With this year’s annual campaign, we are celebrating the ways that our students, parents, teachers, and alumni are making a difference in the world. Your contribution in support of Portland Waldorf School deeply honors the work of our teachers, the accomplishments of our alumni, the dedication of our parents, and the potential of our students.

How Are We Making a Difference?

Each week, we will share some testimonials from our students, teachers, parents, and alumni about how PWS is making a difference in their lives and how Waldorf Education prepares our students to make a difference in the world. Read them below!

Our Portland Waldorf Alumni

“Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives. The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility—these three forces are the very nerve of education.” ...

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Our Teachers

“Waldorf education enables young people to be in love with the world as the world should be loved.” –Marjorie Spock, master Waldorf teacher, author, eurythmist, and environmentalist Our Teachers: Cyndia Ashkar, Alynn Nelson and Christopher Zinn As the only Pre-K...

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Our LivingLAB

“When children relate what they learn to their own experience, they are interested and alive, and what they learn becomes their own.” –Henry Barnes, former Waldorf teacher and leader of the Waldorf school movement in North America Our LivingLAB: Kelly Hogan and...

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Our Parents

“The more you think of taking part, of interesting yourselves in what is to happen in the Waldorf School, the better the faculty will succeed in working in unity with you for the betterment and blessing of your children, and thus for the whole of future humanity.”...

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Our 12th Grade Students

“If you’ve had the experience of binding a book, knitting a sock, playing a recorder, then you feel that you can build a rocket ship — or learn a software program you’ve never touched. It’s not bravado, just a quiet confidence. There is nothing you can’t do. Why...

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What is the Community Development Campaign?

The Community Development Campaign is Portland Waldorf School’s annual fundraiser which supports the school’s operating budget with annual, unrestricted gifts that help fund our programs, students, and teachers.

The Community Development Campaign provides across-the-board support for the school’s needs such as:

  • Classroom supplies, programs, trips
  • Faculty development and salaries
  • Tuition Adjustment

We are so grateful for each expression of support. Please help us expand and grow the strong legacy of philanthropy that has made Portland Waldorf School the vital center for Waldorf education that it is today.

Ways to Give



To make a credit card gift online over a secure browser, please click the buttons above.


Writing a personal check is a simple way to make a gift. Checks should be made out to Portland Waldorf School and mailed to:

Portland Waldorf School
2300 SE Harrison St
Milwaukie, OR 97222

The school will send a receipt acknowledging your gift. It is advisable to keep this receipt for tax purposes.


Some Portland Waldorf School donors make gifts in the form of appreciated marketable securities. This is a simple and attractive method of giving because of the substantial tax advantages.


Many employers match their employees’ charitable gifts to organizations. This is a wonderful way to double or even triple the size of your gift to PWS. For additional details about your employer’s matching gift program benefits and restrictions, it is often best to ask your human resources office.

Portland Waldorf School is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Gifts to PWS are deductible for income tax purposes to the full extent of the law.