Every Contribution Counts!
Please consider supporting future generations of leaders by making a gift to ACS Beirut. Your gift is a message to the wider community that you are honoring the legacy of our outstanding Faculty who has influenced you and making an ACS education possible for our students. Gifts have ranged from one dollar to $100,000 but it is more critical that all our Alumni participate in some way.
This week is our 4th Annual Alumni MAD Challenge. MAD means MAKING A DONATION and this is the only time during the year we ask you, our alumni, to donate to ACS, to be part of our legacy of committed alumni.
For 2018 we ask you to 'Rise to the Challenge' of increasing our participation numbers. The challenge is to have at least 150 alumni share in raising over $25,000 for the ACS Annual Fund.
Last year 115 alumni donated $19,365 to the ACS Athletic Fund, providing:
- New uniforms
- New equipment
- Tournament costs and more
Your gift this year, to the ACS Annual Fund, will help support school renovations, maintain quality IT standards, support library acquisitions as well as faculty and staff development.
Together we can continue to increase our number of participants and our overall contributions. Join us online as we ACS Alumni 'Rise to the Challenge'!
In the June 2016 edition of The Diaspora Potrezebie the Board of Governors announced its decision to cease asking the membership to pay dues which are non-tax-deductible for those filing US income taxes, but instead to ask the membership to make tax-deductible donations to fund AA/ACS’ annual operating costs. This donation-based financing approach is consistent with the financial support systems used by many other tax-exempt organizations.
As stated in the newsletter, the membership will receive an annual appeal for donations to fund AA/ACS’ operating costs and to support the Malcolm Kerr Endowment Fund for scholarships. Your association’s primary costs are publishing the quarterly editions of the newsletter and providing the startup budget for the triennial reunions.
On behalf of the Board of Governors, I am asking for your financial support. Please consider making a minimum donation of $25 to the Alumni Association General Fund, but any amount is welcomed. You can also download a Print and Mail Gift Form.
The success of this solicitation is very important for AA/ACS, so please donate. Without your financial support, AA/ACS cannot continue to serve its membership and the school.
Bill Crays, Class of 1956
Honor your time at ACS Beirut and your class by giving a gift in support of the students that follow you.
Make a Gift in any amount you are comfortable with and know that you can still make a difference. Your participation has a positive ripple effect on all our alumni and broader community!
The Annual Fund is ACS’s annual fundraising campaign to provide important, unrestricted support to the school. Unrestricted gifts provide a crucial bridge between tuition revenue and the actual cost of running the school, offering relief to the operating budget and directly affecting students, faculty and educational programs. Most importantly, unrestricted gifts, regardless of the size, allow the school to respond to our most pressing financial concerns and provide the flexibility to seize unique and important opportunities.