Why Give to ISKL and Other Questions

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Why Give To ISKL And Other Questions

ISKL is a not-for-profit, parent-owned school whose only shareholders are the students we serve. As such, through effective governance, a strong administration, and a committed parent community, ISKL has been providing our students with the best possible learning experience and environment, relying primarily on tuition fees. ISKL needs the philanthropic support of our entire community to make ISKL’s aspirations for its learning environment a reality.

In August 2022, as ISKL and the world were coming out of the pandemic, we decided to look into the structure of our donation funds and recategorize all the various historical funds into three categories within the “Inspire Campaign”: People, Places, and Programs. The previous funds were carefully analyzed and recategorized to the closest category. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the recategorization of funds, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].


The INSPIRE PEOPLE campaign supports the ISKL Pathways Scholarship Program. This scholarship will provide students with a fully-funded four-year study of the High School program, from Grades 9 to 12, at ISKL. It will be awarded to deserving and inspirational students who are passionate about achieving the competencies to make a positive impact and be nurtured and guided in further developing their passions and understanding of the world to transform themselves, others, and the environment.


The INSPIRE PLACES campaign supports ISKL’s mission to provide an exceptional educational experience for our students by funding innovative and sustainability-focused projects, places, and partnerships.


The INSPIRE PROGRAMS campaign supports the Inspiration Fund, established to allow members of our community to collaboratively give back to ISKL for the benefit of current and future students. The aim is to provide a learning experience that is truly inspirational and encourages student excellence. Inspiration Fund projects complement ISKL’s rigorous and impactful curriculum, giving students every opportunity to succeed as spirited global citizens.

Our campaigns offer all in the community the chance to participate and join us in ensuring the delivery of a world-class facility supporting a world-class education.

Naming opportunities

ISKL welcomes conversation with families and corporations for whom a signature naming opportunity would be appropriate. For corporate partners, we can discuss a relationship involving signage and exposure for naming and branding (upon approval by the ISKL Board of Directors) and usage of facilities.

The vision is to ensure that our ISKL campus is available to the wider community in Kuala Lumpur, and as such, wider exposure for our corporate partners is offered. Families may choose to name a space for their family or honor a loved one. For many years, the iconic campus design will serve as a fitting and significant place for our partners.

Classroom naming is offered for 10 years, after which the school reserves the right to provide the naming to another family/donor. 

The naming of spaces on the Ampang Hilir Campus is meaningful, and as such, the ISKL Board will approve the naming of all spaces

Honor a member of the ISKL community

When considering a gift to support the ISKL community, honoring a teacher who impacted your life or your child’s life is a beautiful gesture, and a naming opportunity for a classroom or special project could be arranged based on request.

INSPIRE Fund gifts

ISKL would welcome gifts to any of the INSPIRE Fund (Inspire People, Inspire Places, Inspire Programs). If you don’t have a specific program in mind, you can make an unrestricted gift. We will pool the money raised to fund the projects based on their contribution to achieving ISKL’s vision and mission.

Online Payment
You can now make a gift via online payment through our Donation page.

Bank Transfer
CIMB Berhad, Account No: 8008-352-178, CIMB Bank Berhad, Lot 1 Ground Floor, Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur, 282, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Swift Code: CIBBMYKL (Please note “capital gift” and notify [email protected] after submission).

Payment by Cash or Check
You may make your gift by cash or by check made payable to The Society for The International School of Kuala Lumpur.
Please send or deliver your check or cash gift to:
Alumni Department
The International School of Kuala Lumpur
P.O. Box 12645
50784 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

US taxpayers can make a tax-efficient gift through our partnership with Every.org

Through our affiliation with Every.org, US taxpayers can make a gift to support ISKL and receive a tax deduction for that gift. 

While ISKL is a not-for-profit, it is legally registered as a Society, not a charity and therefore can not issue tax receipts for donations in Malaysia. Any sponsorship or donations will be issued a receipt but ISKL will not issue invoice as there is not purchase of products or services. Furthermore ISKL is regulated by the MoE which only authorized the issuance of invoice related to tuition fees.

Malaysian tax law does not allow local taxpayers to claim tax relief for gifts to ISKL at this time.

The Inspire Fund comprises three categories of donations allocated based on approved school initiatives within one to two academic years. Endowments are permanently restricted funds, traditionally designated for a particular purpose; the principal is invested, and only interest is spent.

Both of these parent-run organizations raise money annually in support of ISKL. By combining efforts, we hope to have a greater impact on current students by funding strategic priorities.

Every gift counts, and every gift is important! We welcome all contributions, big or small.

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