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Concordia Gives

Individuals and families who give to the Concordia Fund become Concordia’s next generation of founders, raising the Concordia experience from excellent to exceptional.

More than twenty years ago, a group of people gave generously to launch Concordia International School Shanghai. These founders envisioned a top academic school, founded on Christian values, where leaders would care for each student & educate the whole child. 

In 2018, Concordia launched the Concordia Fund to continue this legacy of giving. Today's fund supports meaningful outreach and innovative enrichment programs that benefit all Concordia students.

Enrichment

In support of additional experiences where students are most impacted and where their deepest and longest lasting relationships are formed

Outreach

In support of student-centered service programs and initiatives that benefit the community, China and the entire world.

In 2018-19, more than 2000000 RMB was raised for Concordia student enrichment and outreach opportunities.

Enrichment & Outreach Projects Funded in 2018-19

Reading Hope Brings Books and Smiles to Children at Lagoon Primary

The Reading Hope project provided support to help our students construct a library for migrant children in need of better educational materials. Concordia students started a drive to collect books, and with resources from the Concordia Fund, they purchased shelves, tables, and chairs to outfit a library.

Students Join Shining Star to Help Left-Behind Children in Guangzhou

This resiliency training service trip was a collaboration with Shining Star to serve children of Guangzhou who are left behind when their parents leave to find better work in other cities. High school students created and led a curriculum focusing on health, safety, character, confidence, and resiliency to equip children who often lack parental assistance.

ES Students Use Design Thinking to Reimagine Garden Space

This new learning space imagined and designed by ES students is located adjacent to the ES Makerspace. The space will be used to encourage space calculations, gardening, composting, and hydroponic farming. This project enables students to learn in an outdoor setting, get messy studying science, and view the interdependence of living things first-hand.

Concordia Students Sit Down with Jordan Hattar to Discuss The Plight of Syrian Refugees

With support from the Concordia Fund, high schoolers were able to meet and work with humanitarian an director of Help4Refugees Jordan Hattar who helped them deepen their  understanding of the Syrian refugee crisis. As part of this educational workshop, Hattar brainstormed and taught ways students can build their storytelling and content writing.

Explorations Service Trip to the Philippines

This service and learning trip was made available to Grade 10 students and took place during the week-long high school Explorations program. On the trip, students had a chance to work closely with children in a local barangay in Manila.

A Purpose-built Space Perfect for Play

The early childhood play area was envisioned by middle school and early childhood students in collaboration with faculty and administration. It provides a safe space for Concordia’s youngest learners to develop social, emotional, and physical skills. This play area was made possible through the 2019 Gala & Auction and generous gifts to the Concordia Fund.

Rittmann Centre Upgrades

This project funded a lighting system to improve the choir, band, orchestra, drama and school musical experiences. This project is also supported by funds from the 2019 Gala & Auction.

Students Aerospace Visit

This project supported the Aerospace Engineering course and provided an opportunity for students to broaden their aviation exposure and understanding, allowing students to gain exposure to and learn about the aviation manufacturing industry in China at a visit to the Textron Aviation Production Facility.

Outdoor Rooftop Classroom

For this project, decking was added to the outdoor rooftop classroom outside of the high school science rooms. The new feature enables elementary and middle school students to better study weather and ecology and can be used for nighttime observation.

Outdoor Basketball Hoops

This project saw the addition of three new basketball hoops and padding installed in the Huangyang parking lot, which gives additional space for middle school students to play basketball.

Shining Star Book Project

A collaboration with RSB classes, this project supports creating and publishing books to share with children left behind as their parents work in other cities.

AQI Sensor Project

This project, supported by a gift to the Concordia Fund from the PSO, aims to give our school the best indoor air quality in Shanghai. Working with faculty, Concordia High School students designed and assembled 50 small portable AQI sensors to distribute throughout campus, to monitor the AQI in difficult-to-measure locations.

MS Organic Farming Project

This was the culminating experience for MS students who learned about and participated in organic farming. Students traveled to a farm on ChongMing Island to harvest organic fruits and veggies and enjoy a local luncheon with foods grown on the farm.

And we're just getting started...

The 2019-20 Strike a Match, Light a Fire Campaign will support new outreach & enrichment projects, including: 

  • An American Sign Language (ASL) Cohort
  • EC Author visit with Jan Latta, Wildlife Photographer and Author
  • Parent Presentation & Conversation with Author Lenora Chu
  • Service Trips to Assist Left Behind Children in Guangzhou
  • Concordia Family Service Trip to Cambodia
  • Continued Upgrades to the Rittmann Theare (including risers and band shell)
  • Continued Support of the AQI Project

New projects being added weekly!

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Giving Levels

Leadership Giving Circle

Phoenix Club Level - 50000 RMB +

Gold Level - 25000 to 49999 RMB

Blue Level - 5000 to 24999 RMB

Additional Giving Levels

Friend of Concordia - 500 to 4999 RMB

Donor - up to 499 RMB

Phoenix Family - all donors

As a Concordia community member, you understand the impact that our school can have on a young life. To honor the many ways that a Concordia education touches the lives of our community, we are launching the Concordia Fund. Gifts to the Concordia Fund support up-to date spaces and programs including co-curricular activities and world-famous authors and speakers that lift our children’s educational experience from excellent to exceptional, as well as outreach experiences that develop in our student’s hearts a compassion and a passion to serve. Donations to the Concordia Fund are accepted any time within this academic year. Every gift is important and every gift counts. Won’t you consider pledging your support with a gift to the Concordia Fund today?
 

Dr. Mary K. Scott
Head of School

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Made possible in partnership with the Shanghai Education Foundation

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Made possible in partnership with our founding organization the LCMS