The History of the Day


On December 1st, 2017, the ISB community celebrated the legacy of Founding Head of School, Rebecca Skinner. Since then, we have started a tradition of honoring the founding of ISB by making it our giving day to support the Annual Fund for Excellence.

One of ISB’s founding core values that we continue to share is community. ISB was able to grow and flourish into the school that we know today because of the outstanding commitment of parents, teachers, and friends. Founders’ Day gives our community the opportunity to come together and show support for the vision that inspired our founders.

Our 2020 Special Challenge


We had a special opportunity to celebrate community participation through our 2020 challenge. Our challenge was to reach 131 donations between December 1st and December 6th in order to secure an additional $10,000 gift and we made our goal! Thank you to everyone for coming together to participate in this challenge. It is because of you that we were successful!

Our ISB community made 158 donations raising a total of $57,157 for the Annual Fund for Excellence, exceeding our goal of 131 donations and thus, securing our additional $10,000 gift. This brings this year’s fundraising total to over $170,000, and more than halfway to our $250,000 overall goal!

Why 131 Donations?


ISB now has 131 alumni, and this number represents our school community’s continued success and growth as our students become passionate communicators, curious learners, and the next leaders.

Thank You for Celebrating Founders’ Day!


Thank you for celebrating our school’s beginning and building our school’s future by participating in this special Founders’ Day of Giving Challenge. Your generosity has made a bold and powerful statement about our collective support for ISB. There is still time to contribute to the Annual Fund for Excellence!

Please contact Director of Operations and Advancement, Natalie Judelson (, if you have any questions.