Fri, Mar 04|
Annual Pledge Drive
NMISF raises much of its money through its Annual Pledge Drive. This is a major fundraiser where donations are solicited from you, our parent community, and businesses. Volunteers Needed! Click to Learn More!
Time & Location
Mar 04, 2022, 12:00 AM – Mar 11, 2022, 12:59 AM
About the Event
Visit www.nmisf.org/playground to make a donation and learn more!
NMISF raises much of its money through its Annual Pledge Drive. This is a major fundraiser where donations are solicited from you, our parent community, and businesses. You have chosen NMIS as the “school of choice” for your student, and as such we turn to you to help us make NMIS even more amazing. This is done by your financial support. Only donations received during the Annual Pledge Drive are counted as pledges towards our prizes and fundraising goals.
Volunteers Needed! Background check not required for some needs. We are seeking help coordinating the logistics of the event, tracking donations, flyers, etc. Hours will count towards your Spring Volunteer Hours requirement. If interested, email email@example.com.
March 4, 2022
Greetings NMIS Community Members,
On behalf of the NM International School Foundation (“NMISF”), a volunteer nonprofit organization that supports NMIS, I'm super excited to tell you that NMISF is launching its Annual Pledge Drive from 4 March to 11 March. The money that NMISF raises each year is critical to the programs and projects at the New Mexico International School. This year, NMISF made its largest contribution to date, a commitment of $107,000 to the main playground structure! Additionally, this school year alone, NMISF has:
- Helped redecorate the teacher lounge, provided teacher appreciation gifts and activities, and provided over $1,200 for the Sunshine Committee, which celebrates and recognizes important milestones for teachers and staff;
- Helped the Student Council raise $1,500;
- Purchased playground toys;
- Painted the playground with games, hopscotch, a soccer field, etc.;
- Created community building events like Trunk-or-Treat and Wall of Love;
- Funded student activities such as the science fair, world poetry day, talent show, etc., including prizes;
- Paid staff stipends for special activities;
- Provided financial support for the After School Athletics Program;
- Donated new uniforms for low-income families;
- Funded lunches for low-income students;
- Donated art supplies when stock began to run low;
- And our largest contribution to date, a commitment of $107,000 to the playground structure - these funds have taken years to secure!
In the past, NMISF has donated money to fund programs like our music program and enrichment classes (aikido, yoga, coding, etc.). NMISF also made it possible for the school to expand into a middle school program to allow older students to be part of the NMIS community and access International Baccalaureate education.
With so many big donations by NMISF to the school, it's time to look towards replenishing their treasury so they can plan to fund other future programs, events and projects at the school. Your donations to NMISF are critical to this end.
NMISF raises much of its money through its Annual Pledge Drive. This is a major fundraiser where donations are solicited from you, our parent community. You have chosen NMIS as the “school of choice” for your student, and as such NMISF turns to you to help us make the school even more amazing. We want a playground and we want enriching activities next year – and now is the time to make those things a reality. This is done by your financial support.
In the midst of all of the ups and downs that the pandemic has wrought, our students have thrived - physically, academically and socially. We hear them speaking and reading in Spanish, Arabic, and Mandarin (languages that, before NMIS, many could not even understand). They have developed their native English skills as well. They solve complex math and science problems.
If that’s not amazing enough, their fine arts skills flourish beyond expectations – using violin, clay, marker, and paintbrush! They also hone their inquiry skills, a hallmark of a quality International Baccalaureate education. And through our learner profile, our students develop their social and emotional skills to make them future international leaders.
Something that is very appealing about this fundraiser is its simplicity. There is no cookie dough to sell. No wrapping paper. No picking up and distributing of goods. No trinket prizes for your child(ren), except for some great school-wide awards that will happen when various fundraising levels are reached. No drama. It’s just as easy as writing a check, and . . . done.
The goal for the Annual Pledge Drive is $60,000. While this seems like a lot, when looked at over our student body, that’s only $150 per enrolled child. This is less than a “dollar a day” for your child(ren)’s school year. When you reflect on everything your child(ren) receives for this, hopefully that seems like even more of a bargain. Of course, some in our community can afford to donate more than the suggested amount, and some can afford less. Many families have raised their share by reaching out to grandparents and other loved ones who are invested in the high-quality education our children can only receive at NMIS. Others have sought contributions from family businesses and employers who care about a well-educated community. Please contribute what you can. What’s truly important is that everyone contributes something to this effort.
Again, the Annual Pledge Drive is from 4 March to 11 March. To contribute:
- Visit www.nmisf.org/annual-pledge-drive or
- Write a check, payable to the NM International School Foundation
- Deliver check to NMISF’s drop box in the front office of the school or
- Mail it to NMISF at 7215 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
Please DO NOT send money or a check to School with your child; teachers are not accepting donations.
Thank you again, to our entire community. Thank you for choosing NMIS, and for supporting bi-lingual education, technology, the arts, a globally minded curriculum, physical education, play-based learning and much more. If you have questions, concerns, or ideas, please email NMISF at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Todd M. Knouse, Head of School
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