Standing Together: GSIS Anniversary Fund

Dear Members of the GSIS Community

GSIS is one of the top international schools in Hong Kong and Asia. We are very proud of our dual stream system leading to exceptional results in both the German International Abitur and IB. Within this framework, we also seek to encourage our students to develop strength of character and social responsibility.

We are also very proud of our students who come from many different backgrounds and cultures. They enrich each other through their differences and are taught to be resourceful, independent, confident and creative in everyday life.

We are an ambitious, prestigious school and through the introduction of an Annual Fund, we wish to create a ‘community of giving’ to help our School year by year. By supporting this fundraising initiative, we will be able to provide the ‘extras’ that make what GSIS offers so transformational, a learning centre of excellence and able to support all our students through their journey with us.

We do hope that you will decide to make a donation as your gift will provide extra resources both in and beyond the classroom. No matter the size, it will enrich the lives and development of all GSIS students giving them the broadest range of opportunities.

On behalf of the students and staff, we would greatly value any contributions you feel able to make.

Many thanks,

Roland Müksch Ulrich Weghoff Clare Chiu
Chairman of the Boards Principal Managing Director

50TH ANNIVERSARY FUND

Fee income is spent on the operational costs of the school and we are fully committed to keeping our fees within an achievable and competitive range. Our 50th Anniversary Fund gives our community the opportunity to support the school in a way that will have an immediate, beneficial effect. It creates crucial annual revenue enabling us to enhance GSIS’s educational provision and postively impact special initiatives which could not exist without this Anniversary Fund.

For example, a state of the art Fitness and Wellbeing suite,technology improvements or facility upgrades. GSIS has also set a long-term aim of making the school accessible through a stream of top-up bursaries or fully funded places and your support means we can widen access to the school to attract local students to take full advantages of the academic and other opportunities we offer.

SUPPORTING GSIS

GSIS is a not-for-profit organisation in which all School fees are allocated to the running of each campus and for the education of every student. The generosity and support of the GSIS family is a critical factor in the school’s success. There are many things that make a GSIS education unique; our ability to attract staff of the highest calibre, top-quality sports and teaching facilities to name just a few.

The purpose of the Anniversary Fund is to financially support the school in ensuring a strong future for many generations to come. The generosity and support of the GSIS family is a critical factor to the school’s success and we are looking forward to strengthening these ties even further.

The 1969 Society

This Society has been created to recognise parents and friends who are supporting GSIS with a regular monthly gift and is open to all our community. Members will be regularly updated with the latest school news, as well as being invited to an exclusive annual event in recognition of their continued support of the Society.

THE HERITAGE SOCIETY

The Heritage Society has been created to acknowledge and thank our major donors by holding exclusive events, offering priority seating at all GSIS events and personal invitations from the Principal, Managing Director and Chair of the Boards to school events.

What is the 50th Anniversary Fund?

The 50th Anniversary Fund is a request for support to everyone in the GSIS community. Whatever you donate is important and any amount is appreciated as many small gifts will add up to making a big difference to our students.

Why don’t school fees cover this?

GSIS is a not-for-profit charitable organisation under Hong Kong law and all our income is reinvested in providing outstanding education to all of our students.

What level of gift is expected?

You may give whatever you wish. Anyone – alumni, parents, grandparents, friends, Board members, staff past and present – all are invited to support GSIS and our 50th Anniversary Fund.

How do I know that GSIS will use my gift appropriately?

We will report back to you and all donors on how much we raise and how we spend the funds.

How will my gift be spent?

This will be at the Board’s discretion as it is difficult to predict what the financial needs of the school will be in the future.

Do I have to participate?

Participation is completely voluntary. However, we are striving for a high percentage participate rate to ensure that GSIS remains a diverse and vibrant place.

Will the amount that my family gives be made public?

We will acknowledge our donors in our Giving Report in November 2020. Your gift may be anonymous if you would prefer so please indicate this on the online form.

We welcome gifts of all kinds, whether one-off, multi-year bequests, single gifts or monthly donations. All donations can be made online and full information can be found on the ‘Support Us’ tab on our website.

Online giving

This can be done online at www.gsis.edu.hk.

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Regular gifts

These can be made monthly, quarterly or annually for as long a period as you wish. By making a donation in this way, you provide GSIS with a regular income that enables us to plan ahead and use your donation more efficiently.

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Major Giving

A major gift is a donation of HK$500,000 or higher. Gifts can be made by individuals, companies, or foundations and can come in may forms with payments spread out over several years. These donations will be honoured with a plaque on our Donor Wall. You will also be invited to join the Heritage Society.

Legacy Giving

A donation made by an individual through a will or other formal designation. Leaving a legacy gift to GSIS is one of the greatest tokens you can make to the school. It creates a permanent testimony to your affection for GSIS and allows you to give support to the school in a way that you may not have been able to during your lifetime.

Matched gifts

Many companies run matching gift programmes which can double your charitable contributions at no expense to yourself. Your Human Resources Department will be able to help you on this.

Debenture Donation

When the time comes for your child to move on to pastures new, please commit to donating your Debenture to our Anniversary Fund. It’s a great way to show your gratitude to GSIS for fully equipping our students with knowledge and determination to succeed, whilst having big dreams and ambitions. Further details online.

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