Columbia Independent School’s ambitions for its students and programs surpass the resources provided through tuition revenue each year.  Therefore, we rely on the charitable donations to make up this difference.  

The Pride Fund, our annual giving campaign, touches all aspects of CIS programming and helps CIS remain a leader in independent education in Missouri. These 100% tax-deductible gifts are the difference between a good education and a great one; supporting professional development, upgrading technology, strengthening our athletics and arts programs, and retaining top faculty and staff.  

Our goal for the 2018-2019 Pride Fund is $165,000, approximately 10% higher than our goal last year. In order to reach this goal, we need your help.  These gifts, large and small, sustain our programs and allow us to continue to build a vibrant and dynamic community of learners. Additionally, you can choose to direct your contribution to the 2018-2019 Pride Fund to an area most significant to you.  

  • $50 provides materials for a robotics project 

  • $250 sends a teacher to a training conference

  • $500 purchases an iPad for a classroom

  • $2,000 provides transportation for athletics and arts activities

  • $5,000 pays for internet and network upgrades 

You may make your donation online, by check, or you may pledge a donation to be paid by June 30, 2019.  Pledges can be apportioned to the same payment schedule as your tuition.  

Let’s kick off the next 20 years with a mighty roar!