Help us give our kids a
world-class education.

Supporting great teachers makes our
schools and our community stronger.

Your donations support teachers,
electives and a more diverse curriculum.

Join us in keeping Lake Oswego
schools at the top of the curve.

Lake Oswego Schools Foundation supports teachers

We believe a great education begins and ends with great teachers. More teachers mean more individualized instruction, more inspiring electives and a more diverse curriculum for every student in our district. With your help, we can overcome reductions in state funding and keep Lake Oswego schools the very best in the state and the pride of our community.

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Why your donation to the Foundation is so important!

Kids in every school across Lake Oswego count on your support every year. Your donations to the Lake Oswego Schools Foundation go solely to hiring and retaining teachers. The $1.5 million raised last year funds the equivalent of 20 full-time teachers in Lake Oswego classrooms this year – that’s something we can all be proud of.

Without your donations, many programs in music, fine arts, PE, math and science would disappear. Our wide diversity of electives and AP courses would greatly diminish. And we would lose teachers who are specially trained for intervention when students struggle or fall behind. Your donation to the Foundation ensures a higher quality of teaching and learning at every school and for every child in Lake Oswego. This is why we are all so grateful for your continued support!

Most popular ways to give to the Foundation

Visit our donation page to make either a one-time contribution or a sustaining gift with a recurring donation. Over a one-year period, a monthly donation of:

  • $105/month gets donors an invitation to a fall reception and free passes to high school athletic events
  • $85/month offsets the state funding deficit of one student

When making a charitable gift of securities, you'll receive a tax deduction equal to the stock's market value without paying capital gains tax. To give stock, download the Authorization Form.

More than 300 companies match charitable contributions made by our donors. Will yours? Visit our donation page, scroll to the bottom, and enter your company name into Double the Donation to find out.

A Closer Look at The Foundation

Find out what a difference your support for the Foundation is making for local kids in the form of additional teachers, one-on-one attention and the state’s most advanced curriculum in our new infographic ›
LOSF Infographic 2018
Learn why we need a Foundation, check out last year's financials, and see the people and companies who generously donated in our Annual Report & Honor Roll of Contributors ›

Recent Graduates of Lake Oswego Schools

  • Hi Mr. Oakes, Just wanted to let you know that I got my first Anatomy and Physiology exam back today and I scored in the top 6 of the 125 students in the class! So far so good.
    Emily Schoenhe, Lakeridge graduate
  • I just wanted to let you know that I am changing my major from Biology to Human Physiology because I loved the subject so much in high school. I am taking an introductory level course this term, and everything we're covering is material we covered in your class! A couple weeks ago, we used sphygmomanometers and I was one of the only people in the class who knew how to use them, thanks to your class! I am really excited. Thank you for everything!
    Laurie Fullmer, Lakeridge graduate
  • Mr. Oakes, I am currently studying to get my certification as a Wilderness EMT basic. I just wanted to let you know how much taking human physiology & anatomy last year has helped! I didn't realize how much I had learned until we started studying the heart in class. I really feel like part of the reason for my success thus far is because of your class. I just wanted to say thank you and I hope you are having a great year!
    Kelcie Rosendahl, Lakeridge graduate
  • Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
    Nelson Mandela
  • Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
    Mahatma Gandhi
  • Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.
    Abigail Adams
  • Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
    Malcolm X
  • Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.
    Walter Cronkite

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