Ways to Give

Every gift to our school, regardless of its size, makes a difference to our students’ experiences at FAIS. 

Make A Pledge

You can also pledge a gift to the Annual Fund or other areas by calling 503-292-7776, 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 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. Many corporations will match your donations to the School. Please contact your human resources office for more information on how to generate a matching gift.

Gifts of Securities

Why pay taxes if you don't have to? A charitable gift of appreciated stock avoids the long-term capital gains tax, allowing the full value of the asset to be put to use.

Harvest the Gains on Your Investments -- Benefits of Donating Securities to FAIS:

  • Donors avoid paying capital gains taxes on donations of appreciated securities held over one year;
  • Donors are allowed to write off the fair market value of the securities donation on their tax return;
  • FAIS receives a donation at the higher fair market value of the securities as opposed to the lower after-tax cash proceeds
  • Learn more about how to make a securities donation—contact the Development Office at 503-292-7776.


More Tips for Donating Securities to FAIS:

  • Examples of securities are stocks, shares of mutual funds, bonds or shares of ETFs.
  • To avoid paying taxes on the capital gains, donors must own the securities for at least one year prior to the securities being transferred to FAIS.
  • As donated securities will be immediately sold, donors do not need to concern themselves with which securities are more appropriate for an educational organization like FAIS.
  • Some gifts of stock may also qualify for matching funds. Check with your employer’s matching gift program for confirmation.
  • Do not “sell” the securities -- they must be “transferred” directly to FAIS.
  • If the gift is in the form of a stock certificate registered in the donor’s name, ownership of the appropriate number of shares must be transferred to FAIS and new certificate/s issued. Please contact the Development Office for further instructions.
  • A letter acknowledging your tax deductible gift will be mailed to you from FAIS. Simply present that letter to your tax preparer in order to take advantage of your tax-deductible gift.
  • The stock transfer process may take up to a few weeks to complete. In order to complete the process in time to write off the donation on this year’s tax return, please consider making your donation by the first week in December.

The information on this website is not intended as accounting or legal advice. Please consult an accounting or legal professional to discuss your personal situation. References to income tax apply to federal taxes only. Federal estate tax, state income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results.


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 the Development Office at 503-292-7776.

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 the Development Office at 503-292-7776 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.

Matching Gifts

Note to Intel and Nike Employees: Gifts to FAIS, in order to be eligible for matching gifts, must be made through the Intel portal on the Benevity website. Search for FAIS to donate with a credit card or PayPal.

Intel on Benevity

Nike on Benevity