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We can’t predict what the world will look like 25 years from now, but with your annual investment, we can ensure that our students and our school remain ever ready for the world stage.

For 25 years ISI has embraced the concepts of inquiry-based learning, with an emphasis on language fluency and cultural intelligence, to prepare students for a rapidly globalizing and interdependent world.

Tuition covers many of the fees associated with providing an ISI education; however philanthropic support provides the additional resources necessary to enhance our facilities and recruit the best teachers from around the world — and consequently offer our students
a world-class education that no other school in Indiana can provide.

Your annual gift to ISI is an investment in our students, our facilities, our faculty, and our potential. When Gryphons Give, we make it possible for students and our entire institution to be ready for the world stage.


Thank you for giving!

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GryFUND Frequently Asked Questions

What is the GryFUND?

The Annual Fund is a yearly appeal that generates needed in­come through charitable gifts. Our Annual Fund campaign runs on a fiscal-year cycle from July 1 through June 30, annually. It allows the International School community — parents, alumni, faculty, staff, trustees, grandparents, and friends of all financial circumstances — to invest in our students, our facilities, our faculty and our potential.

What does the GryFUND Support?

Gifts to the GryFUND are used to support a variety of areas of campus need. Currently, the International School allocates all GryFUND contributions to the following areas:

  • General Operations
  • Facilities
  • Scholarships
  • Arts, Drama and Athletics
  • Faculty Recruitment and Development
  • Educational Programs

Each year the Board of Directors, in consultation with the School’s administration, determine where GryFUND gifts will have the greatest impact.

When will I be asked to participate in the GryFUND?

Each year, ISI Families, Alumni, Alumni Parents, and “Friends” are asked to give to the GryFUND. The campaign launches in the fall with general appeals made to the full community. Those appeals are followed by email soliciations, direct mail and personal solicitiations from staff and volunteers. Solicitations continue throughout the school year as necessary. Your gift or pledge made early in the Annual Fund campaign is very much appreciated.

Why is participation important?

Strong participation from ISI board members, parents, faculty, staff and alumni is crucial as we seek funding from outside sources because it demonstrates that those who know our school best believe it is should be a philanthropic priority. Your gift, no matter the size, helps us reach our goal of demonstrating that we are a community in which everyone participates in philanthropic giving.

How much am I expected to give?

Deciding how much to give is a personal choice. We urge every member of the International School of Indiana community (board members, volunteers, parents, alumni, past parents, grandparents, faculty, and staff) to make a gift of personal significance to the school annually. While gifts may differ in size, each gift has the same impact on participation.

Why does the International School ask for contributions instead of increasing the tuition?

Tuition covers many of the fees associated with providing an ISI education; however philanthropic support provides the additional resources necessary to enhance our facilities and recruit the best teachers from around the world – and consequently offer our students a world-class education that no other school in Indiana can provide. Supplementing tuition through charitable gifts helps keep tuition competitive and provides many important programs that are essential to our mission. It also provides donors with a way to receive an income tax deduction, to the extent allowed by law.

How can I contribute?

Gifts can be made by cash, check, credit card, matching gift programs, SGO, stocks and securities. You can make a one-time gift or give monthly by using Visa, MasterCard, or American Express credit cards. The ISI website can process secure transactions for these donations. (Please be aware that by using a credit card to make your donation, the School incurs a fee of 2.75% – 3.00%.) Please contact the Advancement Office at 317.923.1951 ext. 326 for other giving opportunities. All GryFUND gifts to the International School are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Can I get a matching gift from my employer?

Many companies and foundations match the value of charitable gifts made by employees and their spouses, board members, and retirees. When considering a gift to ISI, consult with your employer, and, if applicable, forward the completed matching gift form to the Advancement Office.

Who else is asked to contribute to the International School?

We ask everyone affiliated with the International School of Indiana (current and alumni ISI families, community and corporate partners, and friends of the school) to consider supporting the school’s mission with a gift annually.