Why give to HKIS?

Why Support the Annual Fund?

HKIS is a non-profit, independent school, and receives no funding from any government or religious organizations. In order to maintain the highest standards of excellence, HKIS relies on many sources of revenue to cover costs. These include tuition and fees, endowment interest income, and Annual Fund donations. We have all benefited from the generosity of donors who have given to the Annual Fund since its inception in 2000. Unlike tuition, Annual Fund contributions are tax-deductible in Hong Kong and the United States.

Every gift matters. More than 80 percent of Annual Fund donors make gifts in amounts less than $50,000 HKD. Last year, with the help of the Annual Fund Committee (AFC), these donations added up to more than $13.1 Million HKD.

Every area is strengthened. The Annual Fund covers all parts of HKIS — including scholarships, academics, the arts, athletics, speaker series, and more.

Every HKISer benefits. Gifts to the Annual Fund benefit every student, every day, and help ensure the continuing value of HKIS’s educational excellence for all alumni.

The HKIS Annual Fund supports our school's Mission and Student Learning Results by providing the means to attract and retain the finest teachers, develop and expand academic and co-curricular programs, and maintain and enhance the school infrastructure. Everyone in the HKIS Community (parents, alumni, faculty, and staff) is encouraged to contribute to the Annual Fund. Participation demonstrates commitment and support of the school’s Mission and Student Learning Results.

All gifts to the Annual Fund are immediately applied to the school’s areas of greatest need. This flexible funding allows administrators to strategically address emerging needs in all areas of HKIS and take advantage of unexpected opportunities as they arise.

Want to become more involved in the HKIS community? Become a gladiator for the Annual Fund. Please join the Annual Fund Committee.


For more information, please contact Advancement at +852 3149 7819 or at advancement@hkis.edu.hk