How to Give

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Catlin Gabel is incorporated as a nonprofit (501c3) organization, governed by a board of trustees. As an independent school, Catlin Gabel does not receive any public funding or religious support.

Maintaining our excellence and comprehensive offerings depends upon tuition and fees, the school's endowment, and philanthropic contributions. Philanthropy is the distinguishing factor that allows us to further enrich the student experience. All gifts to Catlin Gabel are tax-deductible as allowable by law.

Make a Gift

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Many companies offer matching gift programs where your donation to Catlin Gabel is matched dollar for dollar, doubling the benefit for students. 65% of Fortune 500 companies (and many others) match employee donations.
Here are a few examples of companies that match gifts:
•    Bank of America
•    Columbia Sportswear Company
•    Google
•    Hewlett Packard
•    Intel
•    Kaiser Permanente
•    Morgan Stanley
•    Nike
•    Pacific Power
•    Siemens
•    Techtronix
•    Verizon
•    Wieden + Kennedy
To learn if your company matches gifts, please contact your HR department. Many companies will only match gifts within a 90-day period. Requesting a matching gift is normally a five-minute process which must be initiated by the donor. You can do this by filling out and submitting a paper match form provided by your employer or through an electronic submission process.


Many Catlin Gabel donors prefer to give appreciated stock so they can support the school while taking advantage of additional tax benefits. Please consult with your financial advisor for more information about these benefits.

Held by Your Broker or Commercial Banker
Your broker may electronically transfer ownership of the stock to Catlin Gabel's account at RBC Wealth Management (see account information below). When you initiate an electronic transfer for donation of stock, please notify our team at or call 503-297-1894 ext. 5035.

Please provide your broker with the following information:
Account Name: Catlin Gabel School
Federal I.D. Number: 93-0386804
Account Number: 30174008
Transfer to: RBC Wealth Management, DTC
Number: 235
Contact: Shelly McFarland at 503-833-5212
NOTE: Please authorize your broker to release your name so that we may properly thank you and provide you with a receipt.

Giving Stock Certificates: In Your Name and Possession
•    Do not endorse the certificates.
•    Mail unendorsed certificates by first class or registered mail to the development office.
•   Mail a stock or bond power (obtain from your broker) under separate cover to the same address.
•   Sign the power and have the signature guaranteed by your broker or commercial banker, but do not fill in anything else.
•   Enclose a letter of transmittal with the certificate. Include a copy of the letter with the stock power.
•   If the certificates are already endorsed, send them by insured mail or deliver them by hand to the Advancement Office.


Monthly giving is an easy way to make an ongoing commitment, allowing you to plan your annual gift and provide steady support to Catlin Gabel. You may choose to make automatic withdrawals from your bank account or charge your credit card. To give monthly, please visit and check the appropriate box for monthly, quarterly, or yearly giving.


Many parents, alumni and friends accrue points or miles whenever they use their preferred credit card, making this an attractive giving option for some donors. To make your credit card gift on our secure browser, please visit our Make a Gift page or call 503-297-1894 ext. 5035.


Checks should be made out to “Catlin Gabel School” and mailed to the address below. 

Catlin Gabel School
Advancement Office
8825 SW Barnes Road
Portland OR 97225


Please provide the following information to your financial institution. You will also need to provide our account and routing number which can be requested by email at or by calling 503-297-1894 ext. 5035.

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

Direct: 503-778-7077
Account Name: The Catlin Gabel School


If you prefer to give directly from your bank account, please download and complete this form. Scan and email it to, drop it off at Toad Hall, mail it to the address below, or fax it to 503-297-0139.

Advancement Office
Catlin Gabel School
8825 SW Barnes Rd
Portland OR 97225


If you have an unwanted car or truck, no matter what the condition, please click on the Donate link here, which will take you straight to our donation form. Our coordinators through Donate for Charity will contact you and arrange for delivery or free pick-up of your vehicle. Catlin Gabel will receive a portion of the sale of your vehicle, you get a minimum $500 tax deduction (may be higher, depending on what your car sells for), and Catlin Gabel receives the net proceeds to support our students.

We appreciate all of our parents, alumni and friends for considering this option to help support Catlin Gabel. Thank you!

Donate a Vehicle to Catlin Gabel School