Ways to Support Nishimachi
Nishimachi's unique and rich international program increasingly relies on outside funding to enhance further the school's ability to individualize the educational experience. These unrestricted gifts make a difference to all Nishimachi students by underwriting the day-to-day needs of our music and arts programs, science and technology laboratories, athletic programs, facilities, and so much more.
Restricted gifts are given with the understanding that they be used to address specific, designated needs of Nishimachi. Such gifts have supported the Outreach Scholarship program, community services program, Japanese social studies, visiting author program, technology, Tané Matsukata Fund for International Education, sports teams, and specific departments within the school.
Endowments create a permanent fund, from which interest income is used for the specified purpose. Contributions are restricted gifts that establish or add to existing memorial or other funds. Currently, annual income from ten endowment funds supports scholarships, the library, Japanese social studies, music, photographic archives, and faculty professional development. Nishimachi's goal is to increase the current endowment so that changes in the economic climate do not adversely affect the quality of education the school provides. (Read more about Endowment Fund.)
Corporate Matching Gifts
The matching gift program is a great way to increase your support to Nishimachi. More than 580 companies in the U.S. will match, double, or triple contributions made by their employees to charitable organizations.
Planned gifts are made by individuals who include Nishimachi International School in their estate plans, or who establish a special gift or endowment with appreciated securities or real estate. Planned gifts can honor a former teacher, establish a scholarship in the name of a class or loved one, or support a specific program. For more information, contact Philippe Eymard, Director of Development.
Gifts-in-kind are non-cash donations, such as services or equipment. Computers, printers, musical instruments, books, and items used as prizes for special events have previously been donated. Such gifts are greatly appreciated and do much to enhance the learning environment for our students.
Corporate Contribution Plan (CCP)
The CCP is a special corporate scholarship program that is available for organizations that are responsible for covering expatriate employee’s educational expenses. Instead of paying tuition and applicable fees, companies agree to make donations to the school. The donations are used partly to fund special corporate scholarships, which are granted to dependents of participating companies. Nishimachi is thus able to receive annual donations that exceed what is required to fund the corporate scholarships. For more information, contact Philippe Eymard, Director of Development.