The Annual Fund
I give to SFS because I know I am supporting an enduring legacy of excellence. My family is honored to be a part of the
greater good SFS is doing in the world.
- anonymous parent donor
Why the Annual Fund?
SFS is a non-profit school. To provide the highest level of educational and extracurricular programming year after year, we rely on donors to bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of educating an SFS student. The quality of our teachers, rich academic experiences and world-class facilities and equipment are made possible by the generosity of our community.
The Annual Fund provides financial resources beyond tuition revenue to provide more enriched and enhanced learning opportunities. Each year, generous donations from our community help further support:
- academic programs
- extra-curricular programs
- service learning programs
- faculty training
- facility upgrades
A strong Annual Fund ensures the high quality education and comprehensive programs SFS students deserves. Tuition covers only part of a well-rounded SFS education and Annual Fund fills the gap by supporting wide-ranging programs in the current school year.
When you make a contribution to the Annual Fund, you join the many students, parents, faculty and staff, alumni and friends providing valuable philanthropic support to our school. Your donation, of any amount, demonstrates a commitment to our school, our students, and our mission.
This May, SFS held a parent giving challenge, attempting to get 40 gifts in one week. Thank you to our generous donors who helped us achieve well above our participation goal with 80 gifts received!
We recognize our donors who have made gifts to any of the following Categories of Giving in The Banner magazine and Annual Report:
|* The Heritage Club||$100,000+||KRW 100,000,000 +|
|* 1912 Society||$50,000 - $99,999||KRW 50,000,000 - 99,999,999|
|* The Millennium Club||$10,000 - $49,999||KRW 10,000,000 - 49,999,999|
|* Red and Black Club||$5,000 - $9,999||KRW 5,000,000 - 9,999,999|
|The Crusader Club||$2,500 - $4,999||KRW 2,500,000 - 4,999,999|
|The Crest Club||$ 1,000 - $2,499||KRW 1,000,000 - 2,499,999|
|Centennial Club||$100 - $999||KRW 100,000 - 999,999|
|The Legacy Club||Under $99||Under KRW 99,999|
*Donors at these levels are invited to an exclusive donor event in the spring.
Methods of giving
- Online via our website
- Pledge: commit to an amount now, and pay by June 30, 2021. You can spread your donation over time to make an impactful gift.
- Check: A check payable to Friends of Seoul Foreign School (US dollars only) or Seoul Foreign School (Korean won only)
- Tele-banking or wire transfers to Hana Bank for Annual Fund gifts:
- 230-910010-77004 (Korean won only) or
- 230-910002-29338 (US dollars only)
In the transfer memo line, please include your email address and:
Alumni - graduation year or expected graduation year if you left SFS prior to graduating
Parents - student name and ID number
Faculty & Staff - ID number
- Matching gifts and stock donations welcome