CIS Giving & Annual Fund

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Please consider the multi-year pledge option!
Does your employer match gifts? (See list below, or call us to check.)

Thank you to this year's "Early Donors". We enjoyed seeing you at the thank-you event hosted by Sean & Molly Lynch.

Annual Fund Impact

Since 2009, the CIS Annual Fund has been the cornerstone of all CIS giving.

All CIS families are asked to support the Annual Fund every year.

Every student benefits in myriad ways.

4 Key Areas

Initiatives Taking Place in 2018-19

Sec (all years): Scientist-in-Residence Pauline Charman (March/April 2019)
Pri (all years): Musician-in-Residence (17-30 Mar 2019)
Y11, 12, 13: Playwright-in-Residence Alice Tuan (March 2019)
Y7, 8, 9: Taiyuan Puppet Theatre (Jan 2019)
Rec, Y2, 3, 4, 5: Taiyuan Puppet Theatre (Jan 2019)
Y11: Novelist Lailine Paull (Nov 12)
Rec, Y1, Y2: Author-in-Residence Matthew Cooper (Nov 6-7)
Y3, Y6, Sec: Paper Cut Artist-in-Residence Beatrice Coron (Nov 6-16)
Pri & Sec: Digital Artist-in-Residence Cathy Hunt (Sept)

Teacher Training:
  • Kerry Grady: Responsive Classroom (Oct)
  • Professor Chang Ji-Mei: Pri, Sec & HZ Chinese (Oct-Nov)
  • Cathy Hunt: Digital Artist (Sept)

Examples by Year Level

Whole-School/Many Year Levels

  • All Primary (plus Y7-10): Technology in Primary
  • Y11, 12, 13: Initial 3-Year Roll-Out of 1:1 Laptops

Primary School Examples

Please note that many initiatives have benefitted multiple year groups. * indicates an initiative prior to 2017-18.

Initiatives by Key Area

1. Learning & Teaching Excellence

Summer Faculty Fellowships
  • Teachers participated in 27 Fellowships in Summer 2018
On Campus Teacher Training
Teaching Fellows

2. Student Life

  • 2017 Sports Field Renovation
Visiting Authors:

3. Design for Innovative Learning

  • Technology in Primary
  • Initial 3-year launch of Secondary laptops (2010-2013)
  • Ongoing ICT Enhancements
  • Ergonomic Classroom Furniture & Fittings

4. Financial Aid

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 Dede Huang in the Development Office, Tel 2512-5943,

Also learn more about the Alumni Class Gift initiative.

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
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.

Annual Fund Videos

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