Why giving matters
The generosity of our community is essential to ASL’s ability to provide an extraordinary education. Gifts of time, talent and treasure impact our students’ education every day. We are incredibly grateful for the commitment and generosity of our community.
The stories below highlight the programs and opportunities impacted by giving to the School, and the effect of these experiences on our ASL family over the years.
I was ASL’ s first Endurance Award winner having joined ASL in Kindergarten. The uniquely international nature of the school provided an invaluable launch pad for the rest of my life and career.
Bob Carter (ASL 1969-2014)
I believe in the enduring institution of ASL. It’s important to me to support today's ASL students, even after all these years—and it’s nearly 50 since I first set foot on the ASL campus, then located at the Working Men’s College. And the fact that so many of my former students stay connected to the School—and to me—is a testament to the legacy of fine teaching that has always been a trademark of ASL.
Lala and Akbar Rafiq P ’24 ’27
We donate because we love our school and believe in the importance of participation. Our children are receiving a quality education, and there is no place they would rather be. We see the impact of giving on their experience every day. Giving to the Annual Fund is an important part of ASL’s culture and we are honored to do our share to support the School and its programs.
Volunteering on behalf of ASL gives us great pleasure because we believe in the importance of lending a hand when and where we can. We thoroughly enjoy this opportunity to work and interact with so many fantastic members of our vibrant community and make a difference.
Laura Sukawaty P ’05 ’07
Our daughter gained a lot from Buck Herron, who instils a lot of confidence in his students. Our daughter uses skills learned in these classes every day in her personal and professional life. For that, I am forever grateful.
Julia and Brad Nilson P ’21 ’24 ’26
We never stop being amazed how happy our kids are at ASL, and the confidence and joy with which they talk about their learning. This is what makes ASL so special, and we feel honored to donate to the ASL Annual Fund.
Any way that we can give back to the School feels like a privilege. As a family, we enjoy the PCA community service days. It’s a chance for us to step into the larger London community and see our students give to others with commitment and love.
ASL really is the focal point of our family life. It’s a community we all feel a part of and one that enriches us every day. We are honored to participate in the work of the School.
Janel and Glen Hastings P ’22 ’25
Our children are thriving at ASL. They have made new friends from around the globe; they have been welcomed by their teachers and fellow students immediately as members of the school community; and they feel nurtured and supported in this amazing academic community that teaches its students the importance of respect, responsibility, kindness, integrity and the courage to act. As new members of the community, it is our family’s great pleasure to support ASL, as a means of thanking this extraordinary school for the gifts that will stay with our children throughout their lives.
We choose to engage as volunteers because we know that both the academic and the social components of ASL require the collaborative cooperation of all members of the school community. We’re proud to be part of this greater good.