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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 1979 Society recognizes and celebrates the philanthropic leadership of our families whose support of the Annual Fund equals $1,979 or more in a school year. By placing FAIS at the top of your philanthropic priorities, you are making a tangible investment that has an immediate impact on the life of our school and students.
Society members are recognized in the Annual Report on Philanthropy and at an annual 1979 Society event. If you have questions about the 1979 Society or your family's qualification, please contact the Development Office at 503-292-7776, x1305.
Tuition Plus is a contribution to the Annual Fund equal to seven percent of a student’s Basic Tuition—a convenient option that allows families to fulfill their Annual Fund contribution while re-enrolling. To participate in Tuition Plus, please select the Tuition Plus option in your child's re-enrollment contract. If you have any questions about Tuition Plus, please contact the Development Office at 503-292-7776, x1305.
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.