CULTURE OF PHILANTHROPY
70% of PCS students need financial aid to participate in our programs. The following campaigns ensure that PCS can support every student and family from elementary school into adulthood.
Are you willing to reach out to your network to raise funds for PCS students? The Coastal Challenge takes place every Fall. Participants from up and down the coast join teams to raise money and compete in various sporting events. Without the Coastal Challenge, PCS would not be able to operate our summer or elementary school programs.
Are you willing to join friends and family to support a student from 6th grade to college? PCS supports 100 scholarships for students in the Junior Squash League and Rally Portland. JSL Scholarships are $180/m or $2,180/y. Rally Portland Scholarships are $360/m or $4,360/y. Scholarships can be split by up to 10 supporters. You can also join a community scholarship for any monthly amount. This is a 7-year, non-binding pledge.
The annual fund campaign consists of single gifts from supporters, corporations, and foundations. These gifts can be used for general operations or restricted to the Access Fund.
Capital gifts are restricted to future and current capital projects or the PCS endowment. In a typical year, PCS spends $50,000 on facility improvements.
Complete the Campaign for 100 Scholarships
The Campaign for 100 Scholarships will secure ongoing funding for every scholarship recipient in The Junior Squash League and Rally Portland.
Grow Rally Portland to 60 Students
Rally Portland started with the first group of 6th graders in 2017. By 2023, Rally Portland will have full enrollment from 6th - 12th grade.
Buildout the college and career support program
We will launch an alumni support program to support PCS students as they move onto post-secondary degrees and their careers.
Increase diversity in the membership and governance
Inspired by the success of our junior programs, PCS is working to improve access, equity, and integration across the membership, board, and committees. See Social Justice Page.
Reach $1MM endowment to cover ongoing building upkeep
PCS will raise funds to get the endowment balance to $1MM. The fund will cover $50,000 of annual facility improvements and repairs.
Enter facility capital campaign to finish 66 Noyes Street site
After the first five goals are complete and prove to be sustainable, PCS plans to enter a second capital campaign to finish the 66 Noyes Street property.