Philanthropy in Action

From the moment of our founding in 1981 and throughout the decades since, philanthropic support has helped elevate the school from good to great. We continue the tradition by mindfully stewarding parent resources in two primary appeals through the year: Annual Fund in the fall and then our spectacular ShowCAIS auction gala in the spring.

If you have questions about giving or are interested in joining our active group of parent volunteer fundraisers, please contact Director of Institutional Advancement Berkley Summerlin at 415-861-0366.

Prepare to take your place in a life-changing, world-changing community!

Giving Circles

Gifts to CAIS give us great reason to celebrate! In a similar manner, just as traditional festivals focus attention throughout the year on important moments, so too do CAIS giving levels shine a spotlight on the outstanding commitment our community shows to the mission, people, and programs of CAIS through members’ generous support.

春节 Chunjie Circle / Spring Festival Circle$50,000 and above
中秋 Zhongqiu Circle / Mid-Autumn Festival Circle$25,000 – $49,999
端午 Duanwu Circle / Dragon Boat Festival Circle$10,000 – $24,999
教师 Confucius Circle / Teachers’ Festival Circle$5,000 – $9,999

Meet the Team

Advancement Team

Berkley Summerlin
Director of Advancement
Contact regarding the capital campaign, major gifts, and planned gifts.
Director of Institutional Advancement Berkley Summerlin
LiJin Yan
Parent Engagement and Events Manager
Contact regarding events, campaign payments, in-kind donations, and Alumni activities and support.  
LiJin Yan
Myra Wooding
Assistant Director of Advancement
Contact regarding the Annual Fund and ShowCAIS sponsorships and volunteering.
Myra Wooding
Tim Reitz
Director of Communications
Contact regarding CAIS website, publications, and social media
Tim Reitz, Director of Communication

Board of Trustees Advancement Committee

  • Domingo Guerra, Committee Chair, Parent of K and 3rd grader, EVP of Trust at Incode
  • Alda Leu Dennis, Parent of 4th grader and two 7th graders, Managing Partner, Hawktail VC
  • Daniel Chang, Parent of 4th grader, President of Fang Da Properties
  • Darren Schulte, Parent of 6th and 8th graders, CEO of Apixio
  • Marvin Chow, Parent of 5th and 7th graders, VP of Global Marketing at Google
  • Dr. Monique Schaulis, Parent of two alumni, Emergency Medicine at Kaiser
  • Sherilyn Adams, Parent of 8th grader, Executive Director at Larkin Street Youth Services