Fundraising at Childpeace
Childpeace, like virtually all non-profit independent schools in the country, relies on a combination of tuition and fundraising revenue to support its daily operations and fulfill its mission. If you have any questions on ways to give at Childpeace, or would like additional information, please contact Gretchen Bradley, Development Specialist at 503-222-1197.
The Spring Fundraiser is our community fundraising event where we come together for a spirited evening of camaraderie and entertainment while financially supporting the school. This event brings in support from families and community members alike who share our mission of transforming the lives of our students through a Montessori education.
Cumulative donations of $2,500 or more throughout the school year are recognized at the Leadership Circle level. All Leadership Circle members are invited to a Spring Reception and program with the Head of School and Board Chair.
The Annual Appeal is the name of our yearly foundational fundraiser. Every year we look to our trustees, parents, alumni, past parents, grandparents and friends for this essential tax-deductible support. The collected funds are spent on a discretionary basis to improve, strengthen and stabilize our school’senvironment. It also allows us to respond quickly to the needs ofthe school not covered in our annual operating expenses. Through this appeal, we also collect needed restricted funds for Tuition Assistance, enhancing economic diversity amongst our student base.
Annual Appeal Brochure (PDF)
Annual Appeal Reply Form (PDF)
Corporate Matching Gift List (PDF)
Childpeace Art Run
The Art Run is a fun-filled, community-building walk/jog-a-thon event to raise money for Childpeace educational arts programming. Ahead of the event, students and parents will be asked to obtain and collect pledges from family members, friends, and neighbors.
Thank you to everyone who invested in education at Childpeace during the 15-16 school year. We look forward to sharing annually the impact that your gifts have made to the students and community of Childpeace.
2015-16 Impact Report (PDF)
How to Give to Childpeace
Gifts by Check
Writing a personal check is a simple way to make a gift. Checks should be made out to Childpeace Montessori School and mailed to: 1516 NW Thurman Street, Portland, Oregon 97209
Gifts by Credit Card
Many parents, alumni and friends charge their gifts to a Visa, MasterCard or American Express account. To make a credit card donation, please click on the Donate Now button at the top of the page.
Gifts of Stock
Donating stock and other securities to Childpeace is an easy and mutually beneficial way for families and friends to donate because of the substantial tax advantages.
The school maintains a Charles Schwab account that allows for direct stock transfer. Please give your broker the following information:
Account Name: Childpeace Montessori Federal I.D. #: 93-0681409 Brokerage Account Number: 2280-7768 Transfer to: Schwab Charitable Donation Account DTC #: 0164 Telephone: 1-800-435-4000 Mailing Address: Charles Schwab and Company Attn: Transfer of Account PO Box 628291 Orlando, FL 32862-8291
Important: Please notify or have your broker notify Gretchen Bradley or Cloie Cohen at 503-222-1197, when you initiate an electronic transfer for donation of stock.
Childpeace will send a receipt acknowledging your gift in a timely fashion. It is advisable to keep this receipt for tax purposes.
Oregon Cultural Trust
Childpeace is also a qualified cultural partner with Oregon Cultural Trust: gifts to Childpeace and a corresponding matching gift to OCT qualify for an Oregon tax credit. Learn more here.
Matching Employer Gifts
Childpeace is eligible for most matching gifts from employers. Many companies will match donations made by their employees. In addition, some companies will make contributions based on time their employees volunteer at Childpeace. Please ask your company for details on how to receive an employer match for the charitable contributions you make to Childpeace.
Nearly effortless ways to raise money for Childpeace
Click here to easily donate a vehicle (car, boat, plane, motorcycle, etc.) to Childpeace through Charity Connections. For more information please contact Charity Connections at 503-239-7944 or Gretchen, our Development Specialist at 503-222-1197.
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