Chapman Educational Foundation
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 www.allhandsraised.org 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!
Upcoming Events & Announcements!
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!