Today, I want to express my gratitude for our community’s giving to SAS. One of the marks of a strong community is the willingness of community members to give back to that community — whether in time, energy, or financial donations. Each gift is a building block and a vibrant, tangible sign of the strength of our school.
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, SAS received more than S$3 million in donations for this year. More than 650 families participated in making an annual gift. Thank you!!
Students across the school are already experiencing the benefits of this funding in athletics, Chinese immersion, robotics, and in many other programs. You can read about the impact of giving at SAS here. We deeply appreciate the contributions made by all our supporters - including parents, faculty, staff, students, alumni, corporations, and other organizations.
Philanthropic support has been vital to our school since its founding, and it remains an important part of our efforts to ensure and enhance the excellence of the SAS experience. As an independent, non-profit school, fees and fundraising are SAS's only sources of funding. Giving helps us to provide richer and more diverse programming, to attract the best teachers, and to advance SAS among the top schools in the world.
I hope as a fellow parent that you will consider joining me in making a gift to SAS, either as a returning donor or as a new donor. The funds raised will directly support our children’s experience at SAS next school year. This year, we have determined several funding initiatives as priorities—athletics, Interim scholarships, professional development, social-emotional learning, and support services. You may also choose to make an unrestricted gift, which allows us the flexibility to respond to educational opportunities as they arise, so that our students can develop the best tools for their success and happiness.
Please visit our website at sas.edu.sg/makeagift for more information about giving and to make your gift. Please note that US taxpayers are eligible to receive a tax deduction for gifts made to the SAS Foundation in the US.
As always, I deeply appreciate your support and dedication to SAS.