Houston’s Premier PK3 – 12th Grade International Day School

The Awty Annual Fund

Gifts to The Awty Annual Fund are the first and most important gifts we ask of our community each year. They are an investment in Awty!  Therefore, they are an investment in the academic future of our students.

What does the Awty Annual Fund Support?

Awty Annual Fund dollars are unrestricted gifts, supporting areas of greatest need at Awty and these key areas:

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advances science, technology, engineering, arts, and math education.

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ensures 100% of our faculty have access to professional development opportunities annually.

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provides students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds with access to an Awty education.

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Awty Annual Fund dollars go to work right away to ensure our faculty and staff receive vital training, our students have access to cutting-edge technology in the classroom, our facilities nurture student exploration and learning, students from diverse and international backgrounds have equal access to an Awty education, and to support artistic and athletic greatness. CLICK HERE to see specific examples of how Awty Annual Fund dollars made a difference in 2018-2019.

All of this is what makes Awty Houston’s premier choice in international education!

1956 Society

The 1956 Society is The Awty Annual Fund's leadership donor recognition society.  Named to honor the school's founding year, it is comprised of donors who give $1,956 or more annually.  The 1956 Society gathers twice a year for an exclusive kick-off party in the fall and a celebratory reception in the spring where new members are welcomed.  Additionally, the Head of School's Circle, Kay Awty Founder's Circle, and Trustees' Circle members are invited to a private dinner with the Head of School each spring. 


Kay Awty Founder's Circle $25,000 and Above
Trustees' Circle $10,000 - $24,999
Head of School's Circle $5,000 - $9,999
1956 Society Member $1,956 - $4,999

Awty Annual Fund Week

During the 2018-2019 Awty Annual Fund Week, you helped us raise $143,412!

Thank YOU for making it possible!  Your gift directly supported the seven key areas featured below... and so much more!


SUNDAY / Reasons 1 & 2 - Athletics & Art

  • 60 jerseys and team backpacks purchased for Varsity Girls Soccer
  • 12 DSLR cameras purchased for the Fine Arts Department

MONDAY / Reason 3 - Financial Aid

  • 111 students are enjoying an Awty education this year thanks to The Awty Annual Fund

TUESDAY / Reason 4 - Professional Development

  • All staff and faculty receive professional development opportunities every year

WEDNESDAY / TODAY ONLY - Double Your Impact!

  • Our Board Chair Niloufar Molavi will match dollar for dollar the first $10,000 given today.

THURSDAY / Reason 5 - Libraries

  • Our libraries offer publications in seven different languages, outstanding author visits, digital audio books, and so much more.

FRIDAY / Reason 6 - Campus Maintenance & Enhancement

  • $65,000 used to paint the track and replace the fence at Awty Field


  • 31 new PCs, 31 new interactive LED panels, and 60 new iPads at the ELC

Awty Thrives Thanks to Our Generous Donors!

Thank you... for the gifts you have given in the past, for the gifts you make today, and those you will make in future years. The Awty International School became the world-class institution it is because of YOUR support!

The investments made by the Awty community created, and continue to improve the success of both current Awty students and the next generation, by making the school a place where they can grow to become leaders in their communities, and across the globe.

The Awty International School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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If you have questions, or would like assistance in planning your Awty philanthropic giving, please contact:

Director of The Awty Annual Fund and Alumni