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Annual Fund Annual Report 2020/21

Annual Fund 2020/21 Overview

Through the generosity of 134 donors, we surpassed our Annual Fund goal of CHF 100,000 by nearly 27% for 2020/21, with a final total of CHF 126,992 raised.

Annual Fund contributions supported the expansion of the STEM curriculum at each campus, as well as co-curricular STEM learning opportunities like VEX Robotics and the Innovators' Club, and STEM camps and workshops. At the same time, the Annual Fund contributed to further development of the Educating for Sustainability curriculum, the support of Living Classrooms and the Eco-Schools Clubs. 

Many thanks to the committed parents and alumni who made the funding of these successes possible! Special thanks to faculty members Kristie Lear and Clement Cheah, who spearheaded the sustainability and STEM curricula development, along with their colleagues on all campuses. And we are proud of our students, who made great things happen in an unusual year!


We see the things that ZIS is doing for the kids during a very challenging year.


Current parent



I donate because I am proud of my school and of its efforts to become more sustainable.


Current Faculty


Rubber-band cars LS

Successful Projects in 2020/21


We love ZIS - it is home.


Current Parent



ZIS is continuously doing fantastic things for the school community through the Annual Fund and we as a family want to support that.


Current Staff and Parent


Picture of Upper School students working in the Applied Design lab


These projects offer essential knowledge and focus on key areas of learning for young students.


Current Parent



I am grateful for the education our son received.


Alumni Parent



We should invest in programs that make a difference for students.


Current Staff



Having had two daughters at ZIS, we are very happy to support its continuing efforts for the future.


Alumni Parent


Many thanks to our 2020/21 volunteers:

  • Annual Fund Committee parent representatives: Anke Baur, Celine Rabier, Patricia Shelton, Astrid Tschopp
  • Zurich International School Foundation board members: Martin Hoekstra, Lisa Lyle, Phil Ryan, Jennifer Saxe, Brian Scanlon

Quotes in the red boxes are from Annual Fund donors who told us why they gave.

ZIS greatly appreciates the many donors who generously contributed to the Annual Fund - see list at right (note that list is not indexed or searchable).


I want to support further STEM and Sustainability programs.



Current Parent


First page of the PDF file: AnnualFundDonorList2020-21Final

Annual Fund Thank You Video 2020/21