No matter how you choose to support Cascades Academy, gifts of any size significantly impact the school and the learning experience of every student. Our two primary fundraisers of the year are the Annual Fund and the Auction. As a non-profit, independent school, Cascades Academy relies on the support of our generous community in order to meet the needs of our students and faculty on a daily basis.
The Annual Fund is a fundraising effort that the school conducts each year with the help of volunteers. Like most independent schools, the Annual Fund is the foundation of our fundraising efforts. An Annual Fund gift is the most important gift a donor can make to Cascades Academy each year. Everyone in the school community is asked to participate: parents, trustees, grandparents, staff, faculty, alumni and friends.
Gifts to the Annual Fund allow Cascades Academy to recruit and retain talented faculty members, provide scholarship assistance, and support an array of exceptional academic, arts and outdoor programming. Annual Fund dollars help balance the school’s operating budget each year. These dollars go to work immediately, providing the flexibility to allocate resources to the urgent needs and priorities of the school.
The auction, along with the Annual Fund, provides critical support for the school's annual operating budget, including a paddle raise designated for Financial Aid. Our annual auction is held in February. Save the date for February 24, 2018 at the Riverhouse!
Ways to Make a Gift
Donations to Cascades Academy may currently be made via cash, check, or online. Checks should be payable to Cascades Academy and mailed to 19860 Tumalo Reservoir Road, Bend, Oregon 97703.
Gifts of Stock and Appreciated Securities
For more information on gifts of stock and securities, please contact Caitlin Ciannella, Director of Development at 541.382.0699, ext. 101.
Gifts in Kind
Cascades Academy gladly accepts donations of items that are in good condition and relevant to the educational program of the school. The school is prohibited by law to appraise the value of these gifts. For more information, please contact Caitlin Ciannella.
Planned giving is a grouping of charitable giving options that enables families to give to the school while also creating possible financial benefits for your family. Planned giving includes:
- Bequests of cash, securities, other assets, your estate, or a percentage of your estate
- Retirement assets including IRA, 401(k), or profit-sharing pension plan
- Charitable Gift Annuities
- Charitable Lead Trusts
- Charitable Remainder Trusts
- Life Insurance
- IRA Charitable Rollover
Please consult your own attorney or financial planner to ensure that your gift suits your circumstances. The Oregon Community Foundation is a trusted, local resource available to families in Central Oregon who would like to learn more about Planned Giving.