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St. Clare School 2017-2018 Annual Appeal


       Changing Lives Since 1914



The St. Clare School Annual Appeal is underway!  This year the school invites you to help us continue building a legacy of support for current and future students by giving to The St. Clare School Endowment Fund.


Dear Friends,

 St. Clare Catholic School has been changing the lives of children for over 100 years.  Our Small School with the Big Heart is thrilled to share with you some wonderful news: through the generosity of our community, and the support of members of our1914 Society, the St. Clare School Endowment has grown to just over $1.8M!

Over the last three years, earnings from the Endowment have gone to enhance our academic programs, provide tuition assistance to families in need, and help us meet our budget without significant tuition increases. We simply couldn’t do it without you.

Our goal is to reach $2M… and we need your help!
Help us build on this legacy of love and support for our current students — and future generations to come. Gifts to the Endowment ensure the long-term stability of our school, and help us continue to offer children the gift of a Catholic education.

Become a member of the 1914 Society today!
The 1914 Society was established last year by supporters who joyfully gave to the Endowment through one-time gifts of $191.40 or above, or through pledged amounts of $19.14 monthly.  Will you join them this year?


Gifts to the 1914 Society will benefit the Endowment, and be matched up to a total of $5,000 by the following generous families:


  • The Hagel Family
  • The Hughes-Sanders Family
  • The Hunt Family
  • The Smith Family
  • An “Anonymous Angel” Family
  • A Second “Anonymous Angel” Family

Please visit, and click on the Make A Gift Now button. Your gift will help us continue to offer an outstanding Catholic education now, and for years to come.  Thank you. 

A brief description of the St. Clare School Endowment Fund:
The St. Clare School Endowment is comprised of three endowed funds which are invested in the Catholic Education Endowment Fund (CEEF) held by the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon. The Mary Kate Booth Endowment Fund is one of these endowed funds. Each of the funds was established exclusively for the benefit of St. Clare School to help ensure the long-term sustainability of the school, and support the economic viability of Catholic education for all students.

For more information on the Endowment, please visit, click on Support St. Clare and select Endowment, or contact the school’s development department directly at Thank you for your support!



Many employers will make an equal contribution to a charity

if one of their employees makes a donation.  Does your company match gifts?  

It's easy to find out...check with your employer, or click here to do a quick check of the many companies that provide matching gift programs.


We can help you with paperwork!  Reach out to Renee ( in the Development office and she will quickly get you the answers you need or she will submit paperwork on your behalf!  Click here to see a list of employers with matching gift programs.


How?  If you are a St. Clare School supporter who does not currently have children enrolled at St. School, your gift could be quadrupled!  How?  Give to St. Clare School Tuition Assistance Fund, secure a match from your participating employer and 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 giving in support of 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 tuition assistance fund up to a total match of around $15,000.  Help us maximize the match and make a gift today!


Believe in St. Clare School and give your support now…

St. Clare School receives no outside funding from local, state, federal governments, or the Archdiocese of Portland to support our operating budget.  We rely on the generosity of our community to augment the budget from resources generated from tuition, fees, fundraisers, and income from our endowment.  We owe our existence and are grateful for the tremendous support of alumni, parents, and friends whose contributions have helped build facilities, establish endowments, and support ongoing programs for more than a century.

For additional information on how you can contribute, please contact:


Thank you for coming to this page to find out more about how you can support

St. Clare School so that the good works that happen within our classrooms

and at the hands of our talented educators can continue on for another 100 years.