Philanthropy Overview

The generous support of families and friends has made the International School of Portland the center of excellence that it is today. Like most independent schools, ISP depends on the philanthropic support of our community to provide exceptional educational opportunities above and beyond what tuition alone can cover.

Tuition revenue covers most of our day-to-day operational expenses (teacher salaries, utilities, classroom supplies, field trips). Philanthropic contributions keep the school healthy and stable by offsetting some of those costs. Contributions also enable us to fund new programmatic initiatives, make critical campus improvements, and provide our teachers and students with exciting educational opportunities not covered by tuition.

This year we’ve re-imagined how our community’s philanthropic support can help us rise to this critical moment, advance the mission of the International School of Portland and keep #ISPtogether.  All donations this year will go to our People, Programs, or Place – this includes annual fund, auction, auction special appeal, and more!

We ask every family to consider making a philanthropic gift in support of our students and teachers in a way that is meaningful for them. We know this is a difficult time for many, and appreciate all efforts to support our community.

Outside our annual fundraisers, we also seek gifts that propel our students and school to new heights by supporting visionary projects like major campus enhancements, scholarship endowment funds and special projects. We welcome you to contact us about becoming involved in any of these opportunities.

Contributions to the International School of Portland are tax-deductible to the full extent as allowed by law.  the International School of Portland is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. Our tax ID number is 94-3126167.

Please feel free to contact our Development Team with any questions!

Lauren Riegelnegg, Development Director:
Lisa Olivares, Alumni & Community Engagement Manager:
Rebecca Roberts, Events Coordinator/Development Asst. :