St. Michael's International School

The Capital Campaign



What is a Capital Campaign?

A Capital Campaign is a large scale, special fundraising initiative for a specific and targeted project. A Capital Campaign supports

the financing of major enhancements to the school. Capital Campaigns generally last 3-5 years.


What is the difference between an Annual Campaign and a Capital Campaign?

The Annual Campaign offers direct support to the school operating budget and benefits are seen almost immediately. Support for a Capital Campaign is solicited for a specific purpose such as building renewal or expansion and may take longer to reach a larger financial goal.


Is St. Michael’s International School currently in a Capital Campaign?

Yes, following the School’s successful completion of Phase One to Three of our ambitious renovation and renewal project in August 2017, the Board of Trustees are looking for financial support to renovate the school playground with a safe impact absorbent surface, suitable for both play and sports, which will benefit all of our students for many years to come.


What have previous Capital Campaigns achieved? 

Thanks to the generosity of donors toThe 70th Project, St. Michael's  International School has been able to renovate the main building, providing significantly upgraded facilities for staff and students to enjoy.  Your continued support is much appreciated. 


How to Support the SMIS Capital Campaign

  • Make a direct donation: Gifts of any size make a difference and can be made in cash, cheque or by credit card.  SMIS has special tax dispensation status (tokuzo) that allows us to issue tax receipts for gifts over ¥5000

  • St. Michael’s International School can accept gifts in Japanese yen only.  This can be in cash, cheque or bank transfer.

  • Gifts over ¥5000 are now eligible for tax deductibility under the special designated tax status (tokuzo) that SMIS has received.

  • Download The 70th Project Gift Form and return electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or direct to the school using the address below.

Give by Cheque

Cheques should be made payable to Gaku Sei Mikaeru Kokusai Gakko

and sent by post to the following address:

St. Michael’s International School

3-17-2 Nakayamate-dori


Kobe 650-0004


Give by Bank Transfer

You can make a bank transfer to this account:

Account name: Gaku Sei Mikaeru Kokusai Gakko

Bank Name and Branch: Mizuho Bank, Kobe Branch 490
Current Account: Futsu Koza

Account number: 1609993
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