Participation Challenges

We did it!!

The $2018% Challenge!

Halfway through June!


It's June! We need you!

One last plea!


Learn more by clicking on the menus below!

$2018% Challenge

Open to: all SYA alumni and all parents (current and former)

Incentive: An additional $20,000 from SYA's trustees if 18% of alumni and 18% of parents give to the SYA Fund.

Deadline: June 30



Class Scholar

  • Open to: Any class, any country
  • Incentive: If your class raises at least 50% of current tuition from at least 25% of the class, a Class of “Country” “Year” Scholar will be named for the class during the following academic year.
  • Deadline: June 30
Read more and view a historical list of Class Scholars!

Young Alumni Challenge

  • Open to: Young alumni classes 2003-17 in China, France, Italy and Spain.
  • Incentive: Challenge to raise one full tuition ($56,000) from 18% of SYA's young alumni (604 donors) by June 30, 2018, which will sponsor one SYA student as the Young Alumni Scholar. If your class reaches 50% participation, you can sponsor an additional student to be named the Class of SYA XXXX Scholar.
  • Deadline: June 30


Please see the young alumni page for more information.


First Quarter Challenge

  • Open to: Any class, any country with a Class Agent.
  • Incentive: If your class achieves 25% participation in the SYA Fund by March 25, you can choose to receive a personalized communication (video, letter, video chat) from a current student or faculty member.
  • Deadline: March 25

Your SYA Fund participation is important, and here’s why:

  • High alumni participation is generally perceived to be an indicator of satisfaction with the SYA experience, often considered by prospective students and parents.
  • Foundations are more likely to support an organization that already has a high level of support from its alumni community.
  • Within our own alumni body, prospective top donors want to know that others are adding their support, at whatever level they can afford, before adding their own leadership support.