We did it! We made our 2018/19 MIS Hike to the Top! Annual Fund Goal!
Your donations directly support our students’ achievements and make a real difference! THANK YOU!
Tuition meets 90% of the school’s needs. The remaining 10% relies on successful annual fund campaigns. Funds raised from The MIS 2018/19 Annual Fund will translate into technology and learning tools for students, professional development and training for teachers, and support for diversity programs. MIS students are very active partners in growing the tree. The school will give on behalf of each class that achieves 100% participation a gift to a nonprofit selected by that class. In this way, students experience first-hand the importance of giving and the joy of helping others. Donate to the Annual Fund Today
Missoula International School is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization
(EIN # 81-0501614). Gifts to MIS are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
The Time is Now
MIS Capital Campaign
MIS has outgrown the beloved Prescott School and it no longer provides us with the space and facilities we need to meet our high standards. We have launched an ambitious $7 million capital campaign – The Time is Now-to build a new school and new location in central Missoula. We are in the process of designing and securing the private contributions and the financing for a school of the future where students today, as well as future generations of Missoula’s youth, can learn and grow into the adults that we want them to be – that the world needs them to be. MIS owns a 4-acre site where on which we will build our new home. It is centrally located in downtown Missoula.The location has all of the features that MIS stakeholders have identified as critical to a new, healthy and energetic learning environment. With 4 acres, there is ample space for an innovative educational facility, an athletic and community center to share with the greater Missoula community and abundant green space for outdoor play. There is easy access to biking corridors, trails, parks, bus routes, downtown amenities and the University of Montana. It is also tucked away in an established neighborhood where our students can feel safe and at home. Learn more
Missoula International School Endowment
The Missoula International School Endowment is a qualified, permanent endowment that can receive qualified charitable contributions that can qualify for the Montana Endowment Tax Credit. Donating to the MIS Endowment is beneficial for the donor AND the school! A funded, growing endowment will provide the school with financial resources that will support important programs and faculty and support long-term planning. Qualified gifts to the MIS Endowment can reduce the amount of taxes owed! Individuals and business entity taxpayers can make planned gifts to the MIS Endowment for a credit against state income tax liability in the amount of 40% of the present value of any planned gift up to a maximum of $10,000 per taxpayer. Businesses, corporations, partnerships, and LLC’s can make outright gifts to the MIS Endowment to receive a credit against state income tax liability in the amount of 20% of the present value of the gift up to a maximum of $10,000 per year. For more information, contact Lisa Robertson at [email protected], (406) – 542-9924.
Employer Matching Gifts
Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift! So check with your company and double or triple your donations to MIS!
SCRIP Programs "Make Shopping FUNdraising!"
SCRIP programs are stores that give a percentage of their sales to non-profits. So when you shop with a SCRIP store you are benefiting MIS and getting what you need! Below are stores and programs that offer SCRIP and most likely you already do most of your shopping at one of these groceries stores and online shopping with Amazon and other websites. Check them out and make your shopping count for more!
o How to sign up: Simply tell the cashier when you check out that you support MIS. o How much of my purchase goes to MIS? 3% of your grocery bill
o How to sign up: At the checkout when you get your receipt, write “Missoula International School” on it and hand it back to the cashier. You can request a second receipt if needed. o How much of my purchase goes to MIS? 1% of all designated purchases
o How to sign up: 1. Sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser. 2. From your desktop, go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page. 3. Select a new charitable organization to support. 4. Don’t forget to go to smile.amazon.com every time you shop on Amazon o How much of my purchase goes to MIS? The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases.
o How to sign up: 1. Much like AmazonSmile, go to www.escrip.com and sign up. 2. Find online merchants and sign up with the card you’ll be shopping with 3. Download the “ForgetMeNot” app for your phone and browser and every time you navigate to a participating E-SCRIP store a banner will appear at the top of the page to remind you to shop at this merchant through E-SCRIP o How much of my purchase goes to MIS? The percentage varies depending on the merchant, but it can be as much as 5%
Giving to MIS
The themes of generosity and active participation are woven into the MIS culture-in our classrooms, administration, Board of Trustees, and outreach to the community. The generosity of the MIS community is vital to the school’s ability to provide an exceptional educational experience. We offer our donors diverse ways to give. Donate Today