WHAT IS THE FOUNDATION?
The Alameda Foundation, founded in 1996, is a volunteer board of parents that raises money for teaching positions at Alameda School. The Foundation was created to provide financial resources that the school district alone does not provide. While the PTA raises money for enrichment, by its charter, PTA cannot raise funds for teaching positions. The sole mission of the Foundation is to fund additional teaching positions that our school needs to function as a place of excellence. Principal Lurie uses the funds strategically to get the most out of the money raised. Funds are administered through All Hands Raised (previously known as the Portland Public Schools Foundation -- Tax ID#93-1149789), a tax-exempt, non-profit organization. One third of all money raised (after the first $10,000) is distributed through the Equity Fund to schools exhibiting the greatest need. This way, money donated to the Alameda Foundation not only helps children at Alameda, but helps Portland as a whole.
HOW DOES THE FOUNDATION RAISE MONEY?
The Foundation strives to replace declining public revenues through donations from parents and community members through our three annual fundraising events:
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
Come to the House Parties on November 15, 2013 and donate money! 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.
WHO IS ON THE ALAMEDA FOUNDATION?
Please contact us with questions or to join!
For a full calendar of Foundation Events, visit our Calendar page