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2015-2017 NIST Giving Report

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2015-2017 NIST Giving Report

Message from the Head of School

Brett Penny - Head of School at NIST International School

A community grows and flourishes only through the efforts and generous contributions of all within it. NIST is fortunate to have many benefactors who offer their time, expertise and financial support to provide our students with unique, world-class learning opportunities. This giving report, detailing the contributions to the NIST Giving Fund from 2015-2017, recognizes those individuals and also details the accumulative gifts that we have received since we began fundraising in 2000.

As the world continues to transform at a swift pace, schools must similarly adapt to provide the facilities, resources and teachers to prepare students for an uncertain future. All funds raised through the NIST Giving Fund and other events directly support this within our community. As an independent, not-for-profit school, we rely upon tuition income for staff and curriculum expenses. Donations allow us to develop more rapidly than would otherwise be possible, as funds can be allocated to support further projects and programmes.

The past two academic years have been particularly rewarding, with over 104 million Thai baht raised through the Education Fund in Commemoration of King Rama IX and the creation of the EA Learning Enrichment Fund, started through the generous donation of two parents and grown through the contributions of many more.

To learn about other ways in which you can support the NIST community, contact our Director of Development, Khun Supranee Taecharungroj, at supraneet@nist.ac.th. Thank you to all who have played a part in the extraordinary growth of our community, and we look forward to what the future will continue to bring.

Brett Penny, Head of School 

Why Give?

Each of us believes in something. Whether a cause, a principle, a person or an organization, it compels us to look beyond ourselves and contribute to something greater. At NIST we are fortunate to have a powerful force that connects us: learning. Education makes an impact far beyond the walls of a school, and our students apply their learning to bring about positive change in their communities. From our service learning activities to projects like the the Maeramit Development Group and FairNIST Coffee to our many unique learning opportunities, we strive to create a community that not only benefits your children, but also others around the globe.



Our 2015-2017 Donors

Anonymous (12)Nicha Somboonvechakarn
Ake Jongprasanwong and Wasinee SurachartchairitNirut Chavanarodjanarugi
Anna and Paul GamblesNum and Chawanee Tanthuwanit
Anne ChaitrintawatPanaiyada Angkanawattana
Anurak ThienthongPanitta Boriphantakul
Apex Plastech Co., Ltd.Parinya Kitjatanapan
Atika ThokaewPhattarin Jirapojaporn and Suebpong Atichartakarn
Australian Parents GroupPitsanu Sirimongkolkasem
Beger Co., Ltd.Piya Sosothikul
Brett PennyPojamas Jayanama
Brian ShermanPongpan Pipitvijitkorn
Buranee ClausenPrakit Phananuratana
Chaipat SahasakulPrapakon Thongtheppairot
Chanettee ChatchalermwitRatidanai and Pichanun Hoonsawat
Chatri and Churairat EamsobhanaRosalie Chidwick
Chattima and Thanarak HariratsereeScandinavian Country Group
Chayawat SattabusyaSiriwan Ingkananon and Santi Chaisrisawatsuk
Chayodom SibunruangSomsak and Khun Ying Patama Leeswadtrakul
Danaiphand AkarasakulSomyod Suteerapornchai
Dit and Nichapa AsvaplungprohmSoraphon Poramapornpilas
Dongyan YangSujima Viravaidya
Guillaume GuerrinSupachai Chularojmontri
James MacDonaldSupatporn Chuangoen
Japanese Parent GroupSurapong Chingnawan and Sarinna Chonggussayakul
Jaspal Company LimitedSurin Narula
Jiraporn TuangsitthisombatTanapong Chirapanidchakul
Kaisit UdomkunnatumTejavibulya Family
Kittiphun and Rujirawan AnutarasotiThai CC Club
Korea Tourism OrganizationThamrong and Thunyaporn Triprasertphot
Korean Parent GroupThatsuda Palitdejtakul
Kriengsak PanrattanamongkolThitithep Jearkjirm
Krisada and Pauline LamsamToyota Motor Thailand Co., LTD.
Krisdee and Marinee ChungwatanaTritecha Tangmatitham
Kwanlah SobhonUSA & Canada Country Group
Larbboonsarp FamilyVarun Taepaisitphongse
Lasa Sophonpanich and Warokart TapasanantVibul Tuangsitthisombat
Millennium Auto Co., Ltd.Vinotto Co., Ltd.
Monchai Vachirayonstien and Viriya ThawilvejjakulVorathep Srikuruwal
Naiyanut MahathitiratWanichar Srichandra
Napatsawan PhancharoenworakulWantana Thongthai
Narawadee Bualert and Chwaphon SavirasaridWatha Suteesopon
Nattakarn and Tatiya BoonsriWin Singphatanakul
Nattaya PraditsuwanYosathep and Suvita Singhsachathet

How NIST Invested Your Donations

In 2013, NIST embarked on an ambitious period of campus development that was divided into four phases. Phase I, the construction of The Hub, was completed in the summer of 2014. Phase II, the refurbishment of Buildings 1 and 2, was completed during the summer of 2015. Phase III, the renovation of Building 1, was finished by May 2016. We are now entering the fourth and final phase, which included ongoing consultation from Fielding Nair, a top educational architecture firm, to examine our entire campus footprint and identify the best ways to use and enhance our learning spaces.

Effect of Environment on Learning QuoteThis focus on campus development has enabled us to create facilities that directly impact student learning. Research increasingly points to the need to design learning environments to align to our understanding of student learning. As indicated in a report from The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, this approach “understands the transactional relationship between learners and their learning environment and that sustainable design does not merely signify the integration of green principles, but rather how the learning environment – social and physical – can contribute to the development of the learner.”

The aim of each phase of campus development at NIST has thus not only been to construct new facilities and modernize existing buildings by making them more aesthetically attractive, but also to create environments that maximize the learning opportunities for all children at NIST. This includes the incorporation of technology, expansion of open learning spaces, and effective utilization of space and light. Due to this focus on developing the NIST campus, the previous divisions in the giving summary, which included the NIST Annual Giving Fund (for campus development, education, and sports and recreation), have been combined into the NIST Campus Development Projects.

Over the course of the last 18 years, our generous donors have raised a total of THB 283,434,482. From 2015 to 2017 alone, the total amount raised was THB 104,456,877, an incredible 27% of the all donations since 2000. We are humbled and incredibly grateful that you have entrusted NIST with your children’s education, and have chosen to make the further commitment of investing in our community’s future. With your help, we will continue to meet our mission to inspire growth, empower individual excellence and enrich lives.


2000-2017 Total Giving Summary

NIST 2000-2017 Giving Summary

2015-2017 Giving Summary

NIST 2015-2017 Giving Summary

Campus Development Projects


Phase 1 Projects


Phase II Projects


Events & Donor Recognition

Learn More about Giving

Our Development Office builds relationships with parents, students, alumni, grandparents, friends, corporations and the greater community. Our goal is to develop these relationships into a culture of philanthropy that furthers NIST’s vision, benefiting Thailand and the globe through the creation of informed, principled citizens who can impact others and contribute to creative solutions for the many challenges we face in the 21st century.

If you would like more information on donating to NIST, please contact Director of Development Khun Supranee Taecharungroj at supraneet@nist.ac.th or call 02 017 5888 ext. 1100.

Our Generous Donors

We are honored to recognize those donors who, over the years, have offered their continuous support for the school through their gifts. It is their generosity and passion for education that have helped us build a progressive, visionary learning community.

NIST International School - Founders DonorsTotal Donations of THB Five Million or More

Anonymous (2)
Anutin Charnvirakul
FlyNow Group
Narawadee Bualert & Chwaphon Savirasarid
Pornchai Boonvisuit & Siriwan Chaisiri
Singhsachathet Family
Somsak & Khun Ying Patama Leeswadtrakul
Sujima Viravaidya
Termpong Tantipipatpong


NIST International School - Gold Donors
Total Donations of THB One Million or More

Anonymous (17)
Akarapon & Supatporn Nampeeti
Akarasakul Family
Ake Jongprasanwong & Wasinee Surachartchairit
Angeli Suwatthanaphim
Apapan Raiva
Apex Plastech Co., Ltd.
Atichartakarn Family
Atika Thokaew
Bangkok Junior Basketball league
Beger Co., Ltd.
Bovornrudee & Pisit Poonsornsiri
Chattima & Thanarak Hariratseree+
Chayawat & Saovaporn Sattabusya
Chayodom Sibunruang
Chirapanidchakul Family
Jayanama Family
Jiraporn Tuangsitthisombat
Karn & Thunyaporn Amornsiripanitch
Katavut & Pennapa Hosakul
Keerati & Chotiros Kanjanawenich
Kiattikhunphan Family
Koravee & Veeranuch Kamolyabutr
Krisada & Pauline Lamsam
Lasa Sophonpanich & Warokart Tapasanant
Lek & Wantana Thongthai
Master Group Corp. (Asia) & Millennium Auto Co., Ltd.
Mati & Aomjit Charoensiri
Narula Family (Sheraton Grande)
Nattakarn & Tatiya Boonsri
Nicha Somboonvechakarn
Num & Chawanee Tanthuwanit
Ornkanya & Nat Pibuldham
Pacharamon Naphasthanakiat
Patiparn Ekarachanich & Pornpan Chayasuntorn
Pitsanu Sirimongkolkasem
Pongpon & Jarujit Thubdimphun
Porames & Peeraporn Limsavadwong
Prakit Phananuratana
Preechaphol Pongpanit & Napatsawan Punchareonworakul
Pruedsakorn & Isaree Tengamnuay
Ratidanai & Pichanun Hoonsawat
Roongruang Wongpunlert
Siamrat & Anne Chaitrintawat
Sirimontaporn Family
Siriwan Ingkananon & Santi Chaisrisawatsuk
Sitachai Jeeratunyaskul
Somchai & Nuntarat Tangsawatdumrong
Somchai Boonsri
Somika Preedawiphat
Somkiat & Jinda Wannawatanapong
Soraphon Poramapornpilas
Sorasak Kangsumrith & Naiyanut Mahathitirat
Sotaro Family
Srikuruwal Family
Surapong Chingnawan & Sarinna Chonggussayakul
Suvir Sivasriaumphai
Tan Passakornnatee
Tejavibulya Family
Thai CC Club
Thamrong & Thunyaporn Triprasertphot
Thanate & Sireethorn Vachiraprakarnsakul
Thanes & Suwatinee Rajatapiti
Thienthong Family
Thitithep Jearkjirm
Toyota K. Motors Toyota’s Dealer Co., Ltd.
Tritecha & Warapa Tangmatitham
Udomkunnatum Family
Vibul Tuangsitthisombat & Oraphan Assamongkol
Vinotto Co., Ltd.
Viriya Thawilvejjakul
Vitoon & Pimpisa Sila-On
Wanchai & Aangkana Phlaphongphanich
Weeratos Simapichaicheth & Sukhontharat Nitthisirisakool
Wichien Savedvanich & Kwanlah Sobhon


NIST International School - Silver Donors
Total Donations of THB 500,000 or More

Anonymous (4)
Ava Tantisunthorn
Boonchai Ongpipattanakul
David & Kevin Chiangpradit
Joerg & Miki Huppertz
Kitisak Jampathipphong
Kittiphun Anutarasoti
Korean Parent Group
Kritch & Nisarat Chairuangyoth
Lee Ang Siang & Khoo Lay Chin
Narudom & Nongluck Pisitkasem
Paniti & Nuttaya Junhasavasdikul
Pasan & Pacharee Swasdiburi
Pongsakorn & Prinda Bencharongkul
Prasith & Nuanpan Reanchareonsuk
Prerapat Sriskulpinyo
Ratanavahn Family
Sarath & Nalinee Ratanavadi
Scott Christensen & Pamornrat Tansanguanwong
Thanawat & Saowanit Sukhaggananda
Therdsak & Krongjan Skulyong
Thongtheppairot Family
Varun & Jiraporn Taepaisitphongse
Veeraphong Jiraphanphong & Chommanas Wichitchanya
Watha & Nasita Suteesopon
Wimonrat Seriniyom


NIST International School - Bronze Donors
Total Donations of THB 250,000 or More

Anonymous (2)
Acharipraopan Vanabriksha
Chaipat Sahasakul
Chatri Eamsobhana
Cholthicha Bandapraneat
Christiani & Nielsen (Thai) Public Co., Ltd.
Isara Vongkusolkit
Khacharin Sosothikul
Kriengsak Panrattanamongkol
Manunporn Chiaravanond
Nakin & Vannee Masathienvong
Norawat & Ladawan Charoen-Rajapark
Paras & Opal Chungwatana
Parinya Kitjatanapan
Piya Sosothikul
Shiro Naito & Sukhontha Klankaew
Somyot & Pimpaga Phanratanamongkol
Surasit & Surang Sriorathaikul
Thai Filatex PCL.
Tharin, Celina & Marvin Sachayansrisakul
Vitoon & Jutaporn Tejapaibul

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