Frequently Asked Questions
- Q1: What is the mission of the annual giving program at TAS ?
- Q2: What is the TAS Annual Fund? What initiatives has it supported?
- Q3: What is the Hope N.F. Phillips Scholarship Fund?
- Q4: What is the purpose of TAS’s endowment?
- Q5: Why does TAS need a fundraising initiative?
- Q6: What is the purpose of an annual giving program?
- Q7: Who can participate in an annual giving program?
- Q8: How and when can I give?
- Q9: How much should we give?
- Q10: Are there tax benefits for my gift?
- Q11: How is my gift recognized?
- Q12: Can my gift be made anonymously?
- Q13: Is TAS eligible to receive matching gifts?
- Q14: How is the money used that is raised by the PTA at the International Food Fair and Spring Fair?
- Q15: How can I get more information?
A: TAS is a nonprofit school that relies predominately on tuition income for the entire yearly operating budget. Each year, the Board of Directors strives to keep tuition at a market-sensitive level while funding new initiatives for school improvement. Voluntary charitable contributions allow the school to strengthen its programs, faculty, and facilities at levels beyond those that can be funded through tuition alone. Contributions allow us to accelerate the implementation of the strategic plan.
A: An annual giving program allows TAS to fund initiatives identified by the school in the strategic plan that tuition increases alone cannot possibly cover. An annual giving program is a program of voluntary charitable contributions to a school on an annual basis from a wide group of the school’s constituents.
A: TAS welcomes gifts in US$ and NT$. Donations can be made by check, credit card, bank transfer, or in cash (if given in NT$ in person). Gifts can also be made online by credit card in US$. The school’s fiscal year is July 1-June 30.
Please note: To claim a gift made to TAS for tax deduction in Taiwan, the contribution must be made by check or wire transfer directly to the Private School Promotion Foundation (PSPF) and designated specifically to TAS using the required Donor Information Card.
Details for giving options are outlined in the Ways to Give section under Supporting TAS on the website.
A. The school appreciates gifts of all amounts. Every gift is important to the school, as is every student. Gifts made at the Foundation Donor level and above are recognized in various ways throughout the school. Learn more about gift recognition.
A: Gifts made to TAS are tax-deductible in both the United States and Taiwan. The school is registered as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue code and is included in the Private School Promotion Foundation (PSPF) under Article 62 of the Taiwan Private School Law.
Please note: To claim a gift made to TAS for tax deduction in Taiwan, the contribution must be made directly to the Private School Promotion Foundation (PSPF) and designated specifically to TAS using the required Donor Information Card. The PSPF will issue a receipt directly to the donor.
A: Contributions to TAS are listed by name in the Annual Report by constituent group under the following giving categories:
Friend of TAS
NT$1 - $24,999
Foundation Donor NT$25,000 - $49,999
Leadership Club NT$50,000 - $99,999
Blue and Gold Society NT$100,000 - $179,999
Tiger Council NT$180,000 - $249,999
Legacy Circle NT$250,000 - $329,999
20/20 Club NT$330,000 - 499,999
Cornerstone Donor NT$500,000 - $1,599,999
1949 Society NT$1,600,000 and above
Gifts at the Foundation level to our Building Excellence initiative are recognized on plaques in the Science and Technology building. Gifts at the Cornerstone Donor level and above for any initiative are recognized on leaves of our giving tree and on a book display in the main lobby. Naming opportunities are also available.