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 Dennis, 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. Let’s make Swigert SOAR into this school year!

Havana Nights
Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 6 p.m.
Hosted at the home of Courtney & Derek Lis – 3252 Trenton Street

Annual Chili Cook off/Bake off
Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 6 p.m.
Hosted at the home of Shana Lurie Cerise & Ryan Cerise – 8446 East 50th Avenue

Annual Online Giving Day
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Eat, Drink and Be Thankful
Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 6 p.m.
Hosted at the home of Laura & Zsolt Bessko – 5477 Willow Street

Any questions? Email the Direct Giving Committee at

Can’t attend the parties? Donate Now using our secure online website:

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Issues Donating Online?

If you have any issues donating online, please email


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.