Annual Giving - The International School

Global Citizen Fund: Annual giving at TIS

The 2016-17 Global Citizen Fund began September 26

Join us to reach our $40,000 goal for the students and teachers of TIS!

A note from Bodo: 

In a few short weeks of school I have experienced the amazing beauty in being a part of our community here at The International School.  I can’t thank our supporters enough for helping to create this amazing place. It has become clear to me that so much of this beauty at TIS is because of the support from our families and friends.

Your support comes in many forms, including our annual Global Citizen Fund.  As a firm believer in and advocate for TIS, my family has already donated to the Global Citizen Fund, and I would be honored if you did so, too. 

When you walk through our classrooms, the engagement of the students and the dedication of the teachers is awe-inspiring. From the multiple languages spoken across the school to the smiles across the students’ faces, the TIS community is a place you’ve created that truly inspires children to become global citizens.

I am honored to have become a part of such a warm, loving, and supportive community. Thank you again for joining me to support and grow this wonderful place – a place of achievement and of possibility, thanks to community members like you.   


Bodo Heiliger, K-5 Principal

Make a gift that counts for every child, in every classroom, every day. The Global Citizen Fund is the annual fund at The International School.  It is an ongoing fundraising effort that helps our school operate at its best.  The Global Citizen Fund provides crucial resources to supplement our operating budget, and directly benefits our students and teachers.  While funds can be restricted to a particular area of support, they are often diverted to the area of greatest need. 

Each year we aim for 100% participation from our community of families, staff and Board of Trustees. Making a gift to the Global Citizen Fund is a tangible way to show the commitment of our parents, staff, trustees, alumni and friends. It can also inspire additional gifts. One way that corporations and grant-making foundations evaluate an organization's internal support is through the Annual Giving participation rate - no gift is too small!  Whether your annual gift is $10 or $10,000, your philanthropic support helps TIS students and teachers thrive and shows you stand with us in our mission of inspiring world citizens.

Donations are tax-deductible and can be made securely online by clicking on the Donate Now button, or via check made out to TIS and mailed to: The International School, Attn: Lisa Olivares, 025 SW Sherman St., Portland OR 97201

Have questions about Annual Giving? Click here to see a list of Frequently Asked Questions or contact TIS Alumni & Community Engagement Manager Lisa Olivares at 503.226.2496 ext 116 or

2013-14 Donor List