Why Give to MIS?
Rapid change characterises the world into which our children will enter as adults.
They will need to be ready for a future beyond our imagination, and to face challenges that require complex, global and bold responses.
Nurturing, challenging and inspiring our students to be future-ready
Indeed, 65 % of children in school today will likely work in jobs that currently do not exist. Consequently there is the potential for an increasing relevance gap between what many students spend their days doing in school and what will serve them well in a challenging future. This means that schools must not simply strive to do the same things that they have always done better. Instead, effective 21st century schools must develop new, innovative approaches, strategies and tools that nurture, challenge and inspire students to become adaptable, independent, purposeful, life-long learners who know how to transform knowledge into action and to design, coordinate and engineer solutions to complex problems.
Our Strategic Plan, launched in our 50th Anniversary year in 2016, takes account of these evolving trends and aims to equip teachers and students with the knowledge, tools, resources and facilities to thrive and excel.
Since 2016, many of the actions arising from the Strategic Plan have already been achieved through early, generous financial and in-kind donations from our parents, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as groups such as our Parent Teacher Verein, Sportverein, the Science Innovation Fund and the MIS Foundation.
Indeed Munich International School (MIS) is able to offer extraordinary experiences to our students and community today, only because of the many parents, grandparents, alumni, current and former teachers and staff and other friends of the School who have given so generously right throughout our 50+ year history.
The ability to realise the remaining key actions of our current Strategic Plan for the benefit of current and future generations of MIS students, is dependent upon similar generosity.
For more information about philanthropic giving at MIS, please contact the Advancement Office at + 49 (0) 8151 366 126/7 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All donations are tax deductible in Germany. Receipts will be issued for donations from €300.
Munich International School (MIS) is able to offer extraordinary experiences to our students and community today, only because of the many parents, grandparents, alumni, current and former teachers and staff and other friends of the School who have given so generously right throughout our 50+ year history.
Nurturing, challenging and inspiring students requires inspiring teachers, superior facilities, exceptional materials and the resources to take advantage of opportunities as they arise. Munich International School (MIS) is able to offer extraordinary experiences to our students and community because many parents, grandparents, alumni, current and former teachers and staff, and other friends of the School have given generously throughout our 50+ year history.
Why does MIS need philanthropic support?
Tuition and fees at MIS are substantial. What many people do not realise, however, is that our fees are calculated with a clear intention to remain as affordable as possible. Our tuition fees cover our personnel costs and expenses for educational materials, ongoing professional development, maintenance of our facilities, utilities, security, cleaning and other routine spending. As MIS is a non-profit association and receives some funding from the Bavarian government, we must negotiate a careful financial balancing act that precludes almost any form of investment or savings. Our entrance fees have always supported periodic, large-scale capital works projects such the Languages, Arts and Design Centre (LADC) and Track & Field Complex, and our Performing Arts Centre (PAC). The timely completion of the LADC and eight-lane Track & Field was made possible, however, only because of additional philanthropic support from the school community.
MIS+ The Capital Campaign for MIS
Launched in May 2019, MIS+ The Campaign for MIS is the School’s current major focus in respect of philanthropic giving and includes support for the following key projects:
Innovation Hub, Fitness & Athletics Complex, Innovation Grants and Makers' Laboratory