Annual Giving breaks all records!

"I feel a very unusual sensation - if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude."

Gratitude, what former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli is describing, is what I want to express to the 329 parents, faculty and staff who contributed to the 2009-2010 Annual Giving campaign.

Here is why we are grateful:
We reached a record 80% participation from our parents, faculty and staff.

You invested over $53,000 (another record) in the mission and vision of the school. The actual funds donated go directly to support teachers and classroom materials for the children.

Thank you to ALL OUR FACULTY for supporting the Annual Giving campaign.

274 parents (77%) in our community invested in the mission and vision of the school. Your participation at any level matters! Thank you.

Thank you to the 91% of our staff (98% of faculty & staff overall!) who contributed to the campaign.

Special thanks to Helen, Pilar, Shirleen, Jennifer, Sandy, Qiong, Ann, Gloria, Emily, Jenny and Aiyun's classes for coming together as a class to reach 100% participation for your class.

Here are the final class participation rates (as of June 11):

Pilar: 100%
Shirleen: 100%
Jennifer: 100%
Helen: 100%
Sandy: 100%
Qiong: 100%
Ann: 100%
Gloria: 100%
Emily: 100%
Jenny: 100%
Aiyun: 100%
Ferran: 94%
Yi Guan: 93%
Hong: 89%
Vicky: 86%
Maria/ Rocio: 86%
Hu Nan: 84%
Lizette: 85%
Mary: 83%
Akiko: 83%
Jossie: 81%
Abby: 81%
Taka: 80%
Constanza: 80%
Masami: 78%
Sophia: 77%
Chisa: 75%
Adriana: 71%
Hideko: 69%

Thank you, xie xie, gracias and arigato!

Humbly and with gratitude,
Kelsey Cleveland, Development Director,, 503-226-2496 x107

P.S. If you donated but have not received a thank you letter, there is a chance that your gift did not make it all the way – please contact me.

P.P.S. It is not too late to participate! Please make a contribution by June 30. To donate securely on-line -

Donate Now Through Network for Good

Simply click on this “Donate Now” logo to donate securely through Network for Good. You will have the opportunity to designate your gift – just type in “Annual Giving”. We will send you a tax receipt. Thank you!

OR Bring a check to any of the reception desks
OR Mail it to the attention of Development Office, TIS, 025 SW Sherman St, Portland OR 97201.