We are a decade into our school’s story. This was a decade marked by rapid growth, a world facing countless changes and challenges, and a growing community of families and educators recognizing IST as the preeminent school for a well-rounded, globally minded education in Central Texas.


As we embark on our next decade, we are faced with endless possibilities and limitless potential. But, the cost of tuition at a private, non-profit school does not fully cover the enriching educational experience we provide to each student. In order to keep tuition at competitive levels and ensure that we remain accessible to more families, we raise money during our annual campaign to bridge the “gap” between tuition and the true cost of an IST education. This potential can only be recognized through your generosity and support of our Trailblazer Fund.


Our extraordinary community has always risen to the occasion when called upon; serving as exceptional stewards of our school and community. We show our commitment to our mission by making financial contributions above and beyond tuition. The Trailblazer Fund is the manifestation of your commitment to our shared vision of growth, courage, and community.

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I already pay tuition. Why should I give more?

Like many independent, nonprofit schools, IST does not charge tuition equal to the actual cost of educating each student. The expense of operating a high-quality school committed to academic excellence is enormous. In order to bridge the “gap” between tuition and operating expenses, supplemental funds need to be raised through voluntary contributions to a school’s annual giving campaign. This arrangement offers a significant financial benefit as it allows us to keep tuition costs down while providing an incentive for families to make a tax-deductible gift to the school to make up the difference. The funds raised each year are essential for IST to maintain a comprehensive, well-rounded, and competitive educational program for our children.

Who gives to the annual campaign – just parents?

While most of our support does come from parents, many of our contributors include teachers, staff members, grandparents, friends, and local businesses. We deeply appreciate all who support IST and its mission.

How much should I give?

The answer is simple: Give what is meaningful to you! We do not assign specific dollar amounts to any of our families. And although we won’t tell you how much to give, we do encourage you to make a gift that demonstrates your level of support and appreciation for IST. No matter the size, every gift counts and every gift makes a difference.

Are contributions tax-deductible?

Yes. 100% of your gift to the IST Annual Fund is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Can I make my gift in installments?

Yes. Your gift to the IST Annual Fund may be pledged over time!

Please contact Brandy Hoopaugh, Director of Finance, at (512) 351-3403 or b.hoopaugh@istexas.org with questions or for information on customizing payment arrangements.

How can I give?

  • Make a gift online here, safely and securely, using a credit or debit card.
  • Make a Gift by Mail
    You may send a check made payable to:
    International School of Texas
    Attn: IST Annual Fund
    15506 TX-71
    Bee Cave, TX 78738
  • Make a Gift by Wire Transfer
    Please use the following information to complete your wire transfer:
    Bank name: Plains Capital Bank
    Bank address: 5010 University Avenue
    Lubbock, TX 79413
    Routing: 111322994
    Swift Code: PLASUS44 (for international wires)
    Account name: International School of Texas
    Account: 7367308055
  • Gifts of Stock
    Gifts of appreciated securities offer a two-fold savings opportunity. Donors avoid paying capital gains taxes on the increased values of their stocks; they also receive an income tax deduction for the full market value of the stock on the date of the gift.
    Please use the following information when making a gift of stock:
    Bank name: Fidelity Investments
    Account name: International School of Learners and Leaders
    Account: Z50122998
    DTC: 0226

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Brandy Hoopaugh, Director of Finance, at
(512) 351-3403 or b.hoopaugh@istexas.org

How can I double or triple my gift?

Many companies offer employee matching gift programs where they will double or even triple your contribution to IST. Some employers may even match gifts made by retirees and family members. The match is not automatic, however, and needs to be initiated by the employee.

For questions regarding your company’s matching gift program, please contact your employer’s human resources or community giving department.

We appreciate your gift and the impact that is has on each student.  To learn more about giving at IST, contact our Development Chair at development@istexas.org