, a campaign to support the construction of a new Middle School Campus.



Annual Fund Thank You 2018/19

Annual Fund Thank You 2017/18