Annual Fund


Your gift to the Annual Fund sustains 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.

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 2016 campaign, Where the Journey Begins, is to collectively contribute $175,000 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 Rachel and Michael Bergmann.

The official campaign began Monday, October 17, and ended on Friday, November 18 but we gratefully accept contributions at any time.

Riverstone: Where the Journey Begins

Rachel and Michael Bergmann wrote in their letter to the Riverstone community:

“Michael and I were honored to be asked to chair the Riverstone Annual Fund. Our girls have had the privilege of attending Riverstone since the middle of the 2012/2013 school year, when we were forced to take a good hard look at their previous learning environment compared to our expectations. We wanted them to be in a school where they could learn, grow, and be confident in who they were as individuals, to have teachers who would help push and nurture their strengths and understanding of the world around them, and to be part of a community that supports and encourages diversity. With a leap (and initially, a lot of commuting) we began our journey at Riverstone. 

Watching our girls head out on their respective fall trips, and more recently discussing a science lab report with our oldest and singing Spanish songs with our youngest, we were reminded of what an exciting (and unique) journey lays ahead for the both of them.

Bob Carignan, Head of School, wrote, “As a school, our mission is to inspire in each of our students a journey of academic and personal exploration so that they may become independent thinkers who lead purposeful lives.”  This sentence perfectly sums up the “Why Riverstone?” for our family… and I for one, can’t wait to see where this journey takes us! 

Whatever journey your student sets their sights upon; be it academic excellence, arts and music, outdoor adventures, new beginnings, friendships, self-confidence, or personal growth… it begins at Riverstone. Thank you for joining our family in supporting the Riverstone Annual Fund this year!”

A note of appreciation from our Annual Fund co-chairs

“As of November 22, the Annual Fund reached $126,200 with 89% participation! Do you know what is equally exciting? That we hit 100% participation in Grades 2, 3, 5 and 9 as well as 100% participation from the Board of Trustees. A great big “Thank you” to everyone who donated, which includes parents, grandparents, staff, board members, and alumni. Because of your generosity, Riverstone can say “YES!” to more unique educational experiences that our children will all benefit from and enjoy throughout the coming school year!

We also want to take a moment to acknowledge the Annual Fund grade ambassadors. Their dedication and support helped make this campaign the success that it was. Michael and I can’t thank them enough. Thank you again for joining our family in supporting the Riverstone Annual Fund…time for us to hang up our crowns.”

Make a gift anytime

Give online here

Please make your secure gift via electronic check or credit card (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