Gifts to Cedarwood Waldorf School are greatly appreciated. The school sets tuition at a level that makes Cedarwood affordable to as many families possible. Tuition covers only about 85 percent of our operating costs, a typical percentage for a private school. That means we must raise funds through an annual appeal, auction and other events to make up the difference in our annual operating budget.
In addition, over the next two years we will mount a Capital Campaign to raise funds for a new wing to our school. This expansion is critical as we are running out of space in our beautiful building. The Capital Campaign will allow us to create larger classrooms, a full-sized woodworking room, and dedicated space for the music, eurythmy, and handwork programs.
Donations to the general fund or the Capital Campaign may be made at any time. All gifts to Cedarwood Waldorf School are tax deductible. The school operates as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization Tax ID number 91-1828325.
To make a tax-deductible contribution online, click here.
Donations may be sent to:
Cedarwood Waldorf School
3030 SW Second Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
If you prefer to donate stock or pay by credit card, please contact Cedarwood’s Development Director, Jean McGowan at (503) 245-1477 x 14.
Cedarwood Waldorf School hosts several fun fundraising events open to the Cedarwood community and the public.
Magical Winter Faire – Saturday, December 8, 2012
This is a magical event that is fun for all ages: A local artisans marketplace, children’s only craft-room, family game room, delicious food, live music, craft demonstrations, dancing and many more magical surprises!! Come discover treasures for those loved ones on your holiday list. Bring your family, friends.
Cedarwood School Auction — Friday, March 1, 2013
Our Annual Auction is our biggest event to reach our fund raising goals and keep tuition at an affordable level for our families. We invite you to be a part of auction history; donate, attend, volunteer, join. Bring your family and friends for an evening of fun and share with them the wonder of our Waldorf education. Auction donation forms may be picked up in the school office or downloaded here. Your donation is tax deductible.
Other Donation Options
If you use this link to go to the Amazon.com website, Cedarwood Waldorf School will receive a percentage of any purchases you make while you are there:
Scrip is a gift certificate issued by local and national vendors. Vendors sell their gift certificates to us at a discount. We earn money when you purchase these gift certificates at face value to do your everyday shopping. Cedarwood stocks New Seasons, Wild Oats and Fred Meyer scrip in the office.
Here’s an example of how Cedarwood raises money from New Seasons Scrip:
Schools purchase Scrip from New Seasons Market. Scrip is purchased at a 5 percent discount. So for example, if a school brings $950 dollars to exchange, they receive $1,000 dollars in Scrip. This 5 percent goes directly to the schools. Next, the schools sell the scrip at face value to parents, friends, and supporters of their local Scrip program. These people in turn can use the scrip to do their shopping at New Seasons Market, with no change in value to their original dollar.
Through this program, schools are raising money to offset constant reductions in their budgets. Parents, family, and friends are able to support their schools through the purchases that they normally make. New Seasons has donated over $400,000 to local schools!
If 50 families each spend $100 weekly on groceries and purchase grocery store scrip at full retail, the money Cedarwood School would raise would be $250 a week… $1000 a month… $9000 yearly (based on 9 months). That’s just for buying what they normally need to purchase anyway. If you need more information on Scrip, feel free to call the Development Office or e-mail us.
Scrip is getting easier. Cedarwood is now registered with eScrip. You don’t have to buy anything in advance. Here’s how it works: eScrip and merchant partners have created a system that rewards customer loyalty by contributing a percentage of purchases to a chosen group (like Cedarwood). Parents, teachers, friends, and families can register their credit, debit and grocery club cards as supporters with the eScrip program. Once your cards are registered, a percentage of all purchases made with those cards at eScrip merchants will be given back to your group. Different merchants give different percentages.
Let’s look at an example of how Safeway will work with eScrip. Let’s say you’re a family of 4 and spend $450 per month at Safeway:
- If you spend up to $200. Safeway gives Cedarwood 3% ~ $6.00
- If you spend $200-$300. Safeway gives Cedarwood 4% ~ $4.00
- If you spend over $300. Safeway gives Cedarwood 5% ~ $7.50
Note: Total % is based on each shopping trip.
The nice thing about eScrip is that you don’t have to keep remembering to take your scrip card to the shop and also there is no risk of losing it. Plus, eScrip continues even when school is not in session. EScrip is big in California, so we can tap family members and friends there too. So, remember to tell your friends and grandparents and relatives about it!
Registration is easy! Register on-line at Escrip.com or pick up a form in the office. If you register on-line, you will need our group I.D number. It is 148993602.