Dear Portledge Community, 
 
Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! The campus is already buzzing with excitement as the students returned to in-person learning last week. Our office prides itself on our strong partnership with the parent community, and we look forward to meeting the many new families and continuing to grow those relationships. Portledge is an exceptional place and we are grateful you have chosen to educate your children here. 
 
From our faculty and students to our parents, volunteers, alumni, and more, the spirit of giving at Portledge is alive, well, and thriving. This spirit undoubtedly is seen in the continued success of our annual philanthropic events and is also prevalent in the boundless commitment of time and talent bestowed upon us by so many in our community. To be a part of the Portledge community is to be a part of something big, something great, and something unforgettable. 
 
As we kick start the school year, we ask that we once again come together to support our school through the Portledge Fund. Monies raised from this annual fund grant us the ability to respond to our school's unforeseen needs while also allowing us to continue to provide critical resources, new programs, and exceptional opportunities for our students, faculty, and staff. In short, The Portledge Fund is a vital component to Portledge's success in delivering on our mission. 
 
Please donate to The Portledge Fund today. 
 
As always, we thank you for your partnership and look forward to seeing you on campus soon.
 
Tara Askeland
Director of Development
Kelly Walles
Associate Director of Development

Why is The Portledge Fund Important?

The Portledge Fund is the "gift every year" that Portledge counts on from our family — current parents and grandparents, past parents and grandparents, alumni, trustees, faculty — to help underwrite the cost of our expenses. As the budget expands to meet the growing demands of our student body, increased contributions are needed for a range of goals, including new enhanced programs, technology upgrades, and scholarship assistance.

Your Participation is Crucial

To meet our financial goals, we rely on each and every gift, no matter the size. Your support tells Portledge that you believe in our mission. Through annual giving, all alumni, parents, grandparents, faculty, and staff can express their philanthropic commitment to Portledge, and make a gift that is personally meaningful. Last year, gifts ranged from $25 dollars up to $50,000. Eighty percent of our current parents participated, a record-breaking number and a true testament to our strength as an institution.

Ways to Give

Portledge is a 501c(3) not-for-profit institution and gifts are tax deductible as allowed by law.
Please make your gift in one of the following ways:
  • Check payable to Portledge School.
  • Credit card (American Express, VISA, MasterCard and Discover).
  • Online here.
  • Charge to your child’s Portledge Account.
  • Gifts of Securities. Please contact Tara Askeland at (516) 750-3205
  • Matching Gifts. Many employers can match gifts to Portledge, so please consult your Human Resources Department.

Why We Give...

What is The Portledge Fund?

The Portledge Fund is the cornerstone of all of our fundraising efforts at Portledge. It makes up the difference between the revenue provided by tuition and the actual expense of running the school - approximately $5,000 per student. The Portledge Fund provides the enhancements required to offer the very best educational experience for our students.

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