THE CAMPAIGN FOR WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

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					THE CAMPAIGN FOR WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
                        OUR MISSION


THE    mission O F Washington International School
IS   T O provide A d emanding i nternational education

          T H A T W I L L challenge students T O B E C O M E

          responsible A N D effective world citizens.



                           Founded 1966
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                    g ateway                            international world
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                                            TO AN

                               T H E C A M PA I G N F O R WA S H I N G T O N I N T E R N AT I O N A L S C H O O L




                    For 40 years, Washington International School (WIS) has been opening     community service, the school is now considered to be in the top
                    children’s minds to an international perspective of our world – with     rank of independent schools, ideally positioned for a campaign to
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                    an academic program focusing on global history, geography, literature,   secure and to enhance its role in preparing world leaders in the arts,
                    and culture, an embrace of – and comfort with – difference, and a        sciences, and humanities.
                    commitment to action to make the world a better place. The school’s
                    mission, to create responsible and effective world citizens, makes it    The trustees and the school’s administration have developed an exciting
                    a uniquely important educational institution.                            plan to enhance the facilities and to secure its long-term financial
                                                                                             goals. The campaign will have two phases: 2004–2007, and beyond.
                    With more than 800 students on two beautiful campuses, this still-
                    young school has come a long way from its founding in a private
                                                                                             As WIS celebrates its 40th year in 2005-2006,
                    home in 1966. With a powerful and innovative curriculum, sound
                                                                                                       we ask you to invest in the future of the school,
                    financial management, an outstanding track record of college
                                                                                                 its faculty and students, and, above all, its mission.
                    preparation and placement, and a deeply entrenched ethos of




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                                                                                                                                 G A T E W AY T O A N
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The original vision of co-founders Dorothy Goodman and Cathya             THE   c ampaign                  HAS     t wo g oals
Stephenson provides the foundation for our mission today. The school
                                                                           To provide facilities that will support the
has produced world citizens who, across the globe, write us of their
                                                                           changing learning environment
gratitude to WIS for giving them the language skills and the ability to
perform with confidence in a global environment. We are deeply proud       To build toward a meaningful endowment
of all those alumni – economists, city planners, community activists,
doctors, lawyers, business leaders, artists, dancers, composers, and
educators – who walked through our gate to receive their education at
Washington International School. Please join us to ensure a bright
international future for our students today and tomorrow.




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                    PHASE ONE   2004-2007
                      [$4,200,000]
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                        GOAL       1     [ $2 , 7 0 0 , 0 0 0 ]
                    f a c i l i t i e s ...       AT    tregaron campus


                      T EN   NEW CLASSROOMS FOR THE     M IDDLE AND U PPER S CHOOLS
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                      The transformation of the facilities at WIS has paralleled its        between three and four rooms to teach their subjects. And this
                      development as a premier educational institution. From Dorothy        shortage will worsen in the future as the school is required to
                      Goodman’s basement in 1966, accommodating a few four-                 remove a temporary trailer housing four classrooms.
                      and five-year-olds, the school has expanded to two beautiful
                      campuses enrolling more than 800 students and employing               To remedy this deficiency, the school has developed an innovative
                      more than 150 faculty and staff.                                      and architecturally elegant plan for a new classroom wing for the
                                                                                            Middle and Upper Schools. The new wing consists of 10 classrooms,
                      But the facilities on Tregaron Campus require more space to deliver   enabling the faculty to create an optimal learning environment
                      the International Baccalaureate program. A shortage of classrooms     with a minimum of disruption.
                      complicates class schedules and obliges faculty members to move




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                                                                                                                                              G A T E W AY T O A N
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A B LACK B OX T HEATRE    DEDICATED TO THE PERFORMING ARTS


From the beginning, the performing arts have been a central feature    A black box theatre, built underground to preserve Tregaron’s
of the WIS cultural landscape, challenging youthful performers and     historic sight lines, will give the performing arts needed space.
uniting students, parents, and faculty in the campus arts community.   The plan envisions a completely flexible performance space with
Maestro Larry Vincent and his theatrical counterparts have created     moveable raked seating, shop space for building and painting
more than 100 brilliant productions – without the benefit of a         scenery, costume storage space, and full professional stage lighting
real theatre.                                                          and sound boards. The theatre will also provide space for students
                                                                       and faculty to meet for assemblies and for special guest speakers.




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              PHASE ONE
 FACILITIES




               A   STATE - OF - THE - ART   L IBRARY /I NFORMATION C ENTER                A DAPTIVE REUSE OF EXISTING FACILITIES TO CREATE
                                                                                          STUDENT GATHERING AREAS , A CAFETERIA , AND
               The third critical component of the building plan is the                   OFFICE SPACE FOR FACULTY, STAFF, AND VOLUNTEERS
2004-2007




               construction of a library and information center.
                                                                                          The plan also calls for the renovation of the older buildings on
               In this interdisciplinary school, it is essential that our students have   campus and, in particular, conversion of existing classroom
               access, without obstacles, to multilingual sources of information.         spaces to provide for student gathering space and appropriate
               An important challenge to today’s students is to learn to manage           office space for faculty, administration, and volunteers.
               the abundance of available information effectively. Tregaron
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               libraries are currently housed in two locations that, because they         And because the theatre will also function as an auditorium for
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               were not built to house libraries, do not foster a holistic                the school, the present auditorium space in the Middle School
               approach to the curriculum.                                                building can be converted into a much-needed cafeteria.

               A goal of the new dedicated library space is to bring together             The architectural scheme also envisions restoring the historic
               students from Grades 6 through 12, and to create the flexibility that      Dacha Garden to the form originally conceived by its creator,
               would allow better library teaching and learning – something the           pioneering landscape architect Eleanor Biddle Shipman, with
               International Baccalaureate curriculum requires.                           the addition of a central grass quadrangle as an outdoor
                                                                                          gathering place.
               Whereas the mission of the library has not changed, the definition
               of a library as a resource base has changed.


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f a c i l i t i e s ...        AT T H E       p rimary s chool c ampus




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  A   FULLY EQUIPPED CHILDREN ’ S PLAYGROUND


  An additional playground at the Primary School Campus will            “We believe that a demanding curriculum is good for students. At the
  enhance the current play area with new equipment and make it           same time, they should have the opportunity to follow their interests
  adaptable for a variety of uses. Designed by experts, the play-        in other areas beyond the classroom... That means that we have a
  ground contains places for active play and areas that provide          full extracurricular program…we have all kinds of ways in which
  quiet respite. A larger sandbox, a tricycle track, a nature tunnel,    students interact by working together, by playing together, and by
  and a small amphitheater are included in the plan.                     learning what life is all about together.”

                                                                                                                    Richard Hall,
                                                                                                                    Head of School




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                      PHASE ONE
 ENDOWMENT




                  GOAL         11      [ $1 , 5 0 0 , 0 0 0 ]
             A   m eaningful e ndowment
2004-2007




                 TO   PRESERVE SOCIOECONOMIC DIVERSITY                              WIS today is a strong and viable institution with a remarkably
                 THROUGH FINANCIAL AID                                              diverse student body. But because the school has a small endowment,
                                                                                    its operations are funded almost entirely from its operating budget,
                 T O ATTRACT AND TO     RETAIN FIRST- CLASS FACULTY
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                                                                                    which consists of tuition fees, auxiliary programs, and annual giving.
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             “If they are to stay dedicated to their missions to be high-quality,   The school’s success and stability have come in part at the price
              inclusive, diverse learning communities, schools will need to         of tuition levels that make it difficult, if not impossible, for many
              contain costs, ramp up fundraising efforts, and find alternative      families to afford the school. Pre-eminent educational institutions
              revenue streams to keep tuitions affordable.”                         can only remain so with a substantial endowment. Given the
                                                                                    school’s mission and history, our most urgent endowment need
                       NAIS:   Forecasting Independent Education to 2025
                                                                                    is for student financial aid.




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F INANCIAL A ID                                                       FACULTY C OMPENSATION

WIS provides $1.2 million to 12 percent of our students who           The school prides itself in maintaining faculty compensation on a
could not otherwise afford to attend. The majority of these funds     level with similar independent schools in the Greater Washington
comes from the operating budget, which significantly limits our       area. Attracting and retaining a first-class faculty is the key to the
ability to provide tuition relief. One of the primary goals of this   school’s success. WIS also aims to improve professional development
campaign is to build a substantial endowment in order to provide      opportunities for teachers in academic disciplines, child
need-based scholarships, shifting part of the income for financial    development, and technology usage.
aid from operating income to endowment.




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PHASE      11    GOALS




                                                                                                                                                           INTERNATIONAL WORLD
The timing of the second phase of the Gateway campaign is contingent
upon availability of bond financing and regulatory permissions.
In order to accomplish this phase, resolution of the entire Tregaron
property must be concluded. This phase will require a separate and
new capital campaign to help fund the following:                       “We need to be able to showcase this school as the kind of teaching
                                                                        institution that is possible in this world, and I think we’re at a
   A regulation soccer/softball field, permitting home games
                                                                        great time and a great location to do it. You can still make a huge
   for our athletic programs.
                                                                        difference in this place with a relatively small amount of effort
   Two Primary School classrooms and offices, alleviating               and money. And they both matter.”
   overcrowding and permitting more appropriate space for
                                                                                                          Greg Schmidt,
   children in the early childhood section.                                                               c h a i r , W I S B o a r d o f Tr u s t e e s

   A continued effort to build a meaningful endowment.




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                    G AT E WAY T O A N             INTERNATIONAL WORLD                            CAMPAIGN

                    The campaign’s combined facilities and endowment goal is set at $4,200,000. To name the giving
                    clubs, we selected the names of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. WIS will recognize
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                    major benefactors with select naming opportunities as members of its Seven Wonders Club.
                    For more information and to discuss your interest in making a lasting difference in the lives of
                    WIS students, please contact Tannaz Rahman, Director of Advancement, at 202-243-1856.
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                                                                     f a c i l i t i e s [$2,700,000]                  e n d o w m e n t s [$1,500,000]



                    pyramids of egypt                                FACILITIES                                        ENDOWMENTS
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                       [$500,000 Minimum]                                Academic Building                               Scholarship Endowment
                                                                         Black Box Theatre                               The DC Scholarship Fund
                                                                         Information Center/Library



                    hanging gardens                                  FACILITIES                                        ENDOWMENTS

                    of babylon                                           To Be Determined                                Endowment for Student Enrichment
                       [$300,000 Minimum]                                                                                K.G. Lim Memorial Fund




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                      f a c i l i t i e s [$2,700,000]               e n d o w m e n t s [$1,500,000]



z eus at o lympia     FACILITIES                                     ENDOWMENTS

 [$250,000 Minimum]      One floor of the New Classroom Wing           Endowment to Support
                         Primary School Playground Addition            Faculty Compensation
                                                                       Endowment for one-half Scholarship



temple of diana       FACILITIES                                     ENDOWMENTS

 [$100,000 Minimum]      Performance Stage                             Endowment for Faculty Professional
                         Theatre Lobby                                 Development Programs
                         Theatre Scene Shop                            Endowment to Support Extracurricular
                                                                       Activities, Travel for Needy Students
                         Dressing Rooms/Theatre Classroom
                                                                       Edward E. Ford Foundation Summer
                         Retractable Seating for Black Box Theatre
                                                                       Sabbatical Fund
                         Lighting for Black Box Theatre
                                                                       Louise Harper-Schuchat Memorial Fund
                         Technology for the Information Center
                         Plaza between New Library and the Cottage



colossus of rhodes    FACILITIES                                     ENDOWMENTS

 [$50,000 Minimum]       Primary School Playground                     Endowment for Instructional Resources
                         Equipment/Landscaping Areas                   Clarice R. and Howard J. Feldman
                         Classroom (10 at Tregaron)                    Scholarship Fund
                         Entry Porch for New Library                   Mary McCarty Memorial Library Fund
                                                                       Frank A. Southard Memorial
                                                                       Teacher Salary Fund
                                                                                                      G A T E W AY T O A N
                               f a c i l i t i e s [$2,700,000]   e n d o w m e n t s [$1,500,000]



lighthouse                     FACILITIES                         ENDOWMENTS

of alexandria                     Specialized Library Sections      Student Enrichment Fund




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 [$25,000 Minimum]                Sound System for                  Extracurricular Activities Fund
                                  Black Box Theatre
                                  Theatre Office
                                  Costume Room
                                  Library Office
                                  Elevator




halicarnassus                  FACILITIES                         ENDOWMENTS

in asia minor                     Primary School Playground         Financial Aid Fund
 [$10,000 Minimum –               Library Study Carrel              Faculty Compensation and
  Donor Recognition Plaques]                                        Professional Development Fund
                                                                    Designated Book Fund
                                                                    (Primary School and Tregaron)




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WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL                                                         GATEWAY TO AN INTERNATIONAL WORLD CAMPAIGN
b oard of t rustees                                     2005-2006                       leadership committee

Gregory Schmidt, CHAIR                      Scott M. Gilman                             LEADERSHIP CHAIRS         Kathy Kemper
Elan Blutinger,                             Ritalou Harris                              Gregory Schmidt           Amb. Roger Kirk
VICE CHAIR
                                            Edgar James                                 Ricardo Ernst             Nancy R. Kuhn
George C. Zaidan,                           Pilar C. Meier                              Elan Blutinger            Russell C. Lindner
VICE CHAIR
                                            Cathya W. Stephenson,                                                 Pilar C. Meier
Michele de Nevers,                          CO - FOUNDER ,                              LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE
TREASURER                                                                                                         John Relman
                                            TRUSTEE EMERITA                             Kathleen Alexander
Stefania Berla,                                                                                                   Eric Steiner
                                            Phyllis Thompson                            Elizabeth Bosco
SECRETARY                                                                                                         Cathya W. Stephenson
                                                                                        Elizabeth Cavendish
                                            EX - OFFICIO                                                          Phyllis Thompson
Ulysses G. Auger II                                                                     Kyra Cheremeteff
                                            Richard P. Hall,                                                      Catherine Tinsley
Eric Bosco                                  HEAD OF SCHOOL                              Michael Chisek
                                                                                                                  Susie Trees
Michael Chisek                              Ineke van der Wal,                          Isabel de la Cruz Ernst
                                                                                                                  James Valentine
Nada Eissa ‘85                              WIS PARENT                                  Robert Fleishman
                                            ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT                                                 Farida Wozniak
Ricardo Ernst                                                                           Sarah K. Fry
Sarah Fry                                                                               Scott M. Gilman           EX - OFFICIO
Wim Geerts                                                                              Lawrence C. Grossman      Richard P. Hall,
                                                                                                                  HEAD OF SCHOOL
                                                                                        Valerie Hufbauer




                                                                                                                  Advancement Office                Tannaz Rahman
                                                                                                                  Washington International School   DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT
                                                                                                                  3100 Macomb Street NW             rahman@wis.edu
                                                                                                                  Washington DC 20008-3314

There shall be no discrimination by the school in the selection of its Board of Trustees, in the                  T (202) 243-1822
employment of personnel, in the admission of students, or in the administration of the school’s                   F (202) 243-1899
programming because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, or
handicapped status in violation of existing state or federal law or regulation.                                   WWW. WIS . EDU                                     January 2006