The Importance of Giving 

The generosity and investment of alumni has ensured that the Catlin Gabel experience endures.

No one knows the value of a Catlin Gabel education more than you- someone who experienced this special space firsthand. We count on you to assure that future students have the same opportunities.


Your Gift Matters! 

Participation is the percentage of alumni who make a gift to Catlin Gabel. We aim for the highest alumni participation in the Catlin Gabel Fund.

Does alumni giving make an impact?

When alumni participate in giving it shows a vote of confidence, an important sign to outside funders that our community is invested in the school’s mission.

We measure participation amongst all of our constituencies: faculty-staff, board of trustees, parents, grandparents, parents of alumni and alumni.

What if I can only make a small gift?

When it comes to participation, and supporting Catlin Gabel there is no insignificant gifts. Every gift no matter how small is meaningful and counts towards participation.


Learn more about the Catlin Gabel Fund.
Learn more about Planned Giving


“The most compelling measure of any school is the quality of its graduates. Catlin Gabel alumni are a diverse group of successful and talented citizens. They are making positive contributions to their college, professional, and local communities, applying what they know and can do to improve society. They are the adults we hope our children will become.” –Tim Bazemore, head of school


Fundraising Initiatives


On December 3, 2015 the Catlin Gabel Alumni Association is holding CG Giveday, a 24-hour fundraising event to support Financial Assistance for Catlin Gabel students. The goal of CG Giveday is to increase alumni participation in giving which is vital to the health of our school. 

In 2014 over 100 alumni donated. Your gifts totaled over $11,000!

In 2015 we are highlighting the Financial Assistance program and encouraging alumni to give to support Financial Assistance because it directly supports students and families. 

Financial Assistance helps to reduce the cost of tuition for students who would not otherwise be able to attend Catlin Gabel. Assistance also helps to offset the cost of technology, books, global trips, bus service, and co-curricular programs. 

  • 28% of the student body receives financial assistance
  • For the 2015-16 school year, Catlin Gabel allocated over $3.8 million in financial assistance
  • Grants ranged from $4,700 to $28,150 and averaged $18,120

How can I show my support?

Be the first on December 3 to make your pledge commitment or gift. By doing so you are leading the way in alumni participation.

Advocate for the importance of participation, no matter how big or small the gift.

Reach out to alumni you know and ask them to consider making a first-time gift or pledge on CG Give Day, December 3.

Ways to Give


Many alumni and friends charge their annual gift to a VISA or MasterCard account. To make a credit card gift online over a secure browser, please click here. You may also make a credit card gift by calling the development services office at 503-297-1894 x310, or toll free at 866-297-1895.

By Mail

Please mail a check to: Catlin Gabel School Development Office                                                   8825 SW Barnes Rd. Portland,OR 97225


Please call 503-297-1894 x310

Monthly Gifts

Donors often set up monthly charges to their credit card or automatic withdrawals from their bank account. For help with any of this please call us at the number above or

Gifts of Stock

Many donors to Catlin Gabel make gifts in the form of appreciated marketable securities. This is one of the most attractive methods of giving because of the substantial tax advantages. Making a gift of appreciated securities to Catlin Gabel is a simple matter.

Wire Transfers
Washington Trust
920 SW Sixth Avenue, Suite 1300, Portland OR 97204

Direct: 503-778-7077

Account Name: The Catlin Gabel School

Please call our business office at 503-297-1894 for the necessary account and routing numbers.

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