The American College of Sofia and the Alumni Fund are dedicated to showing you how your contributions are used. On this page you can see information about how your gifts work, as well as stories about particular causes sponsored by the Alumni Fund. This is the place to highlight significant campus improvements, extracurricular enhancements, students who received need-based financial aid, and anything else that your gifts help make reality. Thank you for your support!
'As a librarian it is my obligation, my right, and my pleasure to supply students and teachers with what they need in order to be successful. I am utterly grateful for the opportunity the ACS Alumni Fund gave us all with their recent support.'
- Miss Alex of the ACS Library
ACS utilizes alumni donations, accrued in a given school year, in the next one. In the first year since founding the Alumni Fund though, some small scale projects were covered by funds raised by alumni in that same school year. One recent example was half of the non-fiction titles the ACS library purchased in 2012 being funded by your donations. Miss Alex shares:
„Dear Alumni, you do remember what it was like when you had to prepare yourselves for the SATs, don’t you? I was delighted upon recently finding out that half of the amount the ACS library spent on non-fiction books last calendar year was in fact supplied by the ACS Alumni Fund and donated by alumni. Fact is the ACS library buys quite a few non-fiction books from American vendors yearly as exam preparation textbooks are always in demand. And when asked, students and teachers always need the latest issues which are, of course, the best, most complete, and most up-to-date. Some years students are all about the AP exams, other years it is the SATs that are most wanted or as I like to call it 'the exam fashion'. Add to these the TOEFL and the IELTS and you see how it adds up. To make things even more interesting the respective officials decide to change the exam content of some subjects from time to time and the interest in the latest textbooks peaks again. As a librarian it is my obligation, my right, and my pleasure to supply students and teachers with what they need in order to be successful. That is why I am utterly grateful for the opportunity the ACS Alumni Fund gave us all with their recent support. Thank you!”
Alexandra AlexandrovaHead of Library, at ACS since 1996
Projects funded by gifts to the Alumni Fund in the period September 2012 – March 2013 include:
In the next school year (2013/2014), we plan to make use of a portion of the donations in the following three areas:
Here we upload videos, images, and short text updates on ACS students, clubs, and teams with achievements in their field, that were sponsored by the Alumni Fund.
In 2012/2013, the ACS Library purchased a number of exam preparation textbooks with funds donated by alumni.
*In 2012/2013, two of the trips of ACS mathematicians to math tournaments in the country were partially funded with alumni donations.
A substantial part of the tennis balls purchased in the school year 2012/2013 were funded by the ACS Alumni Fund.