Annual Fund


Your gift to the Annual Fund impacts every aspect of the unique educational experience at Riverstone

The Annual Fund is one of two major fundraising events held each year at Riverstone. Your gift will support the school as a whole, and impacts the opportunities associated with our Five Pillars and the outstanding educational experience we offer students. The funds raised during this short, five-week campaign provide us with the flexibility to say, “Yes!” and seize unique and important opportunities for our students throughout this school year that tuition alone would not provide.

Your tax-deductible gift shapes the lives of your children and future generations and is much appreciated.

Every student and faculty member benefits from your gift. Ultimately, your investment shapes the destiny of our institution! Please give commensurate with your ability, and demonstrate your support so we can obtain future grants.

The goal for our 2017 campaign, Learn to Fly, is to collectively contribute $160,000 to the Annual Fund, including 100 percent support from our Board of Trustees, parents, and staff. The campaign is being led by Annual Fund Co-Chairs Fred and Heather Webster.

The official campaign began Tuesday, October 17, and ended on Friday, November 17 but we gratefully accept contributions at any time.

Learn to Fly

Fred and Heather Bergmann wrote in their letter to the Riverstone community:

“As parents we want to give our children all the opportunities we can. Opportunities are like wings. If you have wings, you can fly…but first, you must leave the nest. Will you fall? Will you get hurt? Will you survive? Will you soar?

We believe Riverstone is the premier institution of experiential learning. We believe Riverstone has allowed our children to experiment, try new things, and sometimes fail, if only so they can learn to succeed. We believe knowledge is not simply poured into Riverstone students; through experience, wisdom is pulled out of them. We believe that is the Riverstone Difference.

Ten years ago when we enrolled our daughter, Gwyneth, in Riverstone, and two years later her brother, Mac, we felt we gave them their very own wings. From day one, our fabulous teachers pushed them lovingly out of the nest. In kindergarten the nest is on the ground. The fall is short. The landing doesn’t hurt. They get up and try again. By 6th grade they are flapping really hard! The nest is higher up now. Wing flapping doesn’t always equal success, but they are falling forward. They bounce around a bit; hit homework branches, exam trunks, fellow flapping students and (maybe) there are a few tears upon landing.

But from midway, they look higher. And at the top, they see students leaping out and soaring. They see what WILL be, if they just believe they can fly!

Whether your children are getting their wings, falling forward, or swooping from stratospheric heights, show the world you BELIEVE, like we do, that at Riverstone they will Learn to Fly. Give to the Annual Fund this year and help us reach our common goal of teaching our kids to fly as high as they can imagine!”

Make a gift anytime

Donate to the 2017 Annual Fund here

Please make your secure gift online using  (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover). If you are able to contribute with an electronic check, please consider doing so. Credit card transactions cost the school approximately 3 percent.

Give by mail
Return your donation to Riverstone International School at 5521 Warm Springs Avenue, Boise, ID, 83716

Make a gift of stock
Contact our Business Office.

Ask if your employer sponsors matching gifts
Many employers sponsor corporate matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions their employees make. Matching gift programs can double or even triple your donation. Please obtain your company’s matching gift form and send it to our Business Office with your gift.

Annual Fund contributions are tax-deductible.

Thank you for your generous support!

Annual Fund Giving Levels
The Watershed
The Confluence
The Channel
The Tributaries
The Headwaters
The Source
Gift Amount
$15,000+
$10,000 – $14,999
$5,000 – $9,999
$2,400 – $4,999
$1,000 – $2,499
Up to $999