IC is one of the world’s largest international schools, with an academic success to be proud of, highlighted by college admissions right around the world at some of the very top universities each year. Indeed, these include Stanford University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, UC Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, Imperial College London, Kings College London, McGill University, and Sciences Po to name just a few internationally, as well as the American University of Beirut, Lebanese American University and Saint Joseph University in Lebanon. IC is of course proud of its achievements and at the same time proud of its diverse community and all that it offers to each and every individual student. Graduates of the school invariably become leaders in their chosen field of work, be that in Lebanon, the Middle-East region or much further afield. IC’s close-knit community, incorporating alumni and friends of the school, ensures all are kept aware and up-to-date of the latest developments and achievements at IC. Indeed, many IC alumni and other supporters have chosen to give back to the school in various ways, and IC’s Annual Fund is another example of a way to donate.
The Annual Fund is a key component of the school and supports the annual operations. Generous donor gifts to the fund support three critical areas detailed below. Gifts may be made as unrestricted, and they can be directed to a specific area of the donors choosing.
1. Financial Aid aimed at opening doors for the most qualified students – regardless of their families’ ability to pay for their education – and to ensure the beloved diversity in our student body remains in tact
2. Excellence in teaching and academic offerings through rigorous programs, professional development to attract and retain the best teachers (over 440 Professional Development days last year), up-to-date technology (IC’s renowned STEAM facilities) and enhanced library resources (over 115,000 book titles), as well as the latest teaching tools and classroom equipment
3. The highest quality overall student experience through an ongoing array of extra-curricular programs in athletics, the arts, social entrepreneurship, sustainability and community service to name just a few
Your gift to the IC Annual Fund makes a difference and each gift, no matter how large or small, is of course greatly appreciated, not only by the school but by every student that it touches.