CIS Giving & Annual Fund

Come Together As One Community 

Your support matters!

The Annual Fund was originally launched in 2009-10 to accelerate the school’s Strategic Vision. It is a fundraising effort supported by CIS parents that takes place every school year. Gifts to the Annual Fund bridges the gap between what tuition covers and the investment required to keep the school, and its teachers, at the forefront of education. The Annual Fund is not spent on the running of the school but enables the school to deliver upon many “dreams” of enriching the curriculum and accelerating student’s learning experience. 

The past year has been a challenging one, but the Annual Fund helped CIS be nimble in its response. The Annual Fund made possible the school's Zoom accounts and critical hygiene efforts, as well as staff professional development and the Well-Being flagship, which are keeping us resilient during these challenging times.

See this year's results to date. 

Community Members can log into MyCIS to view all Reports of Giving.

Annual Fund IMPACT

Over time, every student and year group is touched by dozens of initiatives that make up the vibrancy of CIS campus life. Click the image below to see the AF IMPACT in each year level.

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3 Key Areas

The Annual Fund sponsored initiatives have been grouped into three simple categories that distill the Annual Fund impact to its essence: Great Students, Great Staff, Great School, with greatness understood not as something fully achieved, but as something continuously sought and built together.

Great Staff | 優秀職員

In a competitive hiring market, the Annual Fund has helped CIS develop new strategies to recruit, refresh and retain the very best teachers.

Great Students | 優秀學生

When students are healthy and well, great learning takes off. That’s why the Annual Fund made well-being its flagship initiative in 2012-13 and again in 2018-19 and 2019-20. 

Great School | 優秀學校

Every year, a certain amount of Annual Fund support is directed to physical plant improvements or initiatives that will change the school culture broadly.

Hear Our Voices!

These community members are featured in the 2019-20 Report of Giving:

2020-21 Co-Chairs

AF Info Centre

1. The CIS Culture of Giving 
2. Flagship 2019 & 2020:
3. Annual Fund FAQs


Please note that donations are not accepted from prospective or applicant families.

Other Giving Opportunities

CIS families who would like to provide support beyond their Annual Fund donation, in order to give the school the greatest possible financial muscle to realise its long-range plans and ambitions for the benefit of students, are asked to contact Lolly Law in the Development Office, Tel 2512-5882,

Matching Gift Companies

Let us know if your employer is missing from this list!

  • AllianceBernstein
  • Bank of America
  • Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
  • BlackRock
  • The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation
  • The Carlyle Group
  • Fidelity
  • Goldman Sachs
  • LGT Bank
  • Och-Ziff Capital Management
  • Sanford C. Bernstein HK Ltd.
  • TPG Growth Capital (Asia) Ltd.
  • T. Rowe Price
  • Wells Fargo

More Information

Development Office

Lolly Law
Assistant Director of Development & Annual Fund Manager
Room 432
Tel 2512-5882

We strive for transparency, accountability and dialogue. Please be in touch with Development staff or the Advocate Team if you have questions.