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2022 ISP Gala and Auction raises 4 million CZK for scholarships and Ukrainian refugees

Written by Gabriella, Grade 10, ISP Multimedia storyteller

On May 7th 2022, ISP hosted our annual scholarship fundraiser, which this year was held at the Petschek Villa, the US Ambassador’s Residence. The glamorous baroque inspired interior, with live music throughout the evening only served to add to the wonderful atmosphere. In addition, the 1920s theme provided us with some beautifully dressed guests– thank you all for participating! Check out the recap video.

Besides the obvious fun of the event, we raised 4 million CZK by the end of the night. This generously donated money will not only support tuition for motivated Czech students to attend ISP, but will also support the recently displaced Ukrainian student refugees. The fact that we were able to make such a big contribution to this cause makes this year’s Gala even more special.

We are so encouraged by our community’s deep commitment to an ISP education.

“We are especially thankful that we have the opportunity to create life-changing opportunities at ISP for students for whom such an extraordinary education would otherwise be out of financial reach. We are unlocking doors for students who will now have access to an ISP experience.” 

– ISP Director Dr. Chip Kimball

The ISP Scholarship Program was initiated 21 years ago, and so far, 31 Czech students have benefited from these scholarships. It is integral to ISP that we provide all children, regardless of socioeconomic background, a chance for a great education. 
ISP greatly benefits from our fantastic scholarship students, who not only add to the socioeconomic diversity in our school but also bring vitality and excellence to our community. All our scholars continue their education and go to university on another scholarship and go on to lead healthy, fulfilling, and purposeful lives, contributing responsibly to our changing world.

“Being the recipient of the ISP Scholarship has been a life-changing event that helped me not just to discover my inner talents and strengths, but as well opened up a major door of opportunities and a brighter future.”

Victoria Shedeva (Class of 2017)

“My sense of who I am today is inseparable from learning and caring about people who are quite unlike myself, and it was at ISP that I developed this sense of critical thinking and empathy.“

Lucie Vágnerová (Class of 2006)

As you can see from the testimonies above, the experience ISP provides is absolutely priceless. Students who have studied with us have gone on to attend Cambridge, Oxford, and reached corners of the world they previously didn’t think possible. We are so grateful we are able to give back every year to the community that surrounds us. 

Thank you to the Organizing Committee and everyone involved in preparing, performing, attending, and contributing to the 2022 ISP Gala and Auction!