About the Annual Fund Committee
The Annual Fund Committee (AFC) is a HKIS parent committee established to aid the Advancement Department of HKIS. We were launched officially in August 2016 with the aim of building awareness of the Annual Fund and its importance to the operating budget of the school. Our goal is also to increase participation in HKIS community events and fund-raising initiatives.
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Thank you for making our first year a success!
The Annual Fund is the school’s annual fundraising initiative to enhance its operating budget. Funds raised for the Annual Fund are funnelled into the school’s operational budget, and therefore support all aspects of HKIS’s operation, including the school’s rich academic and co-curricular programs, the school’s facilities and the school’s plans to attract and retain the finest teachers. How much we raise for the Annual Fund long-term impacts the operational budget, and the overall provision through the operational budget. The Annual Fund also supports the Scholarship in Memory of David F. Rittman, which provides full tuition for worthy and talented local students to attend grades 10-12 at HKIS.
In the Annual Fund Committee’s inaugural year, we grew to 22 committee members and school participation in donating to the Annual Fund increased to 42% -- a significant increase over the historic high of 30%. We are happy that our grass roots efforts have encourage so many in our community to give to the school.
In the coming year, the Annual Fund will be planning more activities to not only promote the Annual Fund, but to help build a stronger community at HKIS. We will be hosting a community event in December for the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and we look forward to seeing you there!
We want to encourage all parents, faculty and staff to join our committee and welcome all levels of engagement! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to join our committee!
Your participation matters
In addition to volunteering your time and creativity, your contributions and participation, small or large, matter. In fact, every dollar raised goes towards enhancing the experience of your children. Donations are 3% of our operating budget and without it, HKIS could not be one of the the most sought-after international schools in Asia.
The Annual Fund allows HKIS to:
- Attract the best teachers
- Provide an excellent academic environment
- Support financial aid
- Invite distinguished speakers
- Offer service opportunities
- Provide comprehensive extracurricular activities in areas such as sports, music and arts.
To join or find out more about the Annual Fund Committee, please contact us at email@example.com