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IST Annual Fundraising Dinner & Auction
Sun, May 7, 2017, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM MST
On Sunday May 7, 2017 the International School of Tucson (IST) will be hosting its Annual Fundraising Dinner and Auction at the beautiful Viscount Suite Hotel in Central Tucson, Arizona. The silent auction will be available online starting April 15, 2017 through noon on Sunday May 7, 2017. There will be a delicious variety of vegetarian, gluten-free, and non-vegetarian and non gluten-free appetizers and dinner entrees, in addition to a hosted bar (free drink tickets!). Free childcare at the school is also available during the event.
IST is a 501(c)(3) private school, the only full language immersion school in Tucson. IST receives no public funding and relies solely on tuition, tax credits, donations, and the funds raised from the Annual Dinner/Auction to operate. Each year IST holds a live, and silent, auction to raise funds for different needs the school has, to private the optimal environment for children to learn. Some funds are used to update the school library and to update or replace the computers in the IT lab, or to update the children's outdoor play area with shade structures and enhance the preschool sandbox.
There are scant opportunities for children to build on their bilingual skills at an age where they are still vulnerable to losing their language gains. Consistent with its mission and given the tremendous progress in enrollment and curriculum made by the current IST administration, the Board voted to pursue setting trips for children to defend and extend their fluency into the critical early adolescent period.
Last May 2016 IST offered an organized trip to China for the kids, and the location changes each year. Stuents and their families are invited to join their peers on these special trips, and learn about other cultures and other countries, through travel, and through learning. IST's entire focus is on international awareness and understanding other cultures.
IST is a Cambridge program which is focused entirely on opening the world up to children. THANK YOU for buying an admission ticket to the Annual Dinner for yourself or for donating a ticket so a teacher may attend, and THANK YOU for bidding on our online auction which starts 3 weeks prior to live event. Every penny you spend helps our children.
We would like to thank our underwriters of this year's event. These local businesses donated money to help make this a fabulous and profitable event:
- Jim Click Automotive,
- Mike Hannley and the Bank of Tucson
- Rocky DiChristofano and Tucson Subaru,
- Cody Ritchie and Crest Insurance,
- Mike Hanson and Transwest Properties, and
- Mike Klinge and Keco Coatings