Foundation

WHAT IS THE FOUNDATION?
Alameda School Foundation is a fundraising organization whose mission is to raise private dollars to support teaching and staff positions at Alameda that are not covered by the yearly budget allocations by PPS. The Foundation is comprised of volunteer Alameda parents and is one of 44 local school foundations operating under the Portland Public Schools Foundation (PPSF), a division of the non-profit entity All Hands Raised (Tax ID# 93-1149789).

WHY DO WE NEED THE FOUNDATION?
Local School Foundations were authorized by the PPS School Board in 1994 on the heels Measure 5’s cuts to public education. Alameda School Foundation was founded in 1996 and since then, Foundation money has been used preserve programs at Alameda, such as music, P.E., and specialized library services, that would have otherwise been cut due to lack of funds. Foundation-raised money has paid for grade-level teachers to add sections and reduce class sizes and consistently funds Educational Assistants for all grade levels.

Alameda is also a leading contributor to the PPSF Equity Fund, benefiting schools and children across Portland. One third of all money raised (after the first $10,000) is directed to the PPSF Equity Fund for distribution to other PPS schools in need.

HOW DOES THE FOUNDATION RAISE MONEY?
We put the fun in fundraising! The Foundation works to replace declining public revenues for staff by hosting entertaining fundraising events and an annual appeal for monthly giving.

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
Come to the House Parties and get your employer to match your donation! Sell raffle tickets with your kids! Donate items to the Auction! Make monthly contributions to the Alameda Foundation on auto-withdrawal from a bank account or on a credit card! Feel good knowing that 100% of money donated to Alameda Foundation is tax deductible and thanks to generous donations from New Seasons Market, 100% of the money goes to FTE, or teaching positions, none of it is used for administration.

THE ALAMEDA FOUNDATION BOARD
Jennifer Mannhard, Chair
Chair Elect - Vacant
Sara Anderson, Treasurer
Melissa Hyp, Secretary
Darcy Norling & Tracy Jendritza, Monthly Giving Campaign Co-Chairs
Kristin Cowen, Communications Chair
Brian Schaeperkoetter, House Parties Chair
Matthew Moss, Auction Chair
Michelle Slater, Raffle Chair

Please contact us with questions!

For a full calendar of Foundation Events, visit our Calendar page