Giving at GIS

Giving plays a big part in any independent school and GIS is no different. We deliberately set tuition below full cost in order to keep our school more affordable to a wider range of students. The tuition you pay does not cover all the incredible opportunities your children experience. We keep our programs strong and thriving through the generosity of our community.  Each and every student benefits when you give. Your donations support the people and programs that make GIS so special. Please review our Ways to Give to learn more.

2018-2019 Giving Opportunities

ExÜBERance in Learning Campaign
October 2018 – We reached our $78,000 goal! Please read more about our ExÜBERance in Learning campaign.

GIS Spring Gala
Saturday, March 9, 2019 – Embassy Suites, Tigard

3rd Annual GIS Fund Run
Thursday, May 9, 2019 – PreK at GIS
Friday, May 10, 2019 – K-Grade 5 at Tektronix

Of course we welcome giving at any time!

Give Today

1995 Club

The 1995 club commemorates the year of our founding and honors donors who give $1,995 or more to the ExÜBERance in Learning Fund. Donors at this level receive an invitation to our annual 1995 Club event.

Please contact Kathryn Foubister, our Development Director, with any questions or to discuss the many ways you can support GIS.

Other Ways to Support GIS

Matching Gifts

There are several local companies that have matching gift programs where they will match (and sometimes double!) your charitable gift to GIS. Nike, Intel , Daimler and NVidia all have such programs. Does the company where you work have a matching gift program? Nike and Intel also give GIS a cash donation matching your volunteer hours. These programs are an excellent way to make your donations and your volunteering stretch further to support of GIS. Please contact Kathryn Foubister, our Development Director, if you need help determining how to benefit GIS through matching gift programs.

Volunteering at GIS

Volunteering is one of the most important things you can do for our school. There are many ways to engage in our community by giving your time and talent. Everyone benefits – including you – when you volunteer. See our volunteer tab for our current opportunities.

In-Kind and Restricted Gifts

On occasion we have need for donated items (such as items for our Spring Gala silent auction) or restricted gifts. Please contact Kathryn Foubister, our Development Director, if you have ideas, questions or for more information about giving in this way.

Shopping for GIS

Interested in finding ways to re-direct some of your shopping dollars to benefit GIS? Please click here for the many opportunities to shop and support GIS.