Dear CoIS Community,

The cornerstone of CoIS fundraising is to provide the resources necessary to:

  • Recruit and retain teachers of the highest caliber
  • Enhance the academic program at CoIS
  • Bridge the gap between tuition income and the actual expense of a CoIS education. 

Bridge the gap.
By giving to the Annual Fund you show that you support the school, its values and the high quality of education the students receive. Unlike public schools, which receive tax revenue, independent schools like CoIS rely on your support to meet the school’s annual operating expenses and to make improvements to our program and facilities.

Vital to the day-to-day operations of the school, annual fund dollars also help CoIS attract and retain excellent teachers, enhance programs and technology and improve facilities. Every year CoIS receives generous donations from parents, grandparents and friends. Donations from the immediate CoIS community are important beyond the actual dollar contributed because strong participation in the Annual Fund often positively influences the willingness of foundations and corporations to contribute.

We are honored that so many parents, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, faculty, staff, friends and neighbors support CoIS each year. We hope we can count on your support throughout the year.