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.  

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 priority for gifts to the school. If you are interested in making a gift or have questions, please feel free to reach out to giving@aischool.org

Financial Aid Tax Credit Program

As an intentionally inclusive community, AIS must have a robust need-based financial aid program. AIS leverages a partnership with Georgia GOAL, a student scholarship organization, to raise financial aid dollars through the Georgia qualified educational expense tax credit program. Everyone required to pay taxes in Georgia, including individuals, families, and corporations/partnerships, may apply through Georgia GOAL to donate funds to a designated AIS financial aid fund; then, each donor receives a 1:1 tax credit for their following year's Georgia taxes. Since 2009, AIS has awarded over $2,500,000 in need-based financial aid through GOAL for students and families who would not otherwise be able to enroll at AIS.  

Apply today by visiting goalscholarship.org. Applications for 2020 tax credits are still available. For more information and application support, contact giving@aischool.org

The Spring Benefit

Each year, AIS hosts its largest annual fundraising event where typically, 500+ guests are transported to a unique global destination for an evening of special performances, silent and live auctions, dinner, and dancing. This year, guests will Voyage to Greece on Saturday, May 22, 2021. Due to COVID-19, we will be hosting a unique and exciting virtual event. All proceeds support the student experience at AIS, including unique professional development to enhance IB curriculum delivery; technology enhancements that increase learning and collaboration; and need-based financial aid for students who would not be able to enroll otherwise.

Advancement Team

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Aristia Kinis

    Aristia Kinis 

    Head of Advancement
  • Photo of Pierrette Maillet

    Pierrette Maillet 

    Director of Alumni Relations
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  • Photo of Venetia Mott

    Venetia Mott 

    Database and Research Manager
  • Photo of MaryElena Gagon

    MaryElena Gagon 

    Development Assistant

Atlanta International School

A private, non-profit, international, IB World School for grades 3K-12, featuring full and dual-immersion language programs.

2890 North Fulton Drive

Atlanta, Georgia 30305, USA
404.841.3840