Dear Portledge Community,
 
Anyone that has sat in our classrooms, walked through our halls, or even just stepped on our campus, can attest to the magical place that is Portledge School. Just ask current students, faculty members, parents, or alumni, and they will undoubtedly enthuse about the uniqueness, authenticity, and excellence that are defining characteristics of the Portledge experience.
 
Portledge has the unmatched ability to cultivate both a community and an educational environment that successfully combines a rigorous academic framework with an individualized student-centered approach. This dynamic combination is what sets Portledge apart in preparing our students for success as learners, graduates, and for the world at large.
 
Serving as the cornerstone of our success at Portledge is the close partnership that we have built with you, our active and engaged community. Your continued support and philanthropy is a vital part of our school's foundation and future, and one that continues to grow year after year. There is no doubt that without the generous efforts of our community, Portledge would not be able to provide the educational enhancements that have helped to secure our place as one of the top independent schools in our region.
 
Every fall, we ask the entire Portledge community to come together to provide a gift or a pledge of support to The Portledge Fund. Philanthropic support of The Portledge Fund early in the academic year offers the benefit of budgeting actual dollars versus projected dollars and allows us to begin immediate planning of expanded academic offerings, enhanced technologies, world-class facilities, and more.
 
We ask that you make Portledge one of your philanthropic priorities. Please support The Portledge Fund today.
 
Thank you for being a vital part of our school, and for helping to create tremendous opportunities for all here at Portledge. Portledge excels because of you.
 
Sincerely,
 
Simon Owen-Williams
Head of School

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 $25,000. Eighty percent of our current parents participated, a record-breaking number and a true testament to our strength as an institution.

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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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.