Direct Giving


SOAR with The S.I.S. Direct Giving Campaign!


What IS Direct Giving? Well, the answer is in the name. A family contributes any amount of money and it goes directly to the school. Unfortunately, DPS funds cover only a little more than our teacher salaries and the facility upkeep. Your Direct Giving contributions – not DPS – fund Swigert’s IB Program, IB Coordinator, Spanish teacher and curriculum, and our classroom paraprofessionals. Swigert needs your support to continue offering these amazing opportunities to your children! Your donation is also tax deductible! At each party, there will be a brief presentation about the SOAR Campaign (Support Outstanding Academics & Resources) and the importance of the Direct Giving program. Come socialize with fellow parents, meet new families, talk with your child’s teacher and Principal TenCate, and support our school! Join us to learn more about this vital campaign so we can continue to offer your child a year filled with amazing educational opportunities, challenges, rewards and adventures!

Swigert Community… it’s that time of year again. The Direct Giving Campaign is in full swing. The kick-off party is the annual “Welcome Breakfast”, where all families– new and old– are invited to attend and enjoy an array of breakfast food/drinks, face painting, balloon artists and a musical act from Stapleton Music! Let’s make Swigert SOAR into this school year!

Saturday, August 27th – 10am-12pm

F15 Park
2831 Hanover Street
New Family/Welcome Back Party
Host families – Vitek, Pennick, Percival, Rustici, and Eliason

And please mark your calendars for our adults-only evening events:

Saturday, September 17th – 6:00pm
8052 East 33rd Avenue
Colorado Proud Party/Chili Cook-Off
Host families – Kerr, Carlson, Yeager, Lutz, and Lacy

October 1st – 5:00pm
1792 Wynkoop Street, No. 504
Downtown Loft Party – City Lights, Urban Nights
Host Families – Hart, Garces, Lis, and Letsch

October 15th – 7:00pm
7921 East 33rd Avenue
Hollywood after-party
Host Families – Pearson-Fisher, Beltzer, Thornham, Kobak, Shumate, and Davidson

Any questions? Email the Direct Giving Committee at

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Did you know that many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Some provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift!

Check with your employer today to see if they have a matching gift program!

If your employer requires an Employer Identification Number (EIN) (i.e. Federal Tax Identification Number), please use 90-0590510. You may email or mail your completed matching gift form to:

Swigert International School
Attn: Swigert PTA Treasurer
3480 Syracuse Street
Denver, Colorado 80238

Your personal gift and matched contribution will be credited to the Direct Giving Campaign.