Dear Portledge Community,

If you had the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child, would you take it? We think you would, and we all have that opportunity right now.

From its humble beginnings, the Portledge Fund has been making the difference in the lives of thousands of children.  The money you give is what keeps all the amazing things happening at Portledge – happening. It allows Portledge to attract the best teachers and the finest students.  It’s what keeps us on the cutting edge of technology in the classroom. It’s how we keep our sports teams in the best physical shape, our blossoming artists attending the finest museums, and our burgeoning scientists and mathematicians striving to understand our world.  Your gift to the Portledge Fund creates access, independent minds, and life opportunities – it makes the difference in the life of a child.

For parents, we applaud and appreciate the sacrifices you make in sending your children to Portledge.  Tuition is expensive to be sure, but tuition only covers 90% of the cost of this first-rate education on our spectacular 63-acre campus.

For alumni, it is about the legacy of Portledge – your legacy.  When we grow together, so does the value of our time at Portledge, and our pride in being part of this amazing experience grows too.  

Your participation in the Portledge Fund sends a message that you believe in the children, their education, and the legacy of the school where they learn.  If you have given to the Portledge Fund in the past – thank you – and please give again. If you have never given, please do so now. And give until it hurts.  No gift is too big or too small, and the school simply cannot fulfill its mission without the generosity of people like you.

For our family, the legacy is strong, and we are committed.  Our twins are the 10th and 11th members of our family to attend Portledge, spanning two generations and covering every decade the school has been in existence.  We see the school as former students, parents, and board members, and understand that curiosity, integrity, and strength of character are at the core of Portledge.  

Portledge has made a difference in the lives of 11 of us.  Think how many more lives we can make a difference in with you by our side.

Please give a gift of real impact by making a donation today.

Maryellen and Bill Mooney ‘87
Portledge Parents
Olivia Mooney ‘21
Quentin Mooney ‘21

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 $20,000. Ninety percent of our current parents participated, a record-breaking number and 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.