Contributions to the CFIS Annual Fund provide much needed support to our students and school through three key pillars — the Head's Initiative Fund , Mission Impact Fund, and Bridging Bursaries program — and the Round Square Travel Studies Bursary.
Head's Initiatives Fund
The Head's Initiatives Fund will direct philanthropic contributions to support and advance the school's student learning and well being as well as faculty and staff professional growth and well being.
Mission Impact Fund
The Mission Impact Fund directly impacts students and ensures students will continue to have access to leading-edge technology, equipment, and spaces. Mission Impact will also include funding for international opportunities that are over and above the existing curriculum. Donor's contributions will impact the following:
- Fine & Performing Arts
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)
- International Opportunities
- Environmental Initiatives Strategy
The CFIS Bridging Bursaries program provides bursaries to current, CFIS families with students entering grades 1 through 12 who are facing temporary financial difficulties (for example, job loss, or loss of income due to illness). Since the inception of the program in 2016, almost $400,000 in bursaries has been provided to our students.
Round Square Travel Studies Bursary
We are happy to announce the Round Square Travel Studies Bursary. Round Square schools located allow the opportunity to connect with partner schools and build upon our shared values and goals. These experiences open up the world to our students and teachers, allowing them to forge friendships and connections, virtually or through exchanges. Round Square gives us a wider range of avenues to offer inspiring international education to our students. Beginning in 2022, this bursary will assist students on an annual basis to participate in Round Square activities regardless of financial obstacles families may face.
As a full Global Member of Round Square, CFIS secondary students experience a global landscape, receiving a robust academic education while being able to experience elements of the vast world around them, in experiential ways that spark their imagination and passions.
Round Square offers countless opportunities to open student minds to life beyond their school. Students can host an international student, go on a reciprocal exchange, or attend a conference. Our students have already made numerous strong connections with students in countries as far-flung as Australia, Scotland, Argentina, Singapore, Colombia, South Africa, India and Peru. As Round Square Global Member, CFIS can make further connections with schools from around the globe, through a combination of student exchanges, attendance at conferences, and teacher networking and collaboration.
2020-21 was the first year we formally asked the community of the Calgary French & International School to participate in supporting the Annual Fund. Our wonderful CFIS community raised $109,014 of the original $100,000 goal!
This year we are raising the bar and looking to continue the success of the Annual Fund with a goal of $200,000. We would like to thank you in advance for considering Calgary French & International School as a deserving recipient of your annual charitable giving.
Donate to the CFIS Annual Fund below!
For recurring monthly donations, charitable tax receipts will be issued at year end.
Should you have any questions regarding your donation to a different area, or to discuss becoming a major donor, please contact:
M. Ryan Caswell
Associate Director, Advancement
T: 403.240.1500 ext 114