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As one of only a few independent, not for profit schools in the region, ASD offers what is best about American education to provide learning experiences to promote the maximum potential of its students.

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Annual Giving Program

ASD has a treasured history, valued reputation and is one of only a few not-for-profit schools in Dubai. As a not-for-profit school, ASD accepts donations as additional resources to extend, enrich and enhance student learning opportunities.

The best independent schools in the world share qualities as a mission-centered focus, strong leadership, extraordinary programs, well-maintained and equipped facilities, an engaged constituency and a well-developed financial base to include opportunities to give.

In order to fulfill the mission of the American School of Dubai, ASD offers opportunities to make a difference through giving. Parents, alumni, parents of alumni, faculty and staff, organizations and friends are all invited to participate.

Making a gift to ASD is one way to raise your hand and say, “ASD is important to our family.” Giving is important because it reflects our spirit of shared experiences and mutual encouragement, enhances learning and provides for excellence beyond what tuition can provide

Funds raised, beyond what tuition can provide, will further enrich, extend and enhance the quality of the student learning experience made available to each student. We are also seeking over time to raise endowed funds to further secure the long-term financial stability of the school.

Gifts to ASD will have impact on people, programs and place.

Why does ASD raise money? Why an annual giving program?

Tuition alone cannot provide for many of the extras that complete an ASD education. Gifts support an ASD education through support to our libraries, professional development for teachers, support to service learning and more. Making a gift to ASD is a way for parents, faculty, staff, alumni and friends impact programs of importance and every student of ASD.

Why is participation imporant?

The annual giving program is one that our community can unite behind with the common goal of supporting our school and students. The greater the participation in giving, the more we can achieve for our school and students. The multiplier effect makes the participation of as many families as possible, important. Every gift counts, regardless of size.

What amount is best to give?

The emphasis of annual giving is participation. There are a variety of recognition levels to consider and we recommended giving at a level that is meaningful to you and your family. The size of your gift is a personal choice and every gift counts, regardless of size. Most importantly, when our community gives, it sends a clear message and often inspires others to give. ASD has received gifts for as little as AED 50 to tens of thousands.

Do I have a choice in where I give?

Yes, gifts may be designated to several areas, depending on your interest or passion. Your gift can be designated to the Arts, Athletics or ASD’s area of greatest need, which provides flexible support for the strategic priorities and needs of the school.

I support other charitable causes for the needy. Why should I give to ASD, a school considered to be wealthy?

Giving is a very personal decision; no one can tell you what is important to you. As you consider your family’s giving priorities, please consider giving back to ASD because it impacts your own community of children, who as leaders of tomorrow, deserve the very best education possible. When we raise funds beyond tuition, together, we can do more and provide the margin of excellence in education not otherwise possible. Giving to education is a common and popular philanthropic choice in North America where independent schools like ASD are not for profit. We hope you will give to your favorite not-for-profit school, and make ASD a top philanthropic choice for your family.

My company does not pay our tuition, we do. Why should I consider giving to ASD?

Making a gift to ASD is the simplest way to raise your hand and say, “ASD is important to our family.” Participation in annual giving is important because it reflects our spirit of shared experiences and mutual encouragement. Every gift is important because it means that we all have the desire to impact every student. Participation can also have an impact on gifts from outside resources, as foundations look at parent participation rates when considering large gifts to a school.

Why are there Recognition Levels?

ASD provides giving levels as a way to recognize donors for their giving in a given year. Leadership donors receive benefits, including special invitations to events and updates on special initiatives. Recognition levels are by household units/families. You may select to give and be recognized anonymously, if you choose.

Once I give, what happens then?

Once your gift or pledge is made, you will be thanked and acknowledged as a donor to ASD. Your gift will be held in a separate, dedicated fund and used as designated. ASD leadership will ensure all gifts are put to the best possible use to impact students today.

How do I participate?

It’s easy to make a gift. Complete a gift form, seal it in an envelope and drop it to the Business or Advancement Office. You may give cash, check or credit card (no fees). At the end of the ASD fiscal year, an Impact of Giving Report is prepared to acknowledge and celebrate donors and share on the use of gifts.

I am a U.S. citizen and file taxes. Are gifts tax deductible?

Gifts to ASD may be made in dirhams or dollars. A gift to ASD in dirhams does not receive a tax receipt for US tax purposes. However, a gift in US$ to the Friends of the American School of Dubai foundation (FASD), our registered 501c3 nonprofit organization in the United States, provides a charitable receipt for tax purposes. Gift made to the Friends of the American School of Dubai exists ultimately revert for use at ASD in Dubai.


Giving Levels

Founder's Society
AED 20,000 and above

Red & White Society
AED 10,000 - 19,999

Jumeirah Level
AED 5,000 - 9,999

Falcon Circle 
AED 1,500 - 4,999

Friends of ASD
Up to AED 1,499


Friends of ASD (FASD)

ASD accepts gifts in U.S. Dollars through the Friends of the American School of Dubai, a registered U.S. nonprofit and charitable organization (EIN#47-2740274). Donors to F.A.S.D. receive a donation/charitable receipt for their U.S. tax purposes.

Founder's Society
5,500 USD and above

Red & White Society
2,725 - 2,499 USD

Jumeirah Level
1363 - 2,724 USD

Falcon Circle 
409 - 1,362 USD

Friends of ASD
Up to 408 USD


Donor Honor Roll

American School of Dubai
PO Box 71188 Dubai United Arab Emirates
Tel: (+971 4) 395-0005
Fax: (+971 4) 395-0008
Makani: 16827 77215

Courier Address: American School of Dubai, Intersection of First Al Khail & Hessa Street, Opposite the Saudi German Hospital, Al Barsha Dubai, UAE

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