Campaign for Arts & Minds

In 2009, Catlin Gabel kicked off the $20 million Campaign for Arts and Minds composed of two goals: Increasing the school's endowment by $12.5 million and building a new creative arts center for the Middle and Upper Schools for $7.5 million.

Today, we are 90% complete toward our overall $20 million goal thanks to the incredible generosity of more than 600 donors.


A healthy endowment helps Catlin Gabel maintain its national reputation for outstanding programs, and ensure its long-term security. Here are some examples of what the endowment helps fund.

  • Competitive faculty compensation and benefits
  • Multi-year financial aid awards that support students until they graduate
  • Broad program offerings for a holistic student experience

We have $2 million left to meet our endowment campaign goal. Play a part in this historic achievement by learning more about endowed giving.

Creative Arts Center

The new Creative Arts Center opened for students in September 2013, and the funding is complete! Community support and a deep belief in the arts made possible this incredible building designed by nationally renowned architect Brad Cloepfil and his team at Allied Works. To schedule a tour of this beautiful facility, please contact Joset Grenon at

To learn about the vision for the Campaign for Arts and Minds and how you can support this initiative at all levels, please contact

Joset Grenon
Director of Development
503-297-1894 x307

An independent pre-K through 12th grade day school in Portland, Oregon
8825 SW Barnes Road,  
Portland, Oregon 97225   |  
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