How to Give

Everyone associated with Catlin Gabel understands the importance of our small class sizes, dedicated teachers, state-of-the-art facilities, financial assistance and special programs on and off campus. This extraordinary experience is directly tied to the philanthropic support we receive from our school community, including parents, grandparents, alumni families, faculty and friends.

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 depend 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.

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer matching gift programs where your donation to Catlin Gabel is met, dollar for dollar and doubles the impact on students and teachers. You might be surprised to learn that 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
  • Wells Fargo
  • 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.

Gifts of Stock

Making a gift of appreciated stock is a simple matter.

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.

Giving Stock: 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. 5031.

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 donor name information so that we may properly provide you with a receipt. Thank you!

Giving Stock: 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 address above.

Monthly Giving

Monthly giving is a wonderful 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 set up this easy giving method, call 503-297-1894 ext. 5031 or email

Gifts by Credit Card

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 click here. or call 503-297-1894 ext. 5031.

Gifts by Check

Writing a personal check is a simple way to make a gift. Checks should be made out to “Catlin Gabel School” and mailed to the address below. Or better yet - stop by and drop it off at Toad Hall, so we can thank you in person!

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

Gifts by Wire Transfers

Donors are welcome to make gifts by wire transfer. 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. 5031.

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

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

Gifts by Automatic Bank Withdrawal

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

Donate a Vehicle

Donating your vehicle is a great way to support Catlin Gabel.

If you have an unwanted car or truck, no matter what the condition, please call Nicole Rinetti-Clawson at 503-297-1894 ex. 5010. Or you can simply click on the Donate link below, 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 (or 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

An independent preschool through 12th grade day school in Portland, Oregon
8825 SW Barnes Road,
Portland, Oregon 97225 |
503-297-1894 |

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