Portland Waldorf School is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, Gifts to PWS are deductible for income tax purposes to the full extent of the law. The following is designed to help you understand different ways of giving. The best way to take full advantage of all available tax benefits is to talk with your financial advisors.
Gifts by Check
Writing a personal check is a simple way to make a gift. Checks should be made out to Portland Waldorf School and mailed to:
Portland Waldorf School
2300 SE Harrison St
Milwaukie OR 97222
The school will send a receipt acknowledging your gift. It is advisable to keep this receipt for tax purposes.
Gifts by Credit Card
Many alumni and friends charge their annual gift to a VISA or MasterCard account. To make a credit card gift online over a secure browser, please click here. You may also make a credit card gift by calling the development services office at 503-654-2200 x210.
Gifts of Stock
Some Portland Waldorf School donors make gifts in the form of appreciated marketable securities. This is a simple and attractive method of giving because of the substantial tax advantages.
To give a gift via appreciated securities, please contact Jeff Smith, Director of Finance and Operations, at 503-654-2200 x202.
You may prefer to have your gift spread over a number of months, and we are happy to accommodate that. To initiate this monthly option just let us know of your wishes by calling 503-654-2200 x210. Any method can be used for this, but most often our donors set up monthly charges to their credit card or automatic withdrawals from their bank account. For help with any of this please call us at the number above or email Sara Case, Director of Development, at sara.case(at)portlandwaldorfschool.org.
Many employers match their employees' charitable gifts to organizations. This is a wonderful way to double or even triple the size of your gift to PWS. For additional details about your employer's matching gift program benefits and restrictions, it is often best to ask your human resources office.
For more information about the various ways to give to PWS, please contact Sara Case, Director of Development, at 503-654-2200 x210 or Sara.case(at)portlandwaldorfschool.org.