SAS has raised over $3 million in donations this year from parents, alumni, friends, faculty, staff, students and corporations. Philanthropy Awareness Week at SAS was Feb. 23 through March 1. Every year donors support the school through the SAS Foundations in Singapore and the United States. But not everyone knows where the money raised goes.
The donations that are received go towards academic programs, campus facilities, arts and culture, athletics, and clubs and organizations.
Donors have supported the school for 60 years, beginning in 1956 with an initial sum of $100,000 donated by multiple companies to get the school started at the first campus located at Rochelle Drive. The land for our second campus at King’s Road was gifted by First National City Bank at 15% of its value. On our current campus, donations from the Riady family have helped to build the Riady Performance Center and Memory Garden. The Khoo Teck Puat Library in the high school was donated by the Khoo family, and most recently the amazing Constellation Sound System in the newly renovated high school auditorium was made possible by a generous donation from an anonymous donor.
This year the SAS Foundation support is also funding a long list of improvements. All students are different, but these donations impact every high school student in some way. Here is a list of where the money has been used this year:
APEX, 3D Printers, Rainforest, Makerspace, ZSpace, National History Day, Professional Development, Harvard Model congress, TEDx, Golf supplies, Academic Quiz Club, Speaker Series, History Bee, Catalyst Projects, Model UN, Dance workshop, Wacom Tablet, Athletic uniforms, Service Learning, Robotics, Tricaster Broadcast system, Kiva Boards, Portable Speaker System
Lauri Coulter from the Advancement office shared, “It is ‘Philanthropy Awareness Week’ from Feb 23-Mar 1 in the high school. We hope students have been checking out the posters and are learning something about the support SAS receives from its amazing donors. We encourage all students to stop by the high school foyer on Tuesday March 1 for ‘Thank A Donor’ day. Cards will be available to sign to say thank you to all our fabulous donors that support the school, programs and all the students. There will be cookies and I ‘heart’ stickers too for students that stop by.”