Ways of Giving


Gifts to Chinese American International School are tax-deductible to the full-extent of the law and will be acknowledged promptly in writing.

The CAIS tax ID is 94-2786958

Ways of Giving

Gifts Online
Gifts by Mail

Please send checks (made payable to Chinese American International School) to:

Chinese American International School
ATTN: Advancement Office
150 Oak Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Please let us know the designation (annual fund, ShowCAIS, or a special fund), as well as information about whether the gift is in honor of or in memory of an individual.

Gifts by Phone

Please call the Advancement Office at 415-861-0566 to make a gift using your MasterCard, Visa, or American Express card.

Gifts of Securities

To ensure that you receive proper credit and prompt acknowledgement of your gift, please complete the stock form and return it to Assistant Advancement Director Myra Wooding at

Please instruct your broker to deliver the assets using the following information:

To: First Republic Securities Co, LLC

Account Name: Chinese American International School

Account Number: 33L-074532

Clearing Firm: Pershing LLC

Pershing LLC DTC# 0443

Our Broker: Gloria Wong or Mike Mancini at First Republic Securities Company at

Matching Gifts

Many companies sponsor matching-gift programs that increase the charitable contribution made by an employee. Ask your human resources office for matching gift forms.

Planned Gifts

Common forms of planned giving include:

  • Bequests
  • Charitable Lead Trusts
  • Gifts of Property and Real Estate

An investment in Chinese American International School through a bequest provision or any other planned gift is a testament to one’s commitment to the values of this community. Please contact Assistant Director of Advancement Myra Wooding, to discuss your planned giving options and to ask any questions.

Donor Advised Funds

A Donor Advised Fund, or DAF, is a philanthropic vehicle through which donors may contribute to their favorite charities. Established with organizations such as Fidelity Charitable® or Schwab Charitable, contributions to a DAF are immediately tax-deductible, and are invested and grow tax-free.  After establishing a DAF, you may recommend grants to the charities of your choice at any point.

Here is a link to DAF Direct, which makes it easier to give directly from your donor-advised fund.