St. Clare School Endowment Fund

Your gift leaves a legacy that ensures outstanding education and strengthens our school in perpetuity


When you invest in the endowment fund at St. Clare School you combine your gifts with those who also believe in the special spirit of the St. Clare School community.  Together, your gifts make an impact that shapes St. Clare School students and families for the better.  Your donation, no matter how large or small, ensures St. Clare School’s continued success for new generations who recognize the unique spirit found right here on Freeman Street. 

Quadruple your gift to the St. Clare School Endowment Fund 

 through a challenge match by the OCF Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation!

QUADRUPLE your Donation to the St. Clare School Endowment Fund!  

How?  Give to the endowment fund, secure a match from your participating employer and then the Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation will match both your donation and your employers' donation.  We are grateful to Mr. Weston for his yearly support to encourage gifts to the endowment.  Each year for the last several years, Mr. Weston has generously incentivized giving by offering to match donations to the St. Clare School Endowment Fund up to a total match of around $15,000.  Help us maximize the Weston challenge match and make a gift today!

What if your employer doesn't offer a matching gift program?  Your donation can still be doubled through the OCF Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation!  Give to the Endowment today and DOUBLE your impact!





What is the St. Clare School Endowment Fund? 

In 1991, seventy-five years after the school first opened its doors, bold, brave and faithful visionaries began the endowment fund for St. Clare School.  Established exclusively for the benefit of St. Clare Catholic School, its purpose is to ensure long-term sustainability by providing financial security and resources to support outstanding education at St. Clare. 

 The St. Clare School Endowment Fund is part of the Catholic Education Endowment Fund (CEEF) held and managed by the Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon.  Interest made on the principle of the endowment can be used.  The principle can never be touched.  The interest monies can be used to “support and assist the School in its mission by providing supplemental funding of programs and services; additional support for operation, maintenance, capital requirements, and tuition assistance.”

 In a general sense, the larger the endowment the greater the ability for the endowment to help keep tuition increases to a minimum for all families and to help the school weather any financial storms.  The endowment is faith-filled fiscal stewardship.


 What is the Mary Kate Booth Endowment Fund? 

In 2009, the Mary Kate Booth Endowment Fund (a sub-fund of the main Endowment Fund) was established in memory of Mary Kate Booth, a student of the school who suddenly and tragically passed away in 2009 during her second grade year.  The idea for this endowment was conceived by the family and friends of Mary Kate who wished to support one of her most cherished things in life:  St. Clare.  The MKB Endowment Fund is a restricted endowment fund.  Meaning, interest generated on the principle can only be used to help the school provide financial assistance to those in need, and to support several of Mary Kate's favorite things about St. Clare school: art, science, music, and the library.  Additionally, a tithe of 10% of any withdrawals from this fund support St. Clare Parish.  Proceeds from the annual Yellowball Golf Tournament (established by Jay and Ellie Booth, parents of Mary Kate Booth) benefit the Mary Kate Booth Endowment Fund.

When you support the endowment fund it shows you believe that the community of St. Clare
is a gift that you have received 
and you wish to share this gift with others.

The school invites individual gifts, gifts of stock, corporate matching gifts, short- and long-term pledges, and planned gifts to benefit the Endowment Fund.  To make a one-time gift, click on the “Make-a-Gift Now” button under the Support St. Clare page, or send a check to:

St. Clare School, ATTN: Development Department
1807 SW Freeman Street
Portland, OR  97219

If you wish to make a tribute gift, a gift of stock, or a gift through your estate or other planned instruments (i.e., annuity funds) please contact Colette Rees, Development Director, at or 503-244-7600 x239.

 We are thankful you are part of our family. 

Your loyalty and dedication to the mission of St. Clare School 
leads us to personally treat every interaction and relationship with care.