ExÜBERance in Learning Fund

ExÜBERance in Learning Fund

Thank you to our current and alumni families, board, staff and friends for a successful campaign. We reached our $78,000 goal! Of course we continue to welcome gifts to the ExÜBERance in Learning Fund. If you made a gift and your company matches donations, please submit your match request today. Does your company (such as Nike and Intel) match your volunteer hours with donations? Those donations go to our ExÜBERance in Learning Fund too! Please contact our Development Director, Kathryn Foubister, if you need assistance or have any questions.


The ExÜBERance in Learning Fund is the German International School’s most important fundraising effort of the year. Each fall, we ask every family to give to GIS in support of the academic programs and extra-curricular enhancements that create our unique, bi-lingual independent school experience. Your gifts keep our class size small and support every child, every day.

While one might expect that tuition would cover all of the operating expenses, it does not. As in many other independent schools around the country, GIS deliberately sets tuition below full cost in order to keep our school more affordable to a wider range of students. This also provides our community members with opportunities to support the school with tax-deductible, philanthropic commitments.

The ExÜBERance in Learning Fund is like a checking account for our annual operating budget that helps our school keep class sizes small and accomplish goals by providing essential items like:

  • Music productions
  • Technology and supplies
  • Sport equipment
  • Financial assistance program
  • Field trips
  • Guest speakers
  • Faculty benefits and professional development
  • Art supplies and experiences
  • Family social events

The ExÜBERance in Learning Fund goal this year is $78,000

We hope that parents will make GIS a philanthropic priority while their children are students here. Gifts to our ExÜBERance in Learning Fund range from $5 to $10,000. No gift is too small and every gift counts! We are grateful for your support.

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1995 Club

This school year we are launching our 1995 Club. The name commemorates the year of our founding and honors donors who give $1,995 or more to the 2018-2019 ExÜBERance in Learning Fund. Donors at this level receive an invitation to our inaugural 1995 Club event, a dinner at the Nightwood Society on Saturday, November 3rd. At dinner, we'll also be honoring our ExÜBERant Volunteers - those who volunteered 125 hours or more during the 2017-2018 school year. For more information or questions regarding payment plan options, please contact our Development Director, Kathryn Foubister.