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 balance budget.
The Eagles Fund
The Eagles Fund provides the vital difference between what is ordinary and what is extraordinary about the AIS experience.
It takes the collective annual participation in the Eagles Fund from parents, alumni, faculty and staff, trustees and friends to create learning opportunities that will allow our faculty and students to be a force for positive change in the world.
Participation in the Eagles Fund is always our first priority for gifts to the school. If you are interested in making a gift or have questions, please feel free to reach out to Charlotte Smith, Director of Annual Giving and Stewardship, by phone at 404-841-3887 or email at email@example.com