Our Annual Fund

EBI’s Annual Fund, "Junt@s en Sinergia," 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. 

Thank you for generously supporting our school and our mission!

Your donation makes a difference.

Like all independent nonprofit schools, Escuela Bilingüe Internacional relies on philanthropic support to supplement its tuition revenue. The additional funds raised through your generous donations allow us to increase the amount of tuition assistance we provide, offer specialty programs to our students, and promote community events. Your gift helps EBI fulfill its commitment to maintaining the highest standards in all areas of education.

2021  Fund-a-Need

Each year EBI’s “Fund-a-Need” helps support a specific effort at our school that directly enhances the student’s learning environment. We are grateful for the tremendous participation from our community each year in this facet of the annual gala and auction.

All funds raised from your contributions will go directly towards the EBI Relief and Support Fund (R&SF), which will be used to support our financial aid programs (tuition assistance and diversity fund), as well as professional development, and ongoing school operations during the pandemic. 

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.

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

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
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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!

Sports Basement is a local sporting goods store focused on giving back to the community. Through their school rewards program, they will give 10% of all of the profits earned through EBI-related salesto EBI. Just mention Escuela Bilingüe Internacional when you shop at the Sports Basement to earn 10% off your entire purchase and 10% for EBI!

Meet our Advancement Team

Karen Hayes

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 khayes@ebinternacional.org.

Paloma Baquerizo

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 pbaquerizo@ebinternacional.org.