In 2017–18, Foundation Funding Paid For:

 

Professional development to support Responsive Classroom approach

 

New teachers for elementary school Chinese immersion program

 

Support for Classroom Without Walls program in the middle school

 

Support for college counselors in staying up to date with best practices

 

National certification for school psychologists

 

Resources for high school Catalyst project

 

Renovations to the early learning center playground

2018–19 Giving Options

The 2018–19 giving options have been selected in support of key priorities of the school in the coming years. Donors may choose to designate their gift to one of these areas:

Unrestricted Support

Schoolwide

Unrestricted gifts provide Singapore American School with the ability to respond to needs as they arise. This kind of support also gives us the financial stability necessary to our self-reliance and sustainability, improving our ability to withstand economic and environmental fluctuations in the future.

Athletics

Schoolwide

At Singapore American School, we value athletics for the lessons they teach about leadership, teamwork, victory and defeat, and the sheer joy of competition. With a wide variety of sports and playing levels, there’s a home for every athlete on our campus. With support from the SAS Foundation, we will be able to upgrade our training facilities, sponsor tournament participation, and provide certification courses for our coaches.

Professional Development

Schoolwide

At Singapore American School, our human capital is our single greatest resource, and we are committed to developing our faculty and staff through support for their professional learning. While certain forms of learning are local and low-cost, others require additional resources. With the support of the donor community, we will be able to expand the educational opportunities (master’s and doctorate degree programs, conferences, workshops, courses, and coaching) available for our faculty and staff to equip them to serve students most effectively.

Robotics

Schoolwide

At the nexus of engineering and science, robotics offers students the opportunity to learn programming, mechanical construction, and how to work with complex technology in fun, creative, and innovative ways. Your gift will help fund robotics program improvements at SAS in all three divisions: updating and replacing materials and supporting students, competitors, and their robotics coaches.

Support Services

Schoolwide

The quintessential American educational environment provides targeted support so that all students can learn at high levels. This level of support comes at a cost, and the contributions of the donor community will allow us to provide the resources necessary to continue to serve students with a wide variety of abilities at Singapore American School.

Music (Grand Piano)

Middle and High School

The SAS community shares a deep affection for, and long tradition of, amazing musical productions. An essential instrument in classical, jazz, blues, and popular music, the grand piano will be used by middle and high school students for musical concerts and entertaining audiences at school events. Lending a larger, richer sound to solo recitals and ensemble and orchestral performances, the grand piano will also be used to accompany musical theatre and dance shows. Help support our young musicians and share in their joy of music.

All Gifts, Regardless of Size, Make a Measurable Impact

S$20

can provide the taxi fare for an SAS visitor-in-residence 

S$50

can provide three Eagle Council shirts for high school students, three intramural league shirts for middle school students, or three Marathon Club shirts for elementary students 

S$75

can provide registration fees to send one student to a local Model United Nations conference

S$100

can pay for a second grade classroom's field trip to FairPrice to purchase food donations for Food from the Heart and support our student's math learning 

S$500

can provide funding for an intern to support middle school TRi Time students 

S$1,000

can provide a guest dance choreographer in middle school or a guest musician in elementary school classes 

S$1,500

can provide registration fees to send a teacher to a project-based learning conference 

Ways to Give

Donors can make a gift to either the Singapore foundation or the US foundation. The SAS Foundation (USA) is a 501(c)(3) organization in the United States and donors to the US foundation receive a tax deduction from their US income taxes. If you are making a gift to our US foundation, please make payment using US checks or credit card.

GIft Acknowledgement Levels

All gifts will be gratefully acknowledged in the school's annual report. Donors making gifts of S$1,000 or more will be recognized as members of the Eagle Society at the following giving levels:

Member S$1,000 – S$2,499
Friend S$2,500 – $4,999
Fellow S$5,000 – S$9,999
Patron S$10,000 – $$24,999
Benefactor S$25,000 – S$49,999
1956 Circle S$50,000 and above

Recognition levels are based on the cumulative total of an individual's cash gifts to the SAS Foundations made in a fiscal year, July 1 to June 30.

Your gift to SAS is an investment in world-class education

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does SAS need to raise money?


  • Tuition alone cannot provide for many of the extras that complete the SAS experience.
  • Foundation funding provides a wide exposure to arts and culture to students across all divisions, an unparalleled level of professional development to its teachers, the breadth and depth of support services on our campus, and many of our service learning programs.
  • Philanthropy provides necessary financial stability that strengthens our self-reliance and ability to withstand future economic fluctuations.

I am not wealthy, and can only give S$25 or S$50. How would that make a difference?


  • There are more than 2,600 families at SAS. If 1,000 families gave S$50, that would mean an additional S$50,000 for the school.
  • If you work for a company that matches gifts, your S$50 becomes S$100—and this S$50,000 becomes S$100,000.
  • The multiplier effect is incredible. Every gift truly does make a difference.

I am philanthropic, but more inclined to support other causes than our school. Why should I give to SAS?


  • Philanthropy is an intensely personal decision; no one can tell you what should be important to you.
  • As you consider your philanthropic priorities and create a portfolio of giving for your family, please consider giving back to SAS because it impacts your own community of children, who as leaders of tomorrow will be on the frontlines addressing societal needs of the future.

My company does not pay our tuition, we do. Why should I consider giving SAS even more money?


  • Making a gift is the simplest way to raise your hand and say, "SAS is important to our family."
  • Participation in annual giving is important because it reflects our spirit of shared expereinces and mutual encouragement. Every gift is important because it means that more of us are sharing the financial responsibility to support our school.
  • Participation can also have an impact on gifts from outside sources, as foundations consider parent participation rates when considering gifts to a school.

What is the Eagle Society? How is a gift to the SAS Foundation the same or different than joining the Eagle Society?


  • The Eagle Society is a recognition level for donors who make qualifying gifts to the SAS Foundation. Membership begins with an annual gift of S$1,000 or more.
  • The purpose of the Eagle Society is to strengthen the relationship between SAS and its donors and to reaffirm the value of your annual support for the school. Eagle Society donors receive updates about special initiatives at the school, and donors receive exclusive invitations to events throughout the year.

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