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Our Mission

Ensuring more teachers, classes and experiences for all Lake Oswego students. With your help we can make a difference. Learn more and get involved.

The Fall 2023 Annual Fund Campaign Has Begun!

Please consider a pledge of support

Your Contributions Go a Long Way

Foundation support is a big reason why Lake Oswego schools have consistently ranked number one in the state, and among the top in the nation. With your gifts the Foundation provides to each and every student in the Lake Oswego School District:

  • More teachers and educational experience than what state and local taxes can provide
  • Teachers for music, reading, art, science and technology
  • Music instruction for every elementary student K-5
  • Additional reading support for students with greater needs in K-2
  • Greater exposure in in grades 6-12 to electives such as Robotics, Architecture, Oceanography, Performing Arts, to name just a few!

We need your support to continue to provide our kids the incredible education Lake Oswego offers. Please consider a gift or pledge your support today.

Thank you!

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Welcome Back!

Hello Lake Oswego Families,

As we prepare to embark on another exciting school year, I'd like to take a moment to personally thank all of our parents and the larger community for your dedication and your unwavering commitment to our students’ success.  I am truly grateful.

I am filled with excitement and optimism for the new school year that lies ahead. I’d also like to take a moment to recognize the Lake Oswego Schools Foundation volunteer board led by president Maxine Walkenhorst. This incredible group of parents and community members are the engine of the work of the Foundation. 

I’d like to say a special hello and welcome to families new to the district. The Foundation board offers ways to get to know each other better; please look for Foundation new family events such as coffees and a happy hour hosted this fall.

Through your support to the Lake Oswego Schools Foundation, you are instilling a love for learning in our students, inspiring them to reach for the stars and achieve their full potential. The possibilities are endless, and I am confident that together, we can continue to make a profound difference in the lives of our students. 

Thank you, thank you, thank you for supporting education through the Lake Oswego School Foundation.


Whitney Woolf

Executive Director, Lake Oswego Schools Foundation

  • Maxine Walkenhorst, Lake Oswego
    Maxine Walkenhorst, Lake Oswego

    I am proud to be part of making our schools great for kids through the Lake Oswego Schools Foundation.

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