This fall, we kick off the 隆起基金 Uplift Fund, a special Annual Fund initiative which this year focuses on the many ways that CAIS philanthropy helps us raise each other up. A best practice from peer independent schools, the condensed calendar channels energy and attention to the first half of the school year and allows the benefits of the Uplift Fund to be felt right away.
Throughout the autumn months, excitement builds as each grade hits participation milestones. Chaired in 2020-2021 by parents Tanguy Serra (Leadership), Denyse Clancy Langdoc (Early Childhood Division), Haim Zaltzman (Lower School), and Christine Wan (Middle School), a committee of volunteers invite their peer parents to support:
Professional development—helping infuse teachers with fresh ideas, enthusiasm, and innovative approaches that they bring into their classrooms - in person or from a distance.
Adjusted Tuition—making the full CAIS experience accessible to all of our community members, strengthening the learning experience for all;
Special measures required due to the COVID-19 pandemic including iPads/Chromebooks for all students, Swivl cameras, and Zoom accounts; personal protective equipment (PPE), physical enhancements such as additional play space for Preschool students, sinks across all campuses, and additional staff members to support small cohorts.
隆起基金 Uplift Fund: A Potluck
Just as we all know our potluck duty is to bring something for everyone to share, so too does the CAIS community understand that everyone’s support for the Uplift Fund helps set the table for the school’s greatness. All contributions are valued and vital for making it a success!