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Our Annual Fund
EBI’s Annual Fund, "Juntos Avanzamos," is our major annual fundraising effort that helps us to fund the gap between tuition revenue and operating expenses, and empowers us to continually invest in our programs, our staff, our community and our children.
You can fill out our online Annual Fund pledge card or make your donation online today. Some companies will match your donation to our school. Find out here if your employer has a matching program. To read EBI's Annual Fund FAQ's, please click here.
Thank you for generously supporting our school and our mission!
Our Diversity Fund
EBI’s Diversity Fund is aligned with our mission and reinforces our commitment to diversity, inclusion and multiculturalism by reducing financial barriers for families and promoting diversity-related programs.While it is primarily intended to supplement our established tuition assistance program, it also funds diversity-related workshops, events and projects that enhance our community and inspire our students.
Each year at our annual gala and auction, we hold a special fundraising campaign within the event dedicated to a specific project at our school that enhances our learning environment. It’s called Fund-a-Need. In 2019-2020, our Fund-a-Need campaign focused on raising money for faculty professional development and the Diversity Fund. Our faculty and staff are committed to continuous learning, and the additional funds raised through this campaign, help them to continually develop an innovative curriculum that is based on the best practices in education for all students.
Our Annual Gala
Escuela Bilingüe Internacional’s Annual Gala & Auction is a wonderful celebration of our community and another way in which donors can support EBI. Spearheaded by our parent volunteers, this exciting evening is their most important and successful fundraising event of the year. The funds that are raised at this event are used to enhance our facilities, purchase equipment, and offer new programs that are imperative for our students' personal and academic growth.
Ways to Give
There are many options for giving to our school and community. Whichever option you choose, we appreciate your thoughtfulness and philanthropy.
EBI Tax ID: 20-2258099
You can make your donation with a check.
Please make your check payable to Escuela Bilingüe Internacional and write the name of the fund on your check. You are welcome to mail your check to the school or drop it off at one of the security boxes located in the lobby of each campus.
Our address is: Escuela Bilingüe Internacional, 410 Alcatraz Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609
You can donate online through PayPal.
Just click on the button to submit your donation.
You can make your donation with a personal credit card.
If this is the option you would like to use, please call Paloma Baquerizo, Director of Development and Special Events, at (510) 653-3324, Ext 102.
EBI Tax ID: 20-2258099
Your employer may match your donation.
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Some provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy please enter the name of the company here.
Thank You for Your Support
Each year, EBI’s families, friends, alumni and Board of Trustees support our mission by making financial contributions to the school above and beyond tuition. These additional resources allow us to provide an exceptional experience for every EBI student. More than anything else, your philanthropy inspires our vision for tomorrow and allows us to continually improve our school.
We are truly grateful to our donors for their commitment to EBI. They may not realize it, but each time someone makes a gift to EBI they are saying “thank you.” Whether it is a gift from a thankful alumni or a grateful parent, when a family chooses to donate to EBI they are demonstrating their gratitude for the hard work our faculty and staff are doing everyday.
Retail Rebates that Support EBI
Give money to EBI while you shop! We have partnered with several retailers to receive a rebate when our families shop on their website or in their stores. This is our Compras fundraising program, and all of the money we receive from these rebates goes directly to improving programs for our students.
To use the Amazon Smile (link is external)program to raise money for EBI, start by clicking on our Amazon Smile registration page. You will need to login and search for Escuela Bilingüe Internacional as the organization you would like to receive your rebate. Then, just do your normal shopping! EBI will receive up to 0.5% of the value of your purchases during every Amazon shopping session that uses the EBI link. To contribute even more money to EBI, consider paying for your Amazon purchases with an Amazon gift card available through the Benefit app!
EBI has partnered with Benefit (link is external) (link is external), a free iPhone and Android app that allows you to shop at many of your favorite retailers (link is external) and give up to 20% of every transaction back to the school. Just shop like you would normally. When it is time to check out, open the Benefit app on your phone and purchase a digital gift card for the amount you need. Then, instantly use your digital gift card (instead of your own debit/credit card) to pay for your purchase. The app is already linked to your payment source.
How to Get Started
1. Download the app
(link is external)2. Choose Escuela Bilingüe Internacional as your beneficiary
3. Select your payment method (credit card, checking account or both
4. Start shopping and giving to EBI!
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Meet our Advancement Team
Director of Advancement
Karen received her B.S. in Marketing from Howard University and her MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. She spent the first eighteen years of her career at a global consumer products firm creating and executing strategic selling platforms, re-launching billion dollar brands and developing retention work processes for top talent.
After giving birth to her son in 2012, Karen decided to embark on a new professional journey. Today, she is EBI’s Director of Advancement and is thrilled to have the opportunity to be a positive force for children in a changing world.
When she is not working hard advancing the mission of EBI, Karen loves spending time with her family, exploring new cuisines, traveling and volunteering in the community. You can contact her directly at email@example.com.
Director of Development and Special Events
Born and raised in Madrid, Spain, Paloma Baquerizo has a Law degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. After working as a Public Defender and an International Contracts Attorney in Spain, she moved to Berkeley and spent fifteen years working in Immigration Law.
A firm believer in multilingual immersion programs, Paloma has seen the benefits of an international education firsthand, both academically and culturally, in the lives of her two trilingual adult sons. She is proud to play a significant role in implementing EBI’s pioneering program for over twelve years and continues to be an enthusiastic supporter of EBI students and families.
When she is not working hard promoting EBI, Paloma loves spending time with her family, cooking extraordinary food, and walking in the East Bay hills. You can contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.