Chapman Educational Foundation

September 2017

Welcome 2017/18 Families - Fall Fundraising is On!

For most of you it’s welcome back, but for some, it’s a first-time welcome to our school and your introduction to Friends of Chapman and the Chapman Educational Foundation.

Friends of Chapman = Educational Foundation + PTA

Friends of Chapman is a partnership between the PTA and Chapman Educational Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to raise money to provide additional funding for teaching staff and to support enrichment programs, such as music, drama, art, technology and physical education.

The Chapman Educational Foundation is one of over 30 local school foundations operating under the umbrella of the nonprofit Portland Public Schools Foundation. Visit for more information on the work of the Portland Public Schools Foundation. Money raised through the Chapman Educational Foundation is the only way we are able to fill the gap between funds provided for staffing by Portland Public Schools and funds needed to maintain our desired staffing model.

PPS budgets remain tight and key staffing positions are under threat. It is with the money raised by the Foundation that we can help support our students and staffing.

Fall Fundraising Campaign!

Our Fundraising Target this Year = $250,000

We need to raise $500 per student this year to meet our goal!

That's about $50/month. If you cannot give that amount please do what works for you - every donation, no matter how small, truly makes a difference!

Here’s How to Contribute

Monthly giving – Easy online automatic payment from checking or savings acct

One-Time Contribution – donate any amount any time!

Employer Matching - Maximize your contribution through employers’ funding

Attend the Art Auction – Our biggest fund raising event of the year!

Attend Dining for Dollar$ Nights– Neighborhood restaurants donate a % to Chapman

Purchase Chapman Merchandise – t-shirts, sweatshirts and more!

Sign-up for Amazon Smile & eScript (Safeway, Fred Meyer or Zupans)

Contributions are easy! Click here to donate online at

Upcoming Events & Announcements!

October 17th - Dining for Dollar$ at Grassa

November 2nd - Spa-Ghetti-Together; a fun, family dinner event with raffle prizes, caramel apples and community building. More details to come...

November 14th - Dining for Dollar$ at Laughing Planet

Spring Art Auction - This year the big Art Auction will be a Mardi Gras event. Stay tuned as we unveil more exciting news and details about this fantastic event!

Your Support Makes Chapman a Great Place to Learn & Grow!

THANK YOU for your contributions!

Chapman Educational Foundation

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