Giving at Atlanta International School
Atlanta International School (AIS) is an intentionally inclusive community, and as such, AIS is committed to managing tuition and providing need-based financial aid to make the school accessible to more students and families. AIS is also a nonprofit school and is recognized by the United States as a 501(c)(3) organization. Much like other nonprofit universities, colleges, and schools in the United States, AIS’s financial model sets tuition deliberately below the cost of educating a student. To fill the gap between the actual cost of educating students and income from tuition alone, just like other nonprofit universities, colleges, and schools, AIS must raise annual operating funds.
At AIS, the main sources of income beyond tuition include The Eagles Fund, our annual giving program; Georgia GOAL, a state tax-credit program for need-based financial aid funds; and the Spring Benefit, our annual globally-themed gala and auction event. From time to time, as capital and infrastructure, needs arise, AIS will implement special capital fundraising campaigns.
Ultimately, all gifts to AIS allow the school the financial flexibility to be an intentionally inclusive community and operate with a balanced budget.