DONATIONS AND BEQUESTS TO AISJ
The American International School of Johannesburg (AISJ) runs an extensive range of high-quality programs, which are funded predominately through school tuition. The ability to develop, maintain, and improve these programs can be considerably enhanced through additional financial support. Therefore, AISJ gratefully accepts donations, bequests, sponsorships, bursaries, and scholarships for the benefit of the School from AISJ community members and from outside donors. AISJ is also committed to efforts and actions that enable us to make positive contributions to the welfare, education, disaster relief and environmental protection of our local communities, and as such, supports projects that align with the school’s values and goals related to our service learning program.
Contributions can be made to the school or to specific programs:
AISJ is committed to providing scholarships to South African students who would not ordinarily have the opportunity to attend AISJ due to financial constraints. Scholarship students receive full tuition, room, and board as well as a stipend to cover basic living expenses beginning in Grade 7 and continuing through Grade 12. For more information on the Scholarship Program, click here.
- Sponsor a Scholarship Student - Your contributions will help a scholarship student with items such as clothing, school supplies, art materials, and athletic gear or will support their participation in field trips like the Global Issues Service Summit or international music conferences and sports tournaments.
- Scholarship House - The new scholarship house will serve students by providing a comfortable, welcoming space conducive for students to learn, live together in a tight-knit community, and make big plans for their future. The scholarship house is expected to cost upwards of 30 million Rand and will allow the Scholarship Program to continue increasing its capacity and services.
- Donate to support the day to day operation of the Scholarship Program.
The Baobab Fund supports student service learning projects in grades Pre-K through 12. By developing and engaging in service projects, students develop their knowledge and understanding of local and global issues such as climate change, literacy, hunger, health, and education while also developing transdisciplinary skills to lead, collaborate, think critically, solve problems, and be ethical world contributors. Using resources from the Baobab Fund to support their service projects, AISJ students are able to branch out into the community, build sustainable service partnerships, and work collaboratively with the people of South Africa. For more information on the Baobab Fund, click here.
Program Development Fund
An organization or individual may make an in-kind or monetary donation to help develop or promote a specific program if it is aligned with the school’s values and goals. Past examples of gifts to promote program development include Arts Fest, work experience programs, literacy and numeracy initiatives, and grounds and facilities projects.
Ways of giving
- A single donation through cash, credit card or internet transfer
- Pledging regular payments: monthly, quarterly or annually
- Leaving a bequest to the School or ceding a life policy
- Gifts in kind such as shares or property
AISJ operates as a Non-Profit Organisation in terms of Section 18A of the Income Tax Act 1962 as amended. AISJ is registered as a Public Benefit Organisation PBO Exemption Number: 130003596. As a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) no 130003596, all donations to the American International School are tax deductible in terms of Section 18A of the Income Tax Act. Individuals are entitled to deduct up to 10% of taxable income in respect of donations to a registered public benefit organisation. A Board of Directors has oversight of all the school’s activities and ensures financial accountability.
For more information or to make a donation, please contact the School Director, Dr Andy Page Smith, or the Finance Manager, Elize Ramsay, at firstname.lastname@example.org