The Annual Fund is an organized effort to obtain gifts on a yearly basis to support, at least in part, general operations of a nonprofit organization such as CIS. Annual gifts are usually unrestricted income. Funds are typically raised through mail or direct solicitation efforts.     


At Carolina International School we depend to a small degree (roughly 3% of our overall operating budget) on Annual Fund contributions to 'make ends meet'. Without such contributions we would have to make some cuts in our operating expenses that we prefer not to make. Total annual ontributions in excess of 3% of our operating budget allow us to do even more than we had planned for relative to the education of our students.


The reason, more than anything else, that our normal revenue does not fully cover all our expenses is that charter schools are underfunded relative to regular public schools. This is true in two ways:

We also use the overall percent of parent and employee contributions in solicitations we make of outside contributors. These potential outside contributors are more likely to be willing to contribute to our school if we can show a high percentage of participatory contributions by our parents and employees. Thus, it's just as important to make a contribution per se as it is to give according to one's means. PLEASE CONTRIBUTE, and you may use the 'Support Us' button here to do so if you wish. 

Please note that we are a 501c3 non-profit organization and thus all donations are tex deductible. Also, ask your employer if matching contributions are offered for a non-profit organization such as ours; many employers do so.



Would you like to sponsor your country's flag? 

Flags are a representation of belonging to a community or nation and that individuals that make up this community share the same beliefs, goals, and traditions. Carolina International School (CIS)  is comprised of students and families from the various countries of the world. We value diversity, which means that we recognize differences between people and acknowledge that these differences are a valued asset. There are several different countries that are represented among our families and community at CIS.


Multicultural education is an important component of valuing diversity. It respects diversity while teaching our students to become effective and participating members of the culture they represent, by bringing these values, awareness, and thoughts to our larger community.


Our program respects individuality while promoting respect for others. It emphasizes the contributions of the various groups that make up the population of the world, that are represented at CIS. It emphasizes the importance of our community members sharing their stories and learning from the stories of others. This approach seeks to increase diversity awareness, sensitivities, and skills so that young people are prepared to take positive action with their peers. By building positive peer influence, young people begin to change negative attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors about diversity.


Your family can help lead our international initiatives by becoming a flag sponsor. For $500 you can sponsor a flag for the 2015-2016 school year. This sponsorship includes:

  • Name recognition on the CIS website
  • Name displayed  next to the flag.

For sponsorship information, please contact Lakisha Spears, Development Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">

The Corporate Partnership program is dedicated to featuring individuals, businesses, and companies that support students attending Carolina International School through a unique giving program. Partners enjoy the exclusive benefit of sharing their products and services with our parents, students, and supporters.

This is an opportunity for Carolina International School to connect with our community. We would like to help you make your business a success with the support of our students, parents, and our charter school community.

We are dedicated to our partners and understand the link between business and education. Charter schools offer alternative means of academic success for students. Businesses look to support education when they see a value, and know that their contribution is one that can impact individuals and close the funding gap between what is needed and what is expected.

To learn about ways your company can support Carolina International School, please contact David Kukielski, Head of School at 704-455-3847, ext. 5558 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and/or click on the link here: Corporate Partnerships



Share the Vision! Build the Dream! 

We are raising money to build additional needed classrooms and also to free up our 'gym' to truly be a gym. Click here for a video intro to our school and its need to fundraise:

Education is the greatest gift and opportunity we can give our children. CIS offers a strong, individualized education experience with an added emphasis on character development - being a responsible global citizen, caring for the people and the environment around us:

  • Added classrooms will help insure both the overall quality of education for all our students and the overall sustainability of our school. Click here for a few views of the classroom addition we are seeking to build: Arial ViewGround View OneGround View Two
  • Freeing up our 'gym' to be a gym is necessary as our students need an indoor facility for PE, sports, and large assemblies. Click here for a view of the renovated gym (i.e. with classrooms removed): Gym - Interior View 

But charter schools receive NO public funding for facilities; thus, we must pay our own way on this. So how much are we seeking to raise? 

  • $1.6 miilion will buy us a set of eight classrooms, allowing us to move the classrooms now in our 'gym' into these eight classrooms and thus enabling us to repurpose the 'gym' into functioning as a true gym.
  • Another $200,000 will allow us to pay for that repurposing of the gym.
  • And IF we have a VERY successful campaign, one whch raises an additional $1.6 miilion beyond the above amounts, we can then build another set of eight classrooms, allowing us to continue to grow our enrollment.

Help build a lasting impact for your children, or a legacy in their name. Share the Vision! Build the Dream! Contribute to our Capital Campaign, and encourage others to do so as well!!! Here is a link you can use to make a contribution to this worthy effort:


Also, click here for our most recent Annual Report on givng to this Campaign: CIS Capital Campaign Recap 16-17