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Thank you for your interest in supporting French International School of Oregon! 

Our development team will help you navigate the many opportunities to support the school, whether you are a parent, grandparent, or friend. Our door is always open and we encourage you to drop by with questions, ideas, or just to say hello. 

Like most independent schools, French International relies on financial and volunteer support from our community to support day-to-day operations, as well as larger strategic initiatives, enabling our school to continue moving boldly forward in our mission. Contributions of time, treasure, and talent from our parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends help to make French International extraordinary. We encourage each of our families to make French International one of their top philanthropic priorities.


French International School of Oregon is Portland’s longest-established language-immersion school and the city’s only IB World School for students in preschool through grade 8. Our school educates students from a global perspective preparing them to engage with inclusivity, achieve with integrity, and excel with distinction. 

While we continue to evolve through visionary leadership, your philanthropic support ensures that our students experience the fullest possible range of intellectual, artistic, athletic, technological, and social opportunities. 

The generous contributions of our families, grandparents, alumni, parents of alumni, and friends directly benefits our students and helps our school adapt to the challenges of an increasingly intricate world. We thank you in advance for your support! 


Shawna Foster

Shawna Foster

Director of Development
Charlotte Bouaziz

Charlotte Bouaziz

Assistant Director of Development, Annual Giving and Engagement
Monica Perez

Monica Perez

Development Events Coordinator
Noelle Stiles

Noelle Stiles

Advancement Services Coordinator

News and Donor Stories

A graphic that says "Together We Gave. Thank You Merci Danke Xie Xie Gracias" with the Giving Tuesday and FI logos

On November 28, the French International community supported the Annual Fund by participating in Giving Tuesday. Our community raised over $33,000, with more dollars in matching gifts still being processed. Thank you to everyone who supported French International.

A photo of Lia and her husband Patrict

At French International, we are proud to have devoted parents, faculty, staff, alumni, and grandparents committed to positively shaping our school and enriching the student experience. LaGazette features families who choose to donate to the Annual Fund and why they support French International. Get to know French International alumna, Lia Dawley.

A square graphic with photos of Shawna, Charlotte, Monica, and Noelle

Like most independent schools, French International relies on the volunteering and financial support of the community to help make the school extraordinary. The French International Development team oversees fundraising, coordinates volunteering, and helps plan community events. Get to know the four members of the Development Team.

A photo of Erin, David, Owen and Jacob Cho

French International is proud to have a diverse and dedicated group of parents, faculty, staff, alumni, and grandparents who have all committed to positively shaping the French International experience for our community! Each month, we want to highlight a different donor or volunteer to showcase the many reasons why people choose to support French International. This month we are recognizing the Cho family.

French International Celebrates 35th Annual Gala and Auction

On Saturday, April 29, parents, grandparents, faculty, staff, and friends of French International celebrated at the Annual Gala and Auction. With more than 300 people in attendance, this year’s Gala was the biggest in school history. We are grateful for the generous support of our community who helped raise more than $150,000 and counting.