How Can I Give?

Every gift to our school, regardless of its size, makes a difference to our students’ experiences at FAIS. Your gifts help maintain tuition affordability and increase economic diversity among our families; they provide our students and teachers with the latest technology, hardware, and classroom tools, and our flourishing arts, science, music, athletics and computer programs with necessary materials and equipment. Your support also means our teachers enjoy ongoing professional education, making your children’s experience in the classroom continually richer.

Gifts of Cash

Contributions made by check, cash or credit card are tax deductible in the year the gift is given. Checks should be made payable to FAIS You may make gifts by credit card online or contact the Development Office at 503-292-7776 ext 305, or email

Note to NIKE Employees:  Gifts to FAIS, in order to be eligible for matching gifts, must be made through the Nike portal with Global Giving,  FAIS ID #4450, Annual Fund Project # 5798.  Please initiate all gifts to FAIS through Global Giving. Merci beaucoup!

Gifts of Securities

It is becoming more and more common for donors to make gifts of securities. If you have held a security for over one year and it has appreciated in value, this is a very efficient way to harvest your gain and help FAIS at the same time. We recommend that donors consult their financial advisor before making any final decision. Learn more about making a gift of appreciated stock.

Make A Pledge

You can also pledge a gift to the Annual Fund or other areas by calling Helen Townes, Director of Development, at 503-292-7776, ext. 305, or by emailing Pledges can be satisfied through a single contribution or in multiple payments, at a time that is convenient for you. If your gift is to the Annual Fund, all final payments are due no later than June 30 in the school year that your gift was pledged.

Gifts Through Your Will or Estate

You can remember FAIS by leaving a gift in your will or estate plan. There are many different techniques utilized that we would be happy to review with you on how to leave a legacy gift. Please contact Helen Townes at 503-292-7776, ext. 305, or email

In Kind Gifts

Gift In Kind donations are tangible goods and services donated to the School for which the donor can receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of the item. Contact Helen Townes at 503-292-7776, ext. 305 or email when considering making such a gift, to determine our ability to use the specific item. Typical Gifts In Kind are books, laboratory and athletic equipment.