What the UNIS Fund Helps to Support

Donations to the UNIS Fund support improvements and programs this school year. Every gift to the UNIS Fund is important and benefits every student.

Here are a few examples of what the UNIS Fund helps to support:


  • 20 LED Promethian Touch Screen panels - creating opportunities for classroom interactions and peer-to-peer collaboration - $78,000
  • 630 Chromebooks for MS students - enhancing both student learning and student accountability - $157,500
  • Exercise and Fitness Room Renovation – creating more well-lit and well-ventilated spaces with a range of new equipment - $700,000
  • New furniture configurations for JS and TH students - encouraging team work and flexible teaching methods - $100,000
  • Two Gender Neutral Bathrooms – promoting the safe integration of transgender and gender nonconforming people in our community - $100,000
  • New Pre-K Class– welcoming our newest students to an exciting and well-equipped purpose built space – $130,000
  • Maker Space for the MS – helping students translate how concepts in math and science apply to real world experiences with a dedicated 3D printer - $35,000
  • Financial Aid – recruiting well-qualified Tutorial House students from prestigious organizations such as the Oliver’s Scholar Program and Harlem Academy. Without financial aid, these students could not afford a UNIS education - $40,000 per student, (11 students 2016-2017 - $440,000)
  • New HDMI projector for the Sylvia Howard Fuhrman Theater – upgrading our projector to one that has new technology, higher resolution and is compatible with media playback devices - $40,000
  • Carnegie Hall Concert -giving our Manhattan and Queens students the opportunity to perform on this renowned stage. Held on Sunday, January 22, 2017 UNIS musicians perform an original commissioned piece by Elliott Chang ’12. Fundraising for the Carnegie Hall event will support a new upright piano and repairs to the theater grand piano - $30,000


  • 2 LED Promethian Active Boards creating opportunities for classroom interactions and peer-to-peer collaboration - $7,800
  • 120 Chromebooks for Queens JS and MS students - enhancing both student learning and student accountability - $28,750
  • New internet connection increasing speed by 20 times that will employ the Chromebooks and the Active Boards - $85,000
  • Returfing the playing field - providing our students a more safe and playable surface - $22,000
  • Relocated and enclosed library server – reducing the sound levels and adding a new IT office - $95,000
  • Carnegie Hall Concert – January 22, 2017 – giving MS Queens musicians the opportunity to perform on this renowned stage. More details below.

  • Ever Dreamed of a Better World?

    Watch the Community of Words video and find out how you can make a difference today by supporting the UNIS Fund!

    Gifts to the UNIS Fund make a tangible difference in the teachers we hire; the international curriculum, language courses and enrichment programs that we provide; and the art, drama, music and athletic programs we offer. Every measure of the advancement of UNIS is touched by your generosity. A donation to the UNIS Fund is one of the most important gifts you can make to our children in support of A Better World.

    Moving Forward Together

    To see our most recent brochure and videos showing all the ways the UNIS Fund directly supports UNIS students click below. To make a donation please visit here. Thank you!

    2016-17 UNIS Fund Brochure

    Special Message from Tutorial House Principal Antoine Delaitre:

    Special Message from Middle School Principal Chad Farley:

    Special Message from Junior School Principal Shireen Appana:

    Special Message from UNIS Athletic Director Duncan Davison:

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