How to Invest in ISDenver
Your school, your opportunity.
At ISDenver, we are proud to have a unique and generous culture of philanthropy. We encourage your donations of time, talent, and resources when they are most meaningful to you and your family. Both education and philanthropy make the world go round.
- COMMUNITY GIVING
- GIVING TUESDAY
- ANNUAL FUNDRAISING GALA
- INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARS SOCIETY
- EMPLOYER MATCH
Philanthropic support strengthens our programs and enriches the student experience.
Community Giving provides the umbrella for all philanthropic contributions to ISDenver, be it through the fall kickoff, #GivingTuesday, Gala, or anytime in between.
At ISDenver, we take a conservative approach to budgeting to ensure our basic operating expenses are covered by tuition. Instead of fundraising to cover a gap between revenue and expenses, ISDenver fundraises for growth. In addition to generating near-term impact, every gift is tax deductible and many gifts qualify for the Colorado Childcare Contribution Tax Credit.
In recent years, private gifts have helped us to capitalize on Classrooms Without Walls opportunities, elevate our athletics programming, upgrade our performing arts space, expand academic technology, augment significantly our STEAM program, increase our campus signage and security, and build a new K3 / 1st grade playground.
Giving Tuesday is a global giving moment. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
In recent years, ISDenver has participated in Colorado Gives Day, which falls annually in early December. As a global giving initiative, #GivingTuesday is a stronger call for our international school. Our families from around the world will have heard of this initiative, and we are inspired by impact of philanthropic contributions on a global scale. Each ripple builds upon all other ripples, and waves build for truly great causes.
Gala is ISDenver’s most popular party and largest single-day fundraiser.
Each spring, our parents, families, friends, faculty, and staff enjoy an evening of bidding on live auction items that focus on adventure and experience, join a contagious paddle raise that brings the entire room together in support of ISDenver, and kick up their heels for an epic after-party!
The International Scholars Society recognizes ISDenver donors who make philanthropic contributions of $2,500 or more to the school in any given year – including monetary support for the capital campaign, Community Giving, and the spring gala. We are pleased to extend an extra special thank you to our most generous donors with twice yearly invites, including the October 2017 reception with Dr. Gigi Luk and April 2018 reception with incoming HOS Bob Carignan (ask us for more details!).
Did you know that there are over 720 companies that will match your gift to ISDenver?
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ISDenver is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Please contact Keegan O'Neil, Advancement Associate, via email or at (303) 340-3647 x 111 with any questions regarding donating your time, talent, or resources that will benefit ISDenver today!